Are You or Your Friends Sharing a Scam?

February 9, 2015 | By:
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Sharing a Scam

Social media is a great way to connect with others and share what you love. But all that sharing can become problematic if due diligence is left out of the conversation. Do you think any of your friends are guilty of sending links without checking them first? In Norton’s 2012 Cybercrime Report, they found that …

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What to Consider Before Signing up for Automatic Bill Pay

February 5, 2015 | By:
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Automatic Bill Pay

Want a free and easy way to keep your finances in line? Consider enrolling in automatic bill pay. Numerous financial institutions are offering this service to their time-strapped customers, but surprisingly only 50 percent of U.S. consumers pay their bills online. So what’s stopping consumers from signing up? Many perceive automatic bill pay as not …

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The Four Stages of a Small Business Under Cyber Attack

January 27, 2015 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

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With the growing number of cyber attacks on businesses—including Target, Home Depot, Kmart and Staples—attacks can easily seem commonplace in today’s increasingly connected world. Cyber attacks lead to exposed personal, financial and business information. These exposed documents may jeopardize the security of your customers’ or employees’ identities, create fraud within your business or simply leave …

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Fraudsters Target Military Personnel

January 20, 2015 | By:
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Military Identity Theft

Current and former military members are at an increased risk of identity theft. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission found that military consumers filed identity theft complaints at twice the rate of the general public. Victims of identity crimes face numerous obstacles including fraudulent charges and damaged credit. But military members have added challenges and …

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Five Tips for Better Data Security and a Happier You!

January 9, 2015 | By:
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Data Security and Your Happiness

Findings from the 2014 Unisys study show that identity theft is the number two fear that Americans have, topped only by fraudulent credit card usage. Here are five important steps you can take to improve your data security and, thus, your happiness and peace of mind.

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5 Signs Your Employees Are Tampering with Your Accounts

January 6, 2015 | By:
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Small Business Fraud

If there’s one thing you’ve learned as a small business owner, it’s to expect the unexpected. Rising costs, unforeseen delays and flaky prospects are just a few of the obstacles you’ve managed to overcome with the help of your team. But what would happen if you found out that those fueling your success are actually …

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Are You Likely to Fall For a Phishing Scam? Google Thinks So.

December 16, 2014 | By:
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Google Phishing Study

Think you can distinguish a fake email from the real deal? Sorry to disappoint, but Google’s latest study says otherwise. Google, in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego, found that sophisticated, manual phishing attempts allow hackers to successfully takeover a Gmail account a staggering 45 percent of the time. While this statistic may be a …

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It’s a Gift Exchange: Giving Loyalty for Receiving Fraud Protection

December 8, 2014 | By:
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With the season of giving in full swing, ponder for a moment whether your financial institution fits the bill in the “giving” department — now and throughout the year. In particular, consider the reasons they give you to stay. How do they show they care about you when you visit a branch? Are they meeting …

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17 Gifts to Keep Your Loved Ones Protected from Fraud

December 4, 2014 | By:
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EZShield Holiday Gift Guide

Want to find gifts that show you care? Discover items that help protect what makes your loved ones truly unique — their identity. EZShield has put together a list of the top choices for fraud protection presents this holiday season.

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