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2019 Identity Theft and Scam Trends: Part...

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 ...

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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    Preventing Identity Theft During a Move
    Guest Post by Kayla Matthews Moving is a part of modern life. People may move because they're starting a new job or pursuing educational opportunities. No matter the reason for a move, everyone faces similar struggles making ...
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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 to predicting future identity theft, scam, and data breach trends. In our previous article, a variety of ...
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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 of serious data breaches which traumatized millions of people. Here is a look at a couple of major data b...
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    5 Ways to Secure Your Smart and IoT Devices
    Guest Post by Emily William Technological advances have made for exciting possibilities to cultivate your own digital world, encompassing anything from you place of work to your bedroom. However, with all of these advances co...
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    Identity Theft's Past, Present, and Future
    Guest Post by Hilary Bird One of the most common fears Americans face is identity theft. Fraudsters can assume your identity and profit financially by stealing information like your social security number, bank account, tax ...
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    How Thieves Capitalize on Natural Disasters to Steal Identities
    Guest Post by Kayla Matthews   People affected by natural disasters are primarily concerned with getting their lives back on track. That's an understandable goal. Unfortunately, scammers also latch onto that need when at...
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    100 Million Users Affected By Recent Quora Data Breach
    On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, Quora announced that the account data of about 100 million of its site users was compromised by a "malicious third party" that had gained access into its systems. Quora stated that it has ...
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    3 Unexpected Places Your Identity Can Be Compromised
    Guest Post by Hilary Bird   In 2017, identity fraud hit an all-time high, affecting 16.7 million Americans and costing victims billions of dollars in the process. Unfortunately, those numbers indicate that it’s eas...
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    Marriott Starwood Data Breach May Affect 500 Million Guests
    Marriott announced on Friday, November 30, 2018, that it's Starwood reservation system experienced a massive data breach. This data breach may have exposed private information of close to 500 million guests. The sheer number...
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    The Pros and Cons of Identity Theft Monitoring Services
    Guest Post by CreditRepair.com Recently, high profile hacks have left millions of people exposed to identity theft. Companies entrusted with personal customer data such as financial information, home addresses, and even socia...

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