The FTC also offers more information to protect yourself after a data breach.
Learn how to report and recover from identity theft at Identity
If you are impacted, Equifax offers you a free credit monitoring service, Trusted IDPremier.
However, you won’t be able to enroll in it immediately.
Learn the warning signs of common scams and fraud to protect your personal and financial information.
Report suspected tax fraud to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tax-related identity (ID) theft is another form of tax fraud.
It happens when someone steals your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. If you receive threatening calls or emails claiming to be from the IRS, report the fraud to the IRS online or by calling 1-800-366-4484.
You may also contact your state consumer protection office.
You can also report certain types of scams and fraud to federal enforcement agencies.
The survey also found that twenty-eight percent of online daters who used more than one service tried four or more.
CR’s survey shows some consumers are concerned about dipping into Cupid’s digital world because they fear being scammed The survey found among respondents hesitant to try online dating, 56 percent of women and 41 percent of men had this worry. “If a person you haven’t met face to face wants to quickly leave the dating site’s messaging app—and the privacy it offers—to talk by phone or send messages to your email address, that can be a red flag,” Gilman says.
The chances they will find someone are good, according to Consumer Reports, which discovered a substantial 44 percent of survey respondents who tried online dating said the experience led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage.