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Lessons and stories from the front lines of fighting identity theft.

 

Posts from February, 2010

Empowering yourself after identity theft

Feb 03

Empowering yourself after identity theft   Having been a Fraud Resolution Agent, I’ve heard the tears on the other line of the phone as an identity theft victim dealt with the powerful emotions of this devastating crime. Finding out your identity has been stolen is an extremely difficult situation that no one is ever quite prepared for.  You’ll face anger […]

Engineered Scams to Play with Your Emotions

Feb 01

Engineered Scams to Play with Your Emotions According to a report from security vendor AVG, between 8 and 14 million Web users in the U.S. have been exposed to a social engineering scam during the past year.  Social engineering is the act of manipulating people into divulging their personal information by playing on their human emotions for the purpose of fraud. Here […]