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  • Beware of Affordable Care Act scams

    Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
  • Family finances: Hire an identity bodyguard

    Over the years, we have cast a skeptical eye on services that charge a fee in exchange for identity-theft protection. Why pay for a company to monitor your credit reports when you can get them free? But with so many entities, from your employer to your...
  • Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser

    Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser
    Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
  • FTC: One of four consumers has a credit report error

    Credit reports contain information about us that essentially will determine how much we pay for insurance, auto loans and other forms of credit. That’s because information in credit reports is used to¬†generate¬†credit scores, which lenders and others...
  • CFPB: Consumers entitled to free reports from wide range of specialty reporting companies

    Many consumers are aware that the big three credit reporting agencies — TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — maintain credit files on us and that we are entitled to a free copy of our report annually. But what’s less known is that...
  • Don't ignore signs of possible child identity theft

    Kids sure grow up fast these days. My 12-year-old son just started seventh grade. Days later he got his AARP card. "Your membership has been reserved and is awaiting activation," AARP told him in a letter. This was the second goofy solicitation my son...
  • After foreclosure, mysterious eviction record surfaces

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I had a mortgage with a big box lender. I lost my job and hung on as long as possible. My home was actively listed for sale, and we had a short sale contract after jumping through every hoop they said. At the last...
  • Whither real estate market as interest rates rise?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Wouldn't you know it? There are still buyers wondering if now is the time to buy a home. Now, when inventory is extremely low, mortgage interest rates are starting to rise and home prices have seen huge price jumps...
  • Loan documents often missing these days after mortgage is paid off

    Q: In a recent column you wrote that when you pay off your mortgage you should receive, among other things, the original note marked "paid" or shown with a zero balance. We paid off our mortgage in 2008, and I jumped through hoops at the time to get a...
  • Credit check turns up theft of homebuyer's identity

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love your show. My 25-year old daughter thinks she is ready to jump into the housing market. When checking her credit, she found out that she may have already bought a house and a car. (And, of course, she did...
  • Swift Justice: Car payments, cable bills and co-signing

    Dear Jackie, While living with my boyfriend in Iowa for two years, I helped pay for a sports car he purchased. He promised me at the time that if we ever broke up, he would make sure to pay me for all of the payments I made towards the car. I have copies...