ITRC Monthly Twitter Chat: Staying Safe while Shopping Online

Throughout the year, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts informative Twitter chats on ways the public can protect itself from fraud and scams.


Give Back this #GivingTuesday

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us and the packages from Black Friday and Cyber Monday safely tucked far away from recipients’ prying eyes, there’s one more holiday left to celebrate: #GivingTuesday.

Cyber Monday - The New Black Friday

More and more consumers are opting to skip the craziness of Black Friday and make their purchases from the comfort of their own homes.

5 Tips to an Identity-Safe Black Friday

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. 

Walgreens Rewards, Apple Pay and Safety

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.

13 Tips to Prevent ID Theft During the Holidays

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.

Late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Nurse Had Used Stolen ID, Credentials

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.

 

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