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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 profit. ​Imagine that a data breach has occurred. You don’t…

​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 profit. ​Imagine that a data breach has occurred. You don’t…

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Changing Your SSN Can Double Your Trouble
September 16, 2017

Your financial identity centers on your Social Security number (SSN), which is why a stolen SSN is so valuable to an identity thief. The MyIDCare team has restored thousands of victim’s identities, working with financial institutions and government agencies to clean up their records. The victim…

Your financial identity centers on your Social Security number (SSN), which is why a stolen SSN is so valuable to an identity thief. The MyIDCare team has restored thousands of victim’s identities, working with financial institutions and government agencies to clean up their records. The victim…

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In the News
Equifax Breach Threatens Millions: How to Protect Yourself
September 07, 2017

If you’ve seen the news, you are probably wondering whether you’re affected by the Equifax data breach. The credit bureau just reported a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of up to 143 million consumers. According to Pamela Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy…

If you’ve seen the news, you are probably wondering whether you’re affected by the Equifax data breach. The credit bureau just reported a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of up to 143 million consumers. According to Pamela Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy…

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Latest Scams
These Scams Are a Grandparent’s Worst Nightmare
September 07, 2017

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center There’s nothing in the world quite like the love of a grandparent…and scammers are counting on that. There have been so many reports in recent years that one particularly horrific scam has its own term: the grandparent…

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center There’s nothing in the world quite like the love of a grandparent…and scammers are counting on that. There have been so many reports in recent years that one particularly horrific scam has its own term: the grandparent…

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Did You Know?
RFID Skimming: is the danger real?
July 09, 2017

You probably know that the embedded computer chips now found in most credit and debit cards are meant to protect you from financial fraud. And you also may have heard that thieves could now steal your card number just by walking near you, or you may have seen ads for products to prevent this kind…

You probably know that the embedded computer chips now found in most credit and debit cards are meant to protect you from financial fraud. And you also may have heard that thieves could now steal your card number just by walking near you, or you may have seen ads for products to prevent this kind…

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What is the Dark Web? A Glimpse into the Unknown
March 26, 2017

If you ever watch TV thrillers, from Mr. Robot to Law & Order: SVU, you’ve heard about the Dark Web, where criminals traffic in guns, drugs, or worse, and deadly deeds are planned. It makes for exciting fiction, but the Dark Web is real and you could become one of its victims if you stray…

If you ever watch TV thrillers, from Mr. Robot to Law & Order: SVU, you’ve heard about the Dark Web, where criminals traffic in guns, drugs, or worse, and deadly deeds are planned. It makes for exciting fiction, but the Dark Web is real and you could become one of its victims if you stray…

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Online Privacy Settings
October 23, 2016

You can find almost anything on the internet, whether you’re doing serious research or settling an argument about song lyrics or old movies. But while you’re surfing for information, other people are probably gathering information on you, courtesy of your browsers. Some of that information can…

You can find almost anything on the internet, whether you’re doing serious research or settling an argument about song lyrics or old movies. But while you’re surfing for information, other people are probably gathering information on you, courtesy of your browsers. Some of that information can…

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In the News
Arrrr! Prepare Not to be Boarded
October 02, 2016

How are you with multiple-choice questions? Well, here’s one for you: You’re working away on your laptop when it stops responding to the keyboard, then the screen fills with a skull-and-crossbones image made of dollar signs. Do you: Say “Look, it’s an ad for that new Pirates of the…

How are you with multiple-choice questions? Well, here’s one for you: You’re working away on your laptop when it stops responding to the keyboard, then the screen fills with a skull-and-crossbones image made of dollar signs. Do you: Say “Look, it’s an ad for that new Pirates of the…

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Diagnosis: Fraud
September 01, 2016

Life is full of surprises. Imagine that you’re going through today’s mail or email, and you find an explanation of benefits from your health insurance company saying that your prostate surgery is 100% covered by your insurance. This should be good news, right? Except that you’re a 35-year-old…

Life is full of surprises. Imagine that you’re going through today’s mail or email, and you find an explanation of benefits from your health insurance company saying that your prostate surgery is 100% covered by your insurance. This should be good news, right? Except that you’re a 35-year-old…

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Latest Scams
Insult to Injury: Ransomware and Bitcoin
July 21, 2016

In previous blogs, we’ve told you about the ransomware scourge that’s sweeping the Internet and given some suggestions about when to pay or not pay. You might think that once you make the pay decision, life would be simple again. The problem is that you can’t just give the ransomers your…

In previous blogs, we’ve told you about the ransomware scourge that’s sweeping the Internet and given some suggestions about when to pay or not pay. You might think that once you make the pay decision, life would be simple again. The problem is that you can’t just give the ransomers your…

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