Monthly Archive

January 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 1725 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Businesses - Do You Have Your 2015 Info Management Plan in Place?

Every business or organization, large and small, has a responsibility to protect employee and customer information, and the centerpiece of that protection should be an information governance plan. Bu... read more..

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You Decide: Safe Deposit vs Fire Box

We all have important documents that we need to have handy, but that we really need a thief not to find. This leads people to question the need for a safe deposit box through a bank, or to choose to p... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: January 26th 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top experts and organizations in the cybersecurity industry to bring you up-to-date news on the various threats that are making the... read more..

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Data Privacy Day: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

Data Privacy Day: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust Every year at the end of January, Data Privacy Day is held with the support of a number of leading industry organizations. T... read more..

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ITRC January 2015 Twitter Chat: Tax Identity Theft

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts an informative Twitter chat on ways to protect the public from identity theft, fraud and scams. Be sure to join us for a special edition Twitter ch... read more..

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How Are You Celebrating Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week?

Yes, Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is certainly a cause for celebration. The Federal Trade Commission is hosting the week-long awareness campaign, and the educational and security implications can... read more..

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ID-theft criminals love tax season

Internal Revenue Service officials aren't the only ones excited about taxpayer season — ID-theft criminals are, too, because it's one of their most lucrative windows of opportunity each year. Tax fil... read more..

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2014 ITRC Call Center Statistics - What is Government Identity Theft?

The Identity Theft Resource Center operates a 24/7 call center to help consumers who’ve been impacted by data breaches, identity theft, or other related issues. Throughout the year, we track the speci... read more..

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The ITRC Thunderclap Campaign: We Need Your Tweets!

The Identity Theft Resource Center is available to consumers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to the generous donations to our non-profit organization. We provide up-to-date informat... read more..

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Want Fewer Headaches When Dealing With Your Identity Theft Case? The Key is Effective Communication

Identity theft is a scary idea. It’s frightening to know that someone is “out there,” pretending to be you, racking up bills in your name, committing crimes and telling the authorities they’re you, or... read more..

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The Year of the Data Breach – a Recap of 2014, and Review of 10 Years of Breaches

Since the Identity Theft Resource Center first began tracking reports of data breaches, there have been more than 5,000 - and a record-high number of breaches, 784, occurred in 2014 alone. Of these ev... read more..

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15 Tips to Reduce the Risk of ID Theft

ID-theft criminals are ramping up for 2015. Make sure you know what you need to know to reduce your risk of ID theft. Whether you are a consumer or a small-business owner planning for a great 2015, h... read more..

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You Call, We Answer! What Are the Highest Percent of Calls to the ITRC About?

Thanks to the support of donations to our non-profit organization, the Identity Theft Resource Center is able to offer 24-hour-a-day assistance to individuals who may be impacted by identity theft. Th... read more..

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Work-at-Home Scam

The Internet Complaint Center (IC3) is warning about a work-from-home scam targeting university students. ... read more..

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All The Places You Have Shared Your Social Security Number

All The Places You Have Shared Your Social Security Number Your Social Security number is not very safe for two reasons – where it's been and where it will be going. Considering how widespread the ab... read more..

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What is a privacy policy? And how does it protect you?

What is a privacy policy? And how does it protect you? If you’ve spent any time at all around the internet, you’ve probably come across a number of different user agreements. These documents, often w... read more..

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2014 Breaches Hit Record High

ITRC Breach List Surpasses More than 5,000 Reported Breaches and 675 Million Records Exposed Since 2005 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 12, 2015 – The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2014 hit a r... read more..

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2015 Data Breaches

Identity Theft Resource Center Breach Report Hits Near Record High in 2015 January 25, 2016 – The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2015 totaled 781, according to a recent report released by th... read more..

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Child Predator Scam Making the Rounds

There is possibly no bigger fear than that of a parent who thinks his or her child may be in danger. And whether or not a child is actually in harm’s way doesn’t minimize the potential for serious har... read more..

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What is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things and Where Has it Taken Us? Not too long ago, the internet of things was practically just an EPCOT Center exhibit, a glimpse ... read more..

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2014 Data Breaches

Identity Theft Resource Center Breach Report Hits Record High in 2014Surpasses More than 5,000 Reported Breaches and 675 Million Records Exposed Since 2005 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 12, 2015 – The ... read more..

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What to Do When your Wallet Goes Missing

If it’s never happened to you, it’s still easy to imagine the feeling of panic that would come over you if your wallet or purse was lost or stolen; if it has happened, that feeling is one you know all... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: January 5, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with top industry experts to bring you the most relevant and timely updates about threats to your personal data security. One group, Scam Detector, ... read more..

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Have You Seen This Awful Picture of You?

One of the best things about getting people together for the holidays is the chance to take some great pictures, whether they’re carefully staged for posterity or just candid snapshots of happy times.... read more..

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Phoenix aims to become "Cyber Security Valley"

Welcome to "Cyber Security Valley," the emerging label for the Phoenix area, thanks to a concerted effort by successful and well-funded tech security leaders and government agencies. Metro Phoenix wi... read more..

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In a Personal Data Crisis, We’re Here for You

It has been an interesting year for data breaches and identity theft, with a record number of reported incidents making national headlines and coming in to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s call ce... read more..

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