February 2022: How To Protect Yourself From Being Compromised and Financially Abused – The Latest Intelligence on Identity Theft and Consumer Privacy

https://youtu.be/CARzhpqHSGQ _ The Latest Intelligence on Identity Theft and Consumer Privacy Wow! 2021 was a banner year for scammers! Let’s see if any of these look familiar to you: Amazon Impersonators Online COVID-19 Test Scam (and Vaccine Verification Scams) Child Tax Credit Scam Fake IRS emails about Economic Impact Payments Google Voice Scam [...]

By |2022-02-22T17:45:07+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Credit, Fraud, Governments, Identity Theft, International, Security|Comments Off on February 2022: How To Protect Yourself From Being Compromised and Financially Abused – The Latest Intelligence on Identity Theft and Consumer Privacy

How To Protect Yourself From Being Compromised

Dear Friend, Here is the video of our latest education on identity theft and information security. As a reminder, here are some quick hitting recent identity theft facts: Around 1 in 15 people become victims of identity fraud  (some more than once through no fault of their own) Over 1,000,000 children become victims of identity [...]

By |2021-03-07T18:02:00+00:00March 1st, 2021|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Credit, Financial, Security|Comments Off on How To Protect Yourself From Being Compromised

Hackers Have Ramped Up Attacks To Take Advantage of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hackers Have Ramped Up Attacks To Take Advantage of the Coronavirus They're Preying On Fears Surrounding the Pandemic, Don't Fall For It! Dear Friend, The coronavirus pandemic is a major threat to personal health and with the effect on the U.S. economy (hopefully short-lived), a threat to financial health as well. Because of so many [...]

By |2021-03-07T18:02:04+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Credit, Financial, Security|Comments Off on Hackers Have Ramped Up Attacks To Take Advantage of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Hackers Are Getting More Creative

Dear Friend, Not a month goes by without reading or hearing about another data breach, another fraud case, another unsuspecting identity theft victim getting taken advantage of by nefarious individuals and organizations. So, who’s most at risk for identity theft? Children and seniors are targeted aggressively Members of the military, especially when deployed Social media [...]

By |2020-02-22T22:07:14+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Credit, Financial, Security|Comments Off on The Hackers Are Getting More Creative

International Fraud Awareness Week

Dear Friend, Fraud takes many shapes and forms, among them corporate fraud, consumer fraud, tax fraud, identity theft and many others. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) U.S. consumers lost over $1,480,000,000 ($1.48 BILLION) in fraud last year. Fraud Awareness Week is a very good time to take a moment or two to refresh [...]

By |2020-02-22T22:07:14+00:00November 21st, 2019|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Fraud|Comments Off on International Fraud Awareness Week

Hacking Into Smart Home

Dear Friend, A Milwaukee couple's $700 Nest system (internet connected thermostats, doorbells, cameras, etc) account was hacked along with their WiFi system. The hackers raised the in home temperature to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and also spoke through and played vulgar music through the in-home cameras. You can imagine how they felt violated.  You can view the full video and [...]

By |2020-02-22T22:07:15+00:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Financial, Identity Theft, Security|Comments Off on Hacking Into Smart Home

What Are The Hackers, Scammers, Fraudsters and Crooks Up To Now?!?!

Dear Friend, The data breaches accelerated in 2018. The pace starting off in 2019 is explosive. Marriott (500,000,000 records stolen). Twitter (330,000,000 records stolen). Facebook (79,000,000 records stolen). Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (93,689 records stolen). Collection #1 (772,904,991 records stolen). So, how many times has your information been exposed to hackers? Well, there [...]

By |2020-02-22T22:07:16+00:00February 28th, 2019|Blog, Consumer Privacy, Credit, Financial, Security|Comments Off on What Are The Hackers, Scammers, Fraudsters and Crooks Up To Now?!?!

How To Freeze Your Credit From Hackers

What's A Credit Freeze And Why Would I Consider It? Dear Friend, The gross negligence and data breach by Equifax affecting 143,000,000 Americans has created a lot of emotional and financial turmoil. We are constantly asked a number of questions in the aftermath of the Equifax data breach event. Here are a few examples: "What should [...]

By |2017-10-04T19:56:23+00:00October 4th, 2017|Financial|Comments Off on How To Freeze Your Credit From Hackers

Equifax Hit By Hi-Tech Heist

Dear Friend, "Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143,000,000 Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen. The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S. credit bureaus, said Thursday that “criminals” exploited [...]

By |2017-10-04T19:57:49+00:00September 8th, 2017|Financial|Comments Off on Equifax Hit By Hi-Tech Heist
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