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

 

Phishers and Phrauds: How to Spot ‘Em

Feb 10

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 […]

Identity Theft Now Accounts for Nearly Half of All Detected Fraud

Jan 13

With more than 850 million (yes – million) records breached already, data breaches are an epidemic that isn’t likely to end anytime soon. If it feels like you’re hearing about a breach fairly regularly, you’re right, and at their current rate, that means that a new identity theft victim is attacked every two seconds. For […]

Chip-and-PIN: The Payment Card Transition

Jan 07

It was the biggest story in the world of payment cards in 2015, but it’s not over just yet. As retailers switch over their terminals and processes, some are still struggling to make the switch to the new process, known as EMV. Your holiday shopping might have yielded some interesting impressions at pay terminals at […]

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.

Selfies, Texting and Tweets: Teaching Responsibility with Smartphones

Aug 26

Selfies, Texting and Tweets:  Teaching Responsibility with Smartphones In the world of smartphones, it's imperative to protect children from possible danger. Learn which topics you should discuss to keep a child safe.

Infographic: How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft

Aug 12

Infographic: How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft Do you know what type of suspicious activity to look for on your credit report? Find out how to check your credit report for signs of identity theft.

Fact Versus Fiction: Ensuring Your Safety Against a Data Breach

Jul 30

Fact Versus Fiction: Ensuring Your Safety Against a Data Breach With recent high profile data breaches, are you protecting your information online? Learn the facts about storing your data in cyberspace.

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.

Travel Smart: Avoiding ID Theft On-the-go

Jul 01

Travel Smart: Avoiding ID Theft On-the-go Planning a trip? Taking precautions can minimize your risk of identity theft. Find out how to protect yourself while out and about.

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.