Freeze your credit file for free

It is now free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file in the United States. This is a great way to prevent identity thieves from opening fraudulent accounts and taking out loans in your name, and with so many major data breaches in the past few years it is very likely that a criminal will … Continue reading Freeze your credit file for free

Hak4Kidz: 4 Reasons to take your kid to a hacking conference

Hak4Kidz NFP is a hacking convention for children and young adults. The Chicago Hak4Kidz 2017 event is on June 3rd and registration is open now. I'll be attending with my son, and we are both very excited to go. But, wait! you may say. I've seen movies! I've seen stock photos of guys in hoodies! … Continue reading Hak4Kidz: 4 Reasons to take your kid to a hacking conference

New information but no answers in my identity theft case

Between having my identity stolen and that pesky heart condition I'm having quite a year. I wrote about getting answers regarding the latter. Recently I got more information about the former, but sadly that information doesn't provide any answers. The detective in Bloomington, Indiana who investigated my case said that he talked to several stores … Continue reading New information but no answers in my identity theft case

What I learned about being a victim of identity theft

I am a victim of identity theft. Someone used my social security number, address, and other personal information to go on a $6,000 spending spree in my name. I'm told they probably had a fake id too since they applied for the accounts in person in Bloomington, Indiana. Here is where they successfully opened accounts … Continue reading What I learned about being a victim of identity theft