Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Identity Theft
Identity theft is a big issue, and every single person is at risk. Last year’s Equifax hack showed just how easy it is for criminals to gain access to personal information en masse.
Google Devices Might Be Giving Away Your Home Location
Anyone with a smartphone is familiar with location-based services that can triangulate and share your GPS coordinates. It’s one thing when you’re using Google Maps on the go, but this same technology is also be used in smart home devices – and it could lead criminals right to your front door.
Preventing Fraud After Hurricane Harvey
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two things are certain: Texans will rebuild and repair. Scammers will take advantage of victims, their circumstances and the people lending a hand to help.
Protect Your Family From Social Security Fraud
Not everyone who receives social security benefits is entitled to it. In recent news, a Kentucky disability lawyer named Eric C. Conn – who plead guilty in March to a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme – is on the run.
The 4 Key Traits of Online Fraud Victims
Your willingness to take chances might pay off playing poker on a Saturday night, but that habit puts you at higher risk for becoming a victim of online fraud, too.
Treat Your Cellphone Number Like Your Social Security Number
We often give our numbers out like it’s no-big-deal. But think again. Your cellphone number is a path to your personal information. The value of your cellphone number Think about how often you enter your number on an app or online account.
ID Theft: 3 Ways to Avoid The Worst
The FTC recently reported that out of all consumer complaints, identity theft once again topped the list of biggest aggravations in 2014. ID theft can take many forms and has many causes, from the increasingly large and well-publicized data breach events at government agencies, major retailers and hospitals to more mundane but just as damaging scams such as phishing emails from so-called Nigerian “princes.