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Avoiding Tax Preparer Scams
January 16, 2018

Tax season is upon us, and we hope you plan to stay ahead of identity thieves by filling your taxes early. However, you should be careful who you trust with your tax information, because the wrong move could net you problems with the IRS!​ On its…

Tax season is upon us, and we hope you plan to stay ahead of identity thieves by filling your taxes early. However, you should be careful who you trust with your tax information, because the wrong move could net you problems with the IRS!​ On its…

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ID Intensive: Recovering an Identity and Precious Time
January 12, 2018

​Alan* is a MyIDCare member in southern California. A few times in the past, he’d gotten letters saying his personal information might have been exposed in a data breach, but this time it was the real thing. A credit card showed up in the mail…

​Alan* is a MyIDCare member in southern California. A few times in the past, he’d gotten letters saying his personal information might have been exposed in a data breach, but this time it was the real thing. A credit card showed up in the mail…

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Dollars for Data: How Criminals Make Money with Your Identity
January 12, 2018

​In previous articles, we’ve explored who commits identity theft, how your data gets stolen, and the definitions of different types of identity theft. Now we’ll look at how your personal data is turned into a tool for crime and…

​In previous articles, we’ve explored who commits identity theft, how your data gets stolen, and the definitions of different types of identity theft. Now we’ll look at how your personal data is turned into a tool for crime and…

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Did You Know?
What Equifax means for tax fraud
January 09, 2018

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions include goals such as starting a new exercise routine or traveling to someplace on our “bucket list.” This year, you should consider an alternative resolution: file your income taxes early. Thanks to the…

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions include goals such as starting a new exercise routine or traveling to someplace on our “bucket list.” This year, you should consider an alternative resolution: file your income taxes early. Thanks to the…

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ID Intensive: Presumed Guilty, Proven Innocent
January 05, 2018

​Nicole* is a MyIDCare member in Oregon. Identity theft halfway across the country put her own living situation in jeopardy. When she found her way to MyIDCare, she finally found someone who was on her side. This is her story. “I first…

​Nicole* is a MyIDCare member in Oregon. Identity theft halfway across the country put her own living situation in jeopardy. When she found her way to MyIDCare, she finally found someone who was on her side. This is her story. “I first…

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In the News
Into the Breach: Your Identity After Equifax
January 02, 2018

The Equifax data breach disclosed in September 2017 exposed the data of over 145 million Americans—almost 60% of the adults in the United States. Considering that 2 in 3 American adults has had their personal information stolen, every single one…

The Equifax data breach disclosed in September 2017 exposed the data of over 145 million Americans—almost 60% of the adults in the United States. Considering that 2 in 3 American adults has had their personal information stolen, every single one…

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Helpful Tips
2018: The Future of ID Theft
January 01, 2018

It’s the time of year for reflection. As MyIDCare is in the business of protecting your identity, we are reviewing the state of personal privacy and looking to what lies before us in 2018. As we outlined in our last article, 2017 was a banner year…

It’s the time of year for reflection. As MyIDCare is in the business of protecting your identity, we are reviewing the state of personal privacy and looking to what lies before us in 2018. As we outlined in our last article, 2017 was a banner year…

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Ugly to the Bone: The Anatomy of Identity Theft
December 29, 2017

In previous articles, we explored who identity thieves are and what ID theft is and isn’t. Your personal identifying Information (PII) or personal health information (PHI) can be stolen in a variety of ways, so in this article we’ll look…

In previous articles, we explored who identity thieves are and what ID theft is and isn’t. Your personal identifying Information (PII) or personal health information (PHI) can be stolen in a variety of ways, so in this article we’ll look…

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ID Confidential: John I. - MyIDCare Specialist, Woodworker, Dad
December 27, 2017

ID Confidential is a series of articles introducing you to the real human beings on your MyIDCare team. John I. has been helping people for years, in non-profit organizations and in technical support jobs, so becoming a member of the MyIDCare team…

ID Confidential is a series of articles introducing you to the real human beings on your MyIDCare team. John I. has been helping people for years, in non-profit organizations and in technical support jobs, so becoming a member of the MyIDCare team…

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In the News
Alteryx Data Breach: What you need to know
December 22, 2017

​If you thought 2017 was a bad year for data breaches, hang onto your personal information: another massive data breach just hit the news. During a routine search of online data, Chris Vickery, a cyber researcher, stumbled into the databases of…

​If you thought 2017 was a bad year for data breaches, hang onto your personal information: another massive data breach just hit the news. During a routine search of online data, Chris Vickery, a cyber researcher, stumbled into the databases of…

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