Nearly half of small businesses experienced at least one cyberattack last year, losing an average of over $30,000 per security incident. From phishing scams to delinquent utilities and office supply scams, fraudsters are trying to infiltrate your business for financial gain. Summer is a prime season for vulnerability, as your employees’ vacation time results in fewer resources to thwart these attacks. Plan ahead to defend your company against fraud. Continue reading
Imposter schemes are ever evolving, and last year was no exception — they were the number one scam reported to the FTC, resulting in victims losing nearly $488 million. With such high take rates, the effects of imposter scams are devastating to businesses and consumers alike. Let’s review the top imposter frauds that arose in 2018. Continue reading
Here’s What You Need to Do When Identity Crime Strikes
From a single fraudulent transaction to complex identity theft, identity crime can cause confusion and incite panic and fear – especially when it happens to you.
Identity crime is often a result of multiple factors collectively working together: the exposure and misuse, then theft of personal and financial data. In fact, only two data points are needed for identity thieves to commit synthetic identity theft – a type of identity crime that doesn’t require your entire identity.
Today’s connected world calls for us to better understand the three key areas of identity crime with tips to help address threats within each.
This Week is All About You
Happy National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! We’re going to dedicate this year’s National Consumer Protection Week to spreading awareness about the importance of securing your identity from the threats you face every day.
Your identity is at the core of who you are. But criminals see your identity as money in their pockets. Let’s kick off NCPW 2018 by diving into some of the identity risks out there today, and ways you can combat them in your daily lives.