Throughout the year, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts informative Twitter chats on ways the public can protect itself from fraud and scams.
More and more consumers are opting to skip the craziness of Black Friday and make their purchases from the comfort of their own homes.
The holidays are a time for enjoyment with loved ones. It is also the time when we probably do more shopping than the rest of the year combined. As we prepare for the busiest retail season of the year, holiday gifters can take a series of steps to protect their identities.
One of the more recent convenient uses for mobile devices is what’s known as a “mobile wallet,” or a stored payment method that lets you pay at a store register with your device instead of a credit card or debit card.
Whether you are a consumer or a business, now is the time to review your ID-theft and cybersecurity risks because the criminals are gearing up to steal your information during the holidays. They can attack as you shop online, or in the flurry of transactions during Black Friday madness.
In a case that is leaving concerned parties with more questions than answers, authorities have arrested a woman who was posing as a nurse at a hospice facility in Georgia. Taiwo Sobamowo, aged 32, used stolen credentials and a similar name to gain employment at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. The woman, who even provided the name of the school where she claimed to have earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing, had no medical training whatsoever, not even a lower-level nursing assistant certification.