Identity Thieves Seek Children’s Clean Credit

April 8, 2016 | By:
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Playing house is all fun and games, until your eight-year-old defaults on their second mortgage… The Identity Theft Resource Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to identity theft education, experienced a 300 percent increase in child identity theft inquires and reports in 2014.

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Want to Keep Your Small Business Going Strong? Avoid Tax Identity Theft

March 21, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Tax Identity Theft_March 2016

Among life’s inevitabilities, taxes are firmly planted — with income taxes becoming a permanent fixture in the U.S. in 1913. It was then that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was created, giving Congress legal authority to tax the incomes of both individuals and businesses. With that single requirement grew many guidelines (updated regularly by the …

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The Six Simple Secrets for Preventing Tax Identity Theft

March 14, 2016 | By:
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How to Prevent Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft is a growing concern. And with filing season upon us, you may find yourself a little on edge — for good reason. The IRS anticipates losing $21 billion to fraudulently filed tax returns in 2016, up from $5.8 billion just two years prior. Why such steep growth? Because thieves are realizing that this rather …

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Does Your Business Plan Include Data Protection?

February 22, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Data Protection

It’s always something …and so long as you plan for that reality, you’re on the right path. This is as true in personal life as it is in business. Except in business, owners have the added consideration of impacting the livelihood of their employees and the needs of their customers. Even the smallest business has …

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How to Stop Crooks from Lurking on your Device

February 2, 2016 | By:
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Phishing and Malware

A Poignant Reminder Within less than one week into the new year (January 6 to be exact), Time Warner Cable disclosed a potential hack of customer account information that impacted 320,000 subscribers. Exposed data included users’ email addresses and passwords.

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How to Prioritize Business Security in 2016

January 20, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

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Now that 2015 has wrapped up…what would the year have to say for itself? And what did it teach us that can help make security in 2016 even better?

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Where Do Identity Thieves Call Home? [Infographic]

January 12, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Infographics

Home States of Identity Theft Featured

While identity theft knows no geographic bounds, these states have found themselves in the hot seat in terms of being home to fraudsters.

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Protecting Mom and Dad from Scams

January 8, 2016 | By:
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Scams Targeting Seniors

As someone who looks out for your loved ones, make sure fraud and identity theft are on your radar. When it comes to your mom and dad or another important senior in your life, you should be aware of  the numerous ways identity thieves target seniors. Read on to find out how to defend against …

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How to Prevent Mail Theft: 5 Tips

December 15, 2015 | By:
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How to prevent mail theft

Where Does Mail Theft Hit Hard? With the plethora of corporate hacks, social networking scams and online threats putting your identity at risk, mail theft may seem quite tame at first glance. But with the impending holidays comes a surge in mail theft and a number of reasons to take proactive measures before a thief snatches …

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