Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think
Dec03

Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think

Layovers, transfers and flight delays are more tolerable these days thanks to airport wireless internet networks. Business travelers can use time between flights to catch up on emails, holidaymakers can upload photos, and Netflix helps to pass the time. Have you ever wondered about how safe your information is when you’re using airport wifi? Like in any crowded place, hackers and criminals can steal your personal information through...

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Protect Against Posthumous ID Theft
Nov22

Protect Against Posthumous ID Theft

Reported cases of identity theft are increasing each year. In 2017, the Identity Theft Resource Center reported that nearly 179 million records were illegally released, a 44% increase of reported data breaches compared to 2016 figures. Millions of Americans are at risk of identity theft thanks to the wide availability of personal information online and breaches that make Social Security numbers available for bulk purchase on the black...

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10 Identity Theft Stats That Reflect The Growing Threat
Nov15

10 Identity Theft Stats That Reflect The Growing Threat

Identity theft is a growing threat. In 2017 alone, over 16.5 million Americans fell victim to some form of ID theft. And although fraud losses are far below their 2012 and 2013, Javelin Strategy & Research finds losses have slowly increased over the past three years. The problem runs deeper than just the number of victims and an increasing amount of financial losses. The following 10 ID theft stats and facts highlight why ID theft...

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12 Scams of Christmas
Nov15

12 Scams of Christmas

Criminals are out and about in full force during the holidays. Here are 12 scams to watch out for in the holiday season. Charitable phishing scams: beware of e-mails posing as legit charities. They will take your money and credit card info and the charity will never get your money. The e-mails asking for money may even have to charity logos, like the Red Cross or Salvation Army To assure that your charity of choice gets your donation,...

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How to protect your children from Identity Theft
Nov14

How to protect your children from Identity Theft

It’s not just adults who are victims of identity theft. Kids and teenagers are also at risk. Information stored on the Internet — birth dates, passwords, home addresses, credit card numbers, phone and Social Security numbers — can all be stolen and used for fun and profit by identity thieves. Fraudsters target young people because they have clean credit reports, and because they know the crime may go undetected for years. Young people...

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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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