Are You at Risk for Unemployment Identity Theft?

December 21, 2020 | By:
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unemployment fraud

Wherever there are funds that can be stolen, identity thieves are likely to be at work. It turns out that unemployment benefits are no exception.Unemployment scams have become more lucrative during COVID-19, as states have experienced overwhelming benefits claims from millions of first-time filers. There is a priority for states to get that money out quickly, …

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How to Help Your Remote Employees Manage Workplace Stress Around the Holidays

December 14, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Remote Employees Holiday Stress

Money and work continue to be “significant stressors” as tracked annually by the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Stress in America Survey, with nearly two-thirds of adults (63%) reporting one or the other to be a major source of stress. Not to mention the added factor that Americans have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The …

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Credit 101: Bureaus, Reports & ID Theft

December 7, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Credit Score on Mobile Phone

Credit Is More Than Your Card  – When your information is exposed in a data breach, it can cause panic and concern. Who can I trust? What should I do? And who has access to my information?  The good news is that some of the most effective preventative measures are already within your reach. Your …

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Three Gift Card Scams to Avoid

November 30, 2020 | By:
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Double Check Your Gift Cards – Gift card fraud affects digital and physical gift cards alike. While fraudsters may approach gift card fraud with a variety of scams, the goal is to ultimately steal the funds from the cards while remaining undetected.

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Keeping the Holidays Free from Fraud: Tips for Your Business

November 23, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Owner working during the holidays

Soaring sales during the holiday season can give your small business the boost it needs to end the year on a high note. Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters are eager to grab their share of your profits. According to the 2019 American Express Digital Payments Survey, almost 30% of the sales ended up as fraudulent transactions …

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Secure Your Identity This Holiday Season

November 16, 2020 | By:
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Identity Thieves LOVE the Holidays  – The holiday season is an exciting time for consumers, and even more exciting for identity thieves. Criminals know that good cybersecurity practices are often put on the back burner when consumers are shopping for the perfect holiday gift.

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Hacked Without a Trace: The Threat of Fileless Malware

October 30, 2020 | By:
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Finger Pointing to Malware Virus

UNDERSTANDING FILELESS ATTACKS – Malware. The word alone makes us all cringe as we instantly relate it to something malicious happening on our computers or devices. Gone are the days when we thought the easiest way to protect our computers was to install the latest anti-everything. But today’s hackers no longer depend on victims downloading …

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Criminal Identity Theft – Are You at Risk?

October 29, 2020 | By:
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Go to Jail Gameboard

In the movie “Identity Thief,” Melissa McCarthy plays Diana, a woman who steals the identity of a man named Sandy, played by Jason Bateman. While using his credit card to buy drinks for a bar full of patrons, Diana tangles with the bartender and ends up getting arrested, giving Sandy’s name as her own. When …

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5 Tips to Protect Your Business Against Cyberattacks

October 28, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it’s the perfect time to implement a new educational training series for your employees. Continuous education programs can help safeguard your employees’ confidential information and protect against cyberattacks and data breaches that can lead to crippling financial damage, fraud, and identity theft.

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