What is Credential Stuffing? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe from Account Hacking

January 25, 2021 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

stolen account credentials

What is credential stuffing? – Credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where cybercriminals take large databases of usernames and passwords, often stolen through recent data breaches, and attempt to “stuff” the account logins into other web applications using an automated process. In a credential stuffing attack, the fraudster uses access to consumer accounts to make fraudulent …

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Tax Scams Targeting Your Small Business

January 18, 2021 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Employer Identification Number

Guard Your Business’ Tax Information – With the continued adoption of going “digital,” small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have become increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime. This transformation, combined with fewer checks and balances inherent with a smaller team, is one of the primary reasons why SMBs are ideal targets for data thieves every tax season.

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How to Stop Telemarketers and Junk Mail in Only 60 Seconds Each

January 11, 2021 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Stop Telemarketers and Junk Mail

“Did I Even Sign Up For This?” – It’s a question that comes to mind as we sift through junk mail, our spam-filled email inboxes and even when we answer the phone. If you want to take action against this unsolicited advertising, you’re in luck.You can put an end to junk mail and unsolicited phone …

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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:
Posted in: Personal Protection

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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