Posts by Kurt Burnett

Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring

It sounds like you are doing a lot right with your information security and fraud prevention.  Continue the vigilance!  We can never let down our guard.  Here’s useful identity theft prevention information from the Indiana Attorney General. Earlier I mentioned the 2017 Equifax Data Breach.  Here’s an excerpt from Dave Ramsey’s rant about it (at…

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ID Theft and Consumer Reports

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), if you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a 2017 data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. In January, the FTC released Updated information…

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2019 Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs

Past In April of 1935, politicians passed the Social Security Act through the U.S. House and in June through the Senate; it was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. [1] Ida May Fuller became the first beneficiary of recurring monthly retirement payments on January 31, 1940, with a check for $22.54. …

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When Information is Lost or Exposed

Federal Trade Commission Did you recently get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach?  Did you lose your wallet?  Or learn that an online account was hacked? Social Security number Online login or password Debit or credit card number Bank account information Driver’s license information Children’s personal information Depending…

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Capital One Data Breach

Wall Street Journal July 29, 2019 Capital One Financial Corp. , the fifth-largest U.S. credit-card issuer, said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants, one of the largest-ever data breaches of a large bank. <https://www.wsj.com/articles/capital-one-reports-data-breach-11564443355> Fox News July 29, 2019  Authorities claim a Seattle software engineer…

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