Category Archives: Fraud

Beware of Scams and Other Internet Fraud

Scams are a reality of shopping online and offline. Zillow strives to provide a safe online community, but you should always be wary of giving personal information, financial information, or payments of any kind to people you don’t know personally. Important: If you find a fraudulent listing o...
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Identity theft hit an all-time high in 2016

Despite years of battling by the financial industry and a massive change in the way Americans use debit and credit cards, the rate of identity theft soared during 2016, a new report has found. In fact, it hit an all-time high. An estimated 15.4 million consumers were hit with some kind of ID theft l...
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What Are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud?

What Are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud? Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. What are the Most C...
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Building Credit History While Stemming ID Theft

Student housing communities can help college students with the serious matters of building credit history and ID theft protection. In the popular imagination, college is a time of endless merriment. Four years of hanging out with new friends (perhaps more if you have too much of a good time), cheeri...
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Online Fraud Has Property Managers Worried

The increase in online rental applications has prompted more property managers to become concerned over identity theft and online fraud, according to the results of a new survey by TransUnion of 163 property managers who manage more than 500 rental units nationwide. Over 56 percent of property manag...
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