The FBI Says You’ve Won the Lottery
Dec03

The FBI Says You’ve Won the Lottery

A Fight Identity Theft visitor forwarded this email to us today and it was so creative I just had to post it here. The email supposedly comes from Robert Mueller – the current head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations. Not only was it sent by the FBI, the scammers try to get you to believe it’s been vetted by the Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division. Unbelievable. Why Do They Send These Emails? What...

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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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Protect Yourself Against Job Scams

As the unemployment rate rises so does the number of job search scams. Identity thieves are taking advantage of peoples’ desperation to find work. They know that people may not be as skeptical as they would under better circumstances and are more likely to fall for an easy path to financial security. But you need to be on guard and think about what you are doing- if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. The last thing a...

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Report Phishing Email: What to Do When You Catch a Phish
Nov07

Report Phishing Email: What to Do When You Catch a Phish

We’ve been educating you about phishing emails for years and in trolling around your inbox, it’s not uncommon to come across one of those pesky emails just about every day. The easiest approach is to ignore it or mark it as spam and go on with your day. However, by taking just a minute or two to report it, you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and the rest of the world. Out of the Net and into the Tank OpenDNS,...

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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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Facebook Awarded $711 Million from “Spam King”
Oct30

Facebook Awarded $711 Million from “Spam King”

Facebook won a huge judgment from the spammer who already owes MySpace $234 million from an earlier suit. Sanford Wallace has been a known spammer since the 1990’s and is one of the first to be crowned “Spam King”. His most recent spamming scheme was sending phishing messages to Facebook users that contained links to phishing websites asking for login information. The information submitted was used by Wallace to spam...

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