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Posts in ‘Identity Fraud’

Protecting Your ID When You’re Always Connected

Oct 12

Protecting Your ID When You’re Always Connected With more and more of our time spent connected to smart devices, security is always an important factor to consider whether you’re working on files that live in the cloud, filing photos, or trying to get to the next level of your favorite online game. Your smartphone or tablet could be a target for a […]

Calling all Digital Packrats: Spring-Clean Your Devices to Avoid Identity Theft

Apr 13

Calling all Digital Packrats: Spring-Clean Your Devices to Avoid Identity Theft Have you become a digital packrat? It’s all too easy to slack when things are busy, but if you have over a thousand images in your camera roll, or your inbox has exploded in recent months, you might be holding onto way more – and in a less secure place – than you mean to. […]

Phishers and Phrauds: How to Spot ‘Em

Feb 10

Phishers and Phrauds: How to Spot ‘Em Phishing: it’s a newer term that you might not be familiar with yet. In the years since the information superhighway turned into the World Wide Web, new words have sprung up specifically to describe certain activities that only take place online. The Federal Trade Commission defines phishing as the act of thieves impersonating businesses to […]

Medical Fraud: Dangerous or Benign?

Oct 21

Medical Fraud: Dangerous or Benign? Medical fraud is a rising threat that can affect your treatment, insurance and credit report. Discover the signs you may be a victim of medical ID theft.

Typo Squatters and Synthetic ID Thieves: Who They Are and How to Spot ‘Em

Jul 15

Typo Squatters and Synthetic ID Thieves: Who They Are and How to Spot ‘Em Identity thieves are using fake URLs and other clever ways to steal your identity. Protect your information from their schemes.

Summer Travel and Identity Theft: Survey Results

Jun 16

New survey findings from show travelers let their good security practices take a vacation when they’re on the move. See the results.

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Childhood

May 06

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Childhood Protecting the identities of minors is crucial to their financial security. Learn how to secure their identity for a strong foundation.

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers

Feb 11

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers While the approach of Valentine's Day usually means opening your wallet, don't become the victim of a dating scam.

Security Breaches – Are You Protected and Safe?

Jun 02

Security Breaches – Are You Protected and Safe? Wondering if you’re safe from cyber security breaches? While everyone faces some potential risk of identity theft, there are things you can do to protect yourself and lower the odds.

Fraudsters Can Ruin Your Nest Egg

May 29

Fraudsters Can Ruin Your Nest Egg It can take an entire lifetime to build a nest egg. And it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye when identity thieves target the identities and assets of older Americans. Being able to protect your savings and retirement may be more vital today than ever.