Avoid the Grinch When Shopping Online
Nov24

Avoid the Grinch When Shopping Online

We know everyone is looking for that best deal online, especially during the Black Friday shopping blitz. Here are some quality online shopping tips from Intersections, Inc. (provider of the Identity Guard identity theft protection service). We also recommend a post from the always excellent Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – “Holiday Shopping? Ten Timely Tips” Don’t Let Would-Be “Grinches” Steal Your Financial Health...

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Senior Citizens Fight Medicare Fraud
Nov03

Senior Citizens Fight Medicare Fraud

Medicare receives 4.4 million claims a day and approximately 1 out of 10 of those are fraudulent. All of the fraudulent claims add up to a large sum of wasted time and money and the government is trying to put a stop to it. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General have been working together to reduce fraudulent activity. In 2008, the DOJ and HHS and the Centers for...

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Data Breach Danger: Study Shows It’s Real
Oct28

Data Breach Danger: Study Shows It’s Real

So you received a data breach notification in the mail… no big deal, right? Not according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s latest report. In fact, Javelin’s latest research reveals you are four times more likely to suffer identity fraud if you’ve received a data breach notification within the past year. The average fraud victim will spend 30 hours and $496 out-of-pocket costs to restore their affairs, merchants and financial...

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Clampi Trojan Virus Attacks the World of Online Banking
Oct22

Clampi Trojan Virus Attacks the World of Online Banking

July 2009 not only brought the hopes of fun summer activities, but it also brought the new vicious Trojan virus called Clampi. Clampi is a newly sophisticated virus designed to attack online banking systems. And unlike most Trojan viruses this virus can be picked up from trusted sites like blogs, online magazines, search engines and mainstream news websites, not just gambling and pornography sites. It also is only designed to attack...

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Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim
Aug27

Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim

Ben Bernanke is a victim of identity theft. This is proof positive that it can happen to anyone. Ben Bernanke – the Federal Reserve Board chairman – was one of hundreds of victims of an elaborate identity-fraud ring, headed by a convicted scam artist known as “Big Head,” that stole more than $2.1 million from unsuspecting consumers and at least 10 financial institutions around the country. How Did It Happen? On...

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Hackers Are Getting Older and Smarter
Aug13

Hackers Are Getting Older and Smarter

A recent article by Kevin Poulsen on Wired.com made a sobering observation: software hackers are becoming as sophisticated in their programming as the software they’re trying to attack. Where hacking used to be something of a harmless, if annoying prank by bright, restless kids before they went off and got regular jobs, hackers are increasingly well-funded and making use of state-of-the art technology to design the trojans,...

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