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Is it safe to shop online?
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute You will never hear me say that anything is safe. Everything has risks. Online shopping has risks. Fortunately, there are tips that can help to reduce those risks. Use a credit card When you use a credit card, a debt of […]

Is it Safe to Shop Online?


Who is Responsible for Unauthorized Charges in a Bank Account?
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Last week, I received a call from John, an identity theft victim. John told me that someone had purchased more than $100 worth of goods or services from China using his debit card. He stated, he called his […]

Who is Responsible for Unauthorized Charges in a Bank Account?


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