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Posts from March, 2010

Security Threats: What to Expect in 2010

Mar 08

Security Threats: What to Expect in 2010 The start of a new year is a great time for you to evaluate your security practices on social networks.  In 2010, we will see security threats that are more serious and difficult to detect.  It’s vital for you to understand what you can do and how to best protect yourself. Here are a few […]

Census Bureau Email Scam Alert

Mar 05

Census Bureau Email Scam Alert In my years of helping people deal with the aftermath of identity theft I’ve observed several things. The first is that Internet scams are as widespread as the common cold and Cyber criminals will look for any opportunity to steal personal information online.  This also includes taking advantage of the 2010 Census.  Computer users, such […]

Medical Identity Theft: What you don’t know can cost you

Mar 03

Medical Identity Theft: What you don’t know can cost you Did you know that 1.5 million Americans have been victims of medical identity theft according to a recent study by The Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ProtectMyID.com?  The recent survey/study revealed the following: •  It is estimated that the costs associated with medical identity theft total about $28.6 billion — or approximately $20,000 per victim • More than […]

Who’s Knocking at my door?

Mar 01

Who’s Knocking at my door?   How to identify if a Census Bureau is legit Citizens are required by law to respond to the U.S. Census Bureau’s requests for information and Census workers will be surveying the population to gather demographic information in the upcoming months.  With identity theft prevalent and on the rise, you should use caution before disclosing […]