Identity Theft

Yahoo Hack: Are You Affected?

Yahoo has fallen victim to the world’s biggest data breach and, as a consequence, so has much of the world. The company says that 500 million accounts were exposed in a huge hack that it has said was carried out by

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IRS Failed to Notify 1M People of Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service identified nearly 1 million taxpayers who were victims of employment-related identity theft from 2011 through 2015, but almost none of the victims were informed, a Treasury Department watchdog found in a report made public this week. “Employment-related

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Guard Against Medical Identity Theft

There is a lot you can do to avoid medical identity theft and to reduce its negative effects if your personal data is stolen. Here, the proactive steps to take to keep your private health information out of the reach

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Elderly Fraud Protection

The truth is, scams target everyone and there are necessary actions required for elderly fraud protection, before they or anyone is taken as victim of fraud. Scam artists target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. It’s not only

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FTC Cracks Down on Debt Relief Schemes

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have taken action against two operations charged with running phony student loan debt relief schemes, and defendants in a similar FTC action brought earlier this year have agreed to a ban

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BBB: Top Scams for College Students to Avoid

BBB warns college students are often intended targets of scams.  Students don’t always necessarily recognize when a scam comes knocking. As college students begin to head back to campus, the BBB wants to remind students and parents about preventing fraud

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5 Scariest Internet Scams

As safe as the internet may seem at times, every day it becomes more frightening for individuals and their personal identities that are at risk from scam artists. As scammers continue to amp up their game, things are getting worse for the FBI

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Pop-up Ad Scam

Tech support scams can be difficult to detect, but one way to detect those scams is to know those pop up ads on your computer with messages like ‘SECURITY ALERT’ or ‘Urgent Notice: your data may be at risk’ – are signs

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Safeguard Against Money Fraud

Providing your personal information seems to be an everyday occurrence – it’s something we do with every paperless transaction or online order. But do we really know what happens to all that information once we key in the details? Well, the information

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