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2019 Identity Theft and Scam Trends: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part article. Read Part 1 here. It’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate when it comes ...

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2019 Identity Theft and Scam Trends: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a two-part article. Read Part 2 here. From 2017 to 2018, the U.S. population experienced an abundance ...

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The Heartbreak of Spousal Identity Theft

It's Valentine's Day and you and your spouse are enjoying a candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant. Everything fe...

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    Will Your Privacy Soon Be Dead(er)?
    Guest Post by Will Ellis I had a slightly depressing revelation today. 2019 has been a watershed year when it comes to consumer privacy. Not because Big Tech has chosen this year to start spying on us — that happened...
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    Are You Being Tricked into Handing Over Your Social Security Information?
    Guest Post by Kayla Matthews Whether you've realized it or not, you've probably been one of the millions of people to come into contact with scammers. They're the opportunistic criminals who want to trick you into giving a...
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    2019 Capital One Data Breach Compromises More Than 100 Million U.S. Customers
    Capital One announced on Monday, July 30, 2019, that it experienced a major data breach which compromised the personal information of more than 100 million customers in the United States and 6 million customers in Canada. Thi...
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    3 Types of Medical Identity Theft and Their Warning Signs
    Guest Post by Kayla MatthewsIdentity theft is a concept we're all familiar with. Commercials on every channel advertise services that can protect you from this type of theft and help you recover if someone steals your identit...
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    Protect Your Computer from Viruses, Hackers, and Spies
    Guest Post by Jessica Walker With increasing cybersecurity threats, security measures to protect your computer from viruses, hackers, and spies are essential. Here are some important tips that will help you secure your compu...
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    Why Millennials Are More at Risk for Fraud than Seniors
    Guest Post by Kayla Matthews When it comes to scams and identity theft, we tend to think of senior citizens, some of society’s most vulnerable, are at a higher risk. But what if that isn’t true? Identity theft is ...
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    How Much Could a Data Breach Cost Your Business?
    Guest Post by Kerry HarrisonIt seems that a day does not go by without news of a data breach. From small local businesses to the big players, like Yahoo and Home Depot, no one is immune to the threat. To understand just how d...
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    How to Avoid Identity Theft
    Guest Post by Erin Ellis While identity theft can happen to anyone, you can take steps to reduce your risk. Identity theft is the fraudulent use of an individual’s personal information for financial gain. Identity thiev...
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    A Step-By-Step Guide to Identity Theft Response
    Guest Post by Sean MessierIdentity theft can happen to anyone at any time, and for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it may result from your own less-than-careful behaviors. Other times, you’re simply at the wrong place ...
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    What You Need to Know about Tax Identity Theft This Tax Season
    Identity theft may not be your main concern this tax season, but it definitely should be on your radar. Tax identity theft is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  What is tax identity theft or tax-related id...

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