Top 8 Sites to Identify The Owner Of A Phone Number

ADVERTISEMENT Phone numbers are a little like fingerprints. They can reveal a lot about a person, for example their name or where they live. If you have a missed call from an unknown phone number, you may want to identify the phone number of the person who tried to reach you before you dial that …

3 awesome apps that block unwanted robocalls

ADVERTISEMENT Unsolicited robocalls have become a bit of an epidemic lately. A recent study shows that the number of spam calls has been rising across the country at an extremely rapid pace. People in the U.S. receive an average of just under 19 spam calls every month. Yikes! Whether it’s just an annoying telemarketer calling, …

How to Check If Your Data Was Stolen in the Equifax Breach

ADVERTISEMENT News just surfaced of a data breach that affects up to 80 percent of all U.S. credit card users, and the credit reporting giant Equifax is doing a terrible job of reassuring customers. As of this writing, getting through to the company is difficult on the phone and online, and this has many in a panic. What Data …

How to scrub your private data from ‘people finder’ sites

ADVERTISEMENT The internet has your number—among many other deets. Prevent identity theft and doxxing by erasing yourself from aggregator sites like Spokeo and PeekYou it doesn’t matter what you do online: The internet knows a ton about you, and that information is a mouse click away. Search any people finder site—Spokeo, PeekYou, Whitepages, to name …

5 dangerous phone scams that are spreading now

ADVERTISEMENT Unsolicited phone calls from people you don’t know can be irritating. They always have horrible timing too, calling at the most inconvenient moment, like when your family is about to sit down for dinner. Some of these calls aren’t just annoying anymore, they’re also malicious. There has been a rash of phone calls making the rounds …

IRS Has More Than $1 Billion In Unclaimed Tax Refund

ADVERTISEMENT The IRS said Wednesday that it is currently holding $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return. If you’re one of the approximately 1 million people who didn’t send in a Form 1040 in 2013, act fast. Tax law says a taxpayer has three …

How to Find a Lost Life Insurance Policy

ADVERTISEMENT How to Locate a Life Insurance Benefit When You Don’t Have the Policy Insurance policies are often purchased during life changing moments: the birth of a child, marriage, the purchase of real estate or the addition of other assets worth protecting. But if policy documents are lost, you may find yourself trying to solve …

WHD Unclaimed Wages Guide

ADVERTISEMENT Not getting paid can be extremely frustrating and cause you financial strain. You work expecting to get paid, and the paycheck does not come; therefore, you need to do everything you can to collect that money. Fortunately, there are laws in place that are enforced by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, …

Unclaimed Deposits from NCUA

ADVERTISEMENT f you believe NCUA may be holding funds for you please contact the Asset Management and Assistance Center. Listing of Unclaimed Deposits ( PDF – Bookmarks are listed by last name) Why does NCUA have unclaimed deposits? When a credit union with federal insurance is liquidated, NCUA’s Asset Management and Assistance Center (AMAC) is responsible …

The 12 Sources of Unclaimed Money

ADVERTISEMENT Most unclaimed money is held by the states – about $42 billion at last count. That’s because state law requires banks, brokerage firms and other companies that handle people’s money to turn unclaimed funds over to the states for safekeeping if they can’t locate the rightful owners. So the states are the place to begin your …