Every time you pay a bill, data is sent to a credit reporting agency. Errors can be made. It’s important to know where to look to see if your credit information is correct, stolen, or purchased. Today’s guest is Steve Baker. Steve is chairman of the Privacy Rights Institute. He is a lawyer and previously served as a leader at the FTC for over 27 years addressing consumer fraud in areas like telemarketing and spamming. Steve now writes The Baker Fraud Report, a free weekly newsletter covering consumer fraud from around the world.
Today’s guest is Steve Snyder. Steve is an author, speaker, and one of the top personal finance commentators in the country trained by the Fair Isaac Corporation, the firm that created the score that credit reporting agencies use to calculate a consumer’s credit worthiness. FICO Score is widely recognized as the industry standard for lenders. Steve has been quoted in the US News World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and many others.
Dori Zinn has over a decade’s experience in digital journalism, mostly as a personal finance writer. Her work has been featured everywhere, from Huffington Post to Yahoo Finance and she has been a speaker at FinCon in years past. Her writing covers topics like banking, investing, credit, debt, student loans, personal loans, budgeting, and overall financial literacy.
We’ve all had that random fraudulent charge show up on our credit card and we wonder how did that happen. Do I need to cancel my credit card? Do I need to get a new one? Today we talk about credit card skimming with Scott Schober.
Identity theft comes in many forms. Each year there are over 9 million identity victims. Dana Mantilia is here to talk about identity theft, data breaches, and best practices for protecting you, your family, and your business. Dana shares several practical tips and best practices that you can put in place today to help protect against identity theft.