Category Archives: Fraud

What Consumers Need to Know about Identity Theft

The threat from ransomware is so frightening and immediate, given the extensive coverage of last week’s attack, that it is easy to forget about another technological threat — identity theft. Identity theft occurs when a criminal hacks into your computer to steal personal data, or simply ...
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The 5 Most Common Rental Scams (and How to Avoid Them)

Here’s what to do when finding an apartment goes from annoying to criminal. The stress of finding an apartment is almost inevitable – the search, the competition, the upfront money … most renters avoid frequently moving for these reasons. But sometimes the rental process goes from merely aggra...
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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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