Identity theft: The act of stealing your good name to commit fraud. Here’s how to guard against it: Before revealing personal identifying information, find out how it will be used and if it will More >>
(WFLX)--A consumer alert . Two of the top sunscreens are among the "least" expensive. "Consumer Reports" rates the best sunscreens, and names Target's "Up and Up Sport s-p-f 50" and Walmart's "EquateMore >>
Two of the top sunscreens are among the "least" expensive.More >>
SEBASTIAN, FL (WFLX)--Kaitlyn Hunt has refused a plea deal from the state attorney. She was charged earlier this year with lewd and lascivious battery on a minor, after she admitted to having a same-sexMore >>
Kaitlyn Hunt has refused a plea deal from the state attorney.More >>
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX)--A man at the center of an adverse possession case has accused the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office of overreaching after deputies ordered him away from the home and arrestedMore >>
A man at the center of an adverse possession case has accused the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office of overreaching after deputies ordered him away from the home and arrested him.More >>
MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX)--Traffic began slowly moving again just before 7 a.m. on northbound I-95 in Martin County after a crash between a tractor trailer and pickup truck. The pickup was pinned underneathMore >>
Traffic began slowly moving again just before 7 a.m. on northbound I-95 in Martin County after a crash between a tractor trailer and pickup truck.More >>
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Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >>
In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns, call home on your cell phone, order new checks, or apply for a credit card. Everyday transactions that you may never give a second thought to are an identity thief's bread and butter. Each of these transactions requires the sharing of personal information: your bank and credit card account numbers; your income, Social Security number and name, address and phone numbers, to name a few. While you can't prevent identity theft, you can minimize your risk by managing your personal information wisely.
Catching Identity Theft Early
Sometimes an ID thief can strike even when you've been very careful. One of the best ways to catch identity theft is to regularly check your credit record. Order your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus each year and make sure all the information is correct. Also, follow up with creditors if your bills do not arrive on time. A missing credit card bill could mean an identity thief has taken over your credit card account and changed your billing address to cover his tracks.
These three stories will give you more information on how minimize the risk of identity theft.