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Scammed on the Road to Love
October 15, 2018

​What is the price of love? Well, if you fall victim to an online dating scam, the price could be your life savings plus a heaping dose of disappointment and humiliation. According to the FBI, confidence frauds and romance scams ensnare more than 15,000 Americans a year, swindling them out of…

​What is the price of love? Well, if you fall victim to an online dating scam, the price could be your life savings plus a heaping dose of disappointment and humiliation. According to the FBI, confidence frauds and romance scams ensnare more than 15,000 Americans a year, swindling them out of…

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Angler Phishing Uses Customer Service as Bait
August 27, 2018

​Businesses don’t always live up to expectations, whether it’s your bank botching a transfer or a surly barista messing with your morning latte. These days, social media is important to a business’s brand, so a negative Facebook post, Twitter comment, or Yelp review can sometimes get their…

​Businesses don’t always live up to expectations, whether it’s your bank botching a transfer or a surly barista messing with your morning latte. These days, social media is important to a business’s brand, so a negative Facebook post, Twitter comment, or Yelp review can sometimes get their…

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Children going back-to-school, unaware that child identity theft is on the rise.
August 06, 2018

​Yes, “back to school” time has arrived: that time of summer when the school supply sales start, children lament how short summer has been, and parents reflect on how long it’s been. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or heading off to college, you are undoubtedly filing out…

​Yes, “back to school” time has arrived: that time of summer when the school supply sales start, children lament how short summer has been, and parents reflect on how long it’s been. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or heading off to college, you are undoubtedly filing out…

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Protecting Your Identity During a Break Up
March 26, 2018

​In recent articles, we’ve talked about familiar fraud and the risks of identity theft after a separation or divorce. However, you don’t need to have tied the knot to be at risk. Romantic partners can also steal your identity when a relationship hits the skids. A 2013 McAfee study found that…

​In recent articles, we’ve talked about familiar fraud and the risks of identity theft after a separation or divorce. However, you don’t need to have tied the knot to be at risk. Romantic partners can also steal your identity when a relationship hits the skids. A 2013 McAfee study found that…

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Protecting Your Identity in a Divorce
February 26, 2018

​Most of us know some who’s gone through an ugly separation or nasty divorce, so you may have heard about a form of familiar fraud called “revenge spending.” It’s not uncommon during a breakup for one partner to go on a spending spree, leaving the other partner with the bills. Celebrity…

​Most of us know some who’s gone through an ugly separation or nasty divorce, so you may have heard about a form of familiar fraud called “revenge spending.” It’s not uncommon during a breakup for one partner to go on a spending spree, leaving the other partner with the bills. Celebrity…

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Mobile Safety Overview
February 23, 2018

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have made life incredibly convenient, we also entrust…

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have made life incredibly convenient, we also entrust…

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Preventing Student Loan Fraud
February 12, 2018

​In today’s economy, a college degree can be a ticket to a better financial future. Over 70% of college students rely on financial aid, but some find their financial futures already in trouble when they are refused a student loan because of identity theft. Here’s what you need to know to…

​In today’s economy, a college degree can be a ticket to a better financial future. Over 70% of college students rely on financial aid, but some find their financial futures already in trouble when they are refused a student loan because of identity theft. Here’s what you need to know to…

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MyIDCare's Equifax Data Breach Overview
February 09, 2018

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind as the consequences and risks of identity theft…

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind as the consequences and risks of identity theft…

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All in the Family: Dealing with Familiar Fraud
January 26, 2018

In previous blogs, we’ve looked at many faces of identity theft and how it happens. But what if the face of identity theft is someone you know? Unfortunately, “familiar fraud,” identity theft committed by a someone known to the victim, is all too common. According to the Identity Theft…

In previous blogs, we’ve looked at many faces of identity theft and how it happens. But what if the face of identity theft is someone you know? Unfortunately, “familiar fraud,” identity theft committed by a someone known to the victim, is all too common. According to the Identity Theft…

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How to Spot the Signs of Identity Theft
January 22, 2018

​Since last year’s Equifax data breach, Americans have become more aware of identity theft, and that’s a good thing since the chances of becoming a victim are now almost 1 in 20. But how do you know if your identity has been stolen? Here are some warning signs and what to do if you spot…

​Since last year’s Equifax data breach, Americans have become more aware of identity theft, and that’s a good thing since the chances of becoming a victim are now almost 1 in 20. But how do you know if your identity has been stolen? Here are some warning signs and what to do if you spot…

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The Other Types of Identity Theft
January 19, 2018

If you regularly check your credit reports and financial statements for signs of unauthorized activity, keep up the good work! You are being vigilant and protecting yourself against the most common type of identity theft: financial identity fraud. However, there are many other kinds of identity…

If you regularly check your credit reports and financial statements for signs of unauthorized activity, keep up the good work! You are being vigilant and protecting yourself against the most common type of identity theft: financial identity fraud. However, there are many other kinds of identity…

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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 at how identity theft happens. ​ Criminal Intent …

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 at how identity theft happens. ​ Criminal Intent …

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Online Safety for Baby Boomers
March 16, 2017

If you have elderly parents, you may be surprised to know that, according to Pew Research, Baby Boomers (people between 52 and 70 years old) spend more time online than millennials. Grandma and gramps are checking their email, watching YouTube, and surfing for vacation destinations, just like…

If you have elderly parents, you may be surprised to know that, according to Pew Research, Baby Boomers (people between 52 and 70 years old) spend more time online than millennials. Grandma and gramps are checking their email, watching YouTube, and surfing for vacation destinations, just like…

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