Monthly Archive

February 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Creating Strong Passwords Can Be Fun

Creating Strong Passwords Can Be Fun If you’ve spent even a few minutes of your life near a computer, you’ve probably already been schooled on the need for strong, unique passwords. ... read more..

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Bank and Utility Scams

Bank and Utility Scams  Got a phone call from your bank or utility providers? Better make sure it’s really them.   ... read more..

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Facebook Customer Service Scam

Facebook Customer Service Scam  Facebook will never charge you for support.   ... read more..

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What Does the Cloudflare Bug Mean for Users?

What Does the Cloudflare Bug Mean for Users? The ITRC tracks record-setting numbers of hacking events and data breaches every year, and many of them make m... read more..

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Re-Shipping Scams Can Land You in Hot Water

Did you accept a job to reship merchandise? ... read more..

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What Can a Thief Do With Your Wallet?

[pb_row ][pb_column span="span9"][pb_text] What Can a Thief Do With Your Wallet? There are so many ways that a thief with some tech know-how can steal your identifying information. Methods like hack... read more..

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IRS Warns of New Twist on an Old Scam

[pb_row ][pb_column span="span9"][pb_text] IRS Warns of New Twist on an Old Scam The IRS has warned taxpayers for some time about scams and fraud that can appear to come from the agency. Callers who... read more..

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DON’T Dial 3 To Be Taken Off the Caller’s List

DON’T “Dial 3” To Be Taken Off the Caller’s List  Are you on the national Do Not Call registry? Scammers don’t care.  ... read more..

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Virtual Kidnapping Scam

Virtual Kidnapping Scam  Even more reports of this horrifying scam are surfacing all over the country.   ... read more..

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Tech Support Scam

Tech Support Scam  Your computer may be infected, and the scammers are happy to help.   ... read more..

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That's What We Call a Snack Attack: Hackers Gain Access Through Vending Machines

[pb_row ][pb_column span="span9"][pb_text] That's What We Call a Snack Attack: Hackers Gain Access Through Vending Machines The internet of things has produced some really cool innovations. From lam... read more..

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What Can We Learn From a Celebrity Hack?

[pb_row ][pb_column span="span9"][pb_text] What Can We Learn From a Celebrity Hack? It’s tough to be famous. Having A-lister celebrity status and the wealth that goes along with it might seem glamor... read more..

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The Fresh Nigerian Prince Scam

The Fresh Nigerian Prince Scam No really, we promise this time, the $2.5 million is real and it’s waiting for you!  ... read more..

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Fake Debt Collector Scam

Fake Debt Collector Scam  Think you’re in trouble with a collections agency? It could be a scam.  ... read more..

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Privacy Victory: Television Manufacturer to Pay $2.2M

[pb_row ][pb_column span="span9"][pb_text] Privacy Victory: Television Manufacturer to Pay $2.2M in Damages The wave of the future gadgets might once have been the domain of EPCOT Center and “The Je... read more..

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KSTP

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Burns & Wilcox

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Yahoo Quietly Informs Users of a “Forged Cookie” Attack

Yahoo Quietly Informs Users of a “Forged Cookie” Attack Yahoo has recently suffered a series of bad press announcements, mostly stemming from cyberattacks ... read more..

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Identity Theft: Are Freelancers Ready

Identity Theft: Are Freelancers Ready? The world of online connectivity has changed our lives in many, many ways. In the work world, businesses are changin... read more..

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New Legislation to Stop the Spread of Your SSN

New Legislation to Stop the Spread of Your SSN As someone who is concerned about personal security and privacy, you probably already know that your Social ... read more..

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Forget the IT Guys

Forget the IT Guys, the Secretary Is the Security Gatekeeper When we think of cyber security, we’re probably envisioning a team of highly-skilled tech expe... read more..

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Is Your Bank Ready for a Cyberattack?

Is Your Bank Ready for a Cyberattack? Banks have long been seen as symbols of trust and security... ... read more..

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Grandparent Extortion Scam

Grandparent Extortion Scam You’d do anything to help your grandchild, and scammers know it.  ... read more..

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Threatened for missing jury duty? It's a scam.

Jury Duty Scam Threatened for missing jury duty? It's a scam. ... read more..

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Dating a Soldier Online?

Dating a Soldier Online? Think Twice... That soldier you met online who seems too good to be true? That’s your instincts kicking in.  ... read more..

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NITVAN FAQ

  NITVAN Frequently Asked Questions  1) How do I start a coalition? A coalition is started by a leader organization, who is competitively selected as a sub-grantee under the NITVAN grant. Prospecti... read more..

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NITVAN 2017

Identity Theft Resource Center Receives Grantto Further Combat Identity Theft across the Nation The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Identity Theft V... read more..

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ITRC Newsletter

The ITRC's quarterly e-newsletter covers a wide range of topics including: What's New, latest scams, news releases, upcoming events and various articles about identity theft, legislative updates and m... read more..

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It’s Random Act of Kindness Week!

It’s Random Act of Kindness Week! The concept of random acts of kindness has grown from a nice idea into a cultural movement over the past decade, and ther... read more..

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ITRCNewsletters

  Connect with the ITRC by receiving our newsletters       Sign up for the TMI Weekly to stay in theknow about potential threats to your identity/privacy and tips to keep you safe. TM... read more..

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