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Identity Theft Resources

Identity theft is constantly changing as criminals discover new ways to access your vulnerable data. Stay informed to get ahead of identity thieves and fraud. Whether you are concerned that you or a member of your family may have already been affected by identity theft or prevention is your goal, find out recent data breach news, identity theft techniques, and protection practices to stay safe and keep your information secure.

1401, 2019

A Year in Review: The Worst Data Breach News of 2018

By |January 14th, 2019|

Cybersecurity threats were a major theme in 2018, as last year saw some of the biggest data breaches in history. Security flaws and illegal hacks exposed the personal data of millions and shook up some of the world’s largest organizations. Ultimately, there’s no foolproof way to protect your personal data [...]

2012, 2018

4 Reasons Identity Theft is a Major Threat During the Holiday Season

By |December 20th, 2018|

Protecting your finances and identity is a year-round endeavor, and you should always be diligent to guard yourself against identity theft. But identity theft and fraud are especially prevalent during the holiday season. According to credit bureau Experian, fraud attempts spike during the holidays, especially on Thanksgiving and the days [...]

1012, 2018

5 Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams Over the Holidays

By |December 10th, 2018|

For many charities, the holiday season is the biggest time of the year for charitable donations. People are in a giving mood, the deadline for making this year’s tax-deductible donations is approaching, and mission-based organizations are making their final push to solicit donors. But this spike in giving can put [...]

3011, 2018

Massive Marriott Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of Up to 500 Million Guests

By |November 30th, 2018|

Marriott International, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, today revealed its discovery of a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of up to 500 million guests. The data breach leaves Marriott guests vulnerable to account fraud, identity theft, and other criminal activities. Marriott says an [...]

1411, 2018

SIM Swap Scams: How Thieves Can Use Your Phone Number to Take Over Your Accounts

By |November 14th, 2018|

We’ve previously recommended two-factor authentication (2FA) as a useful tool for protecting your online accounts on this very blog. When enabled, 2FA requires a second verification after you enter your username and password, and it helps prevent anyone who has stolen your login credentials from gaining access to your accounts. [...]

111, 2018

The Social Threat: How Criminals Can use the Information You Share on Social Media

By |November 1st, 2018|

Social media networks are a great way to connect with friends and family online, but they’re also a breeding ground for scams and criminal activity. And while you may picture hackers trying to break into your account, thieves can just as easily use the information you volunteer to share publicly. [...]

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