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Crooks Stole Data on 100K Taxpayers Via ‘Get Transcript’ Feature

Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and Personal Finance Expert Heather Wagenhals continues to warn listeners of the latest frauds and scams striking all targets.  The most recent scam occurring with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) affected more than 100,000 taxpayers this

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Vacation Scam Warnings with Heather Wagenhals on WDUN Radio

Bill & Joel, hosts of “The Morning Show” on WDUN AM 550 Radio interview Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and Personal Finance Expert on the topic of vacation scams. Tune in to this interview to hear details on this

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Arizona Ranked 5th in Most Money Lost in 2014 Internet Scams

In 2014 Californians lost an estimated $131 million, with the target market greatly affecting men ages 40 to 49. The second greatest state to lost money over internet scams was Florida, with its residents losing an estimated $52.5 million and

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Credit Card Chips Don’t Protect Against Fraud

Spurred by regulatory changes and a spate of high-profile data breaches, U.S. banks and retailers are moving from traditional credit cards — those bearing easily copied magnetic strips — to cards embedded with microchips that are less susceptible to duplication

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It’s A Scary New World of Tax Fraud

Tax fraud has become quite the hit for scammers, increasing their tactics and capabilities to cheat the system. The growing share of such fraud is about crooks using the identities of innocent taxpayers to steal money. If you have a

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Hackers Use Starbucks App to Steal Money From Latte Drinkers

Any time you link an app to your bank account or credit card, you better use a good password. That seems to be the takeaway from a recent spate of thefts suffered by people using the Starbucks app, which lets

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Heather Wagenhals Explains How to Avoid Vacation Summer Scams on KSAL Radio

Rich Alexander and Jeff Garretson, hosts of The KSAL Morning News Show, interview Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and Personal Finance Expert on the topic of vacation hackers. Last year, more than 317 million pieces of malware were

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CalRecycle Combats Fraud with $55 Million in Annual Deficits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —For the second time in less than a week, CalRecycle announced a major bust involving people illegally bringing out-of-state containers to California to steal CRV refunds. In February, the agency caught a truck driver hauling 9,280 pounds

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Watch Out for Virtual Gigolos Scam

Kerry Lutz, host of Financial Survival Network, interviewed Heather Wagenhals on the latest scam out there, the romance scam with virtual gigolos striking Canada victims. This week Heather asks what’s going on in Canada as reports come in revealing Canadian women in their 50′s and

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Reminder: Your Funds are Awaiting their Release

The latest text message scam is out, targeting victims to redeem their “free cash” and all you have to do is reply to the message. Seems legit, right? Wrong. As our very own Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and host

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