Technology


Protect your privacy with tips from the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute Gone are the days when a telephone was just a telephone. Today, we use smartphones to help us stay connected, stay on track and find answers to anything from anywhere. In the past, if you wanted to do any of these […]

Important Security Settings for Your Smartphone


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By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute Hodges University wants to help you keep your information secure. By focusing on various issues related to identity fraud and identity theft, Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, will share her insight and expertise on each […]

Keep Them Guessing by Changing Your Passwords


Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University A few years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new program allowing anyone over the age of 18 to set up an online account called MySSA, My Social Security Account. The purpose was to allow consumers […]

Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft



MIS Manager
If you’ve considered advancing your tech career to become a computer and information systems manager — at times referred to as IT managers — then you’re no stranger to the job duties of this title: planning, coordinating and directing an organization’s computer-related activities. However, even if you’re able to check […]

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Protecting Children from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Children are a favorite target of identity thieves. By using a child’s identity, a thief can typically go undetected for up to 18 years. Most victims do not discover the identity theft until they apply for college or […]

Protecting Children from Identity Theft


Protect your phone numbers from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University There is a new trend emerging in the world of identity theft. The trend involves phone accounts, landline or mobile. It could involve a new account or your current account. Either way, it is something you must be […]

Beware: Fraudsters Want Your Phone Number



Fraud Alert vs Credit Freeze
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Often there is confusion between a fraud alert and a credit freeze. Many times, I hear people state they have “locked-down” their credit when all they have is a fraud alert. Here is the breakdown to help end […]

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze


Credit Score and Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University I am so glad you asked. This is probably one of the greatest identity theft myths, besides the one about being able to prevent it. In short, the answer is no. A credit score alone cannot predict or […]

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How do I check my credit reports?
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Conducting a simple internet search will reveal numerous websites offering to provide you with your free credit reports. However, this could result in you subscribing to a service you do not want or need. Even worse, you could […]

How do I Get My Credit Reports?