Monthly Archive

May 2016

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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Top Scams of the Week for May 27th 2016

Top Scams of the Week for May 27th 2016 Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal dat... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for May 17, 2016

Top Scams of the Week for May 17, 2016 Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal data... read more..

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ITRC April Call Center Stats

ITRC April Call Center Stats The Identity Theft Resource Center has an ongoing mission to help the public with identity theft. Whether it’s serving as a lifeline to victims or keeping up with importa... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for May 5th, 2016

Top Scams of the Week for May 5th, 2016 Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal dat... read more..

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Ashley Madison Data Breach Victims Can’t Sue Anonymously

Ashley Madison Data Breach Victims Can’t Sue Anonymously In what is possibly one of the most embarrassing data breaches in recent history, 37 million account holders on “hookup” site AshleyMadison.co... read more..

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Home Depot Agrees to a Settlement Following Data Breach

Home Depot Agrees to a Settlement Following Data Breach The Home Depot data breach might seem like yesterday’s news to some people, which is understandable considering it happened almost two years ag... read more..

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Data Breaches Still Happen the “Old-Fashioned” Way

Data Breaches Still Happen the “Old-Fashioned” Way The recent increase in data breaches has many consumers thinking twice about where they do business, where they share their personal information, an... read more..

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Latest CEO Phishing Scam Resulted in Fraudulent Tax Returns

Latest CEO Phishing Scam Resulted in Fraudulent Tax Returns When news of a data breach emerges, victims are warned about the potential for identity theft and related crimes. But every so often, the d... read more..

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Scholarship Applicants Impacted by Data Breach

Scholarship Applicants Impacted by Data Breach Financial aid is a crucial part of the college application process, and for many students that means filling out countless applications for scholarships... read more..

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Data Breach Affects 2.2M Cancer Patients

Data Breach Affects 2.2M Cancer Patients When patients are undergoing treatment for potentially life-threatening illnesses, the last thing they need to worry about is identity theft. Unfortunately, t... read more..

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What's so scary about the latest phishing attack? It works.

What's so scary about the latest phishing attack?  It works. Spoofing, phishing, spearphishing, boss phishing…the latest trend in data breaches may fall into a number of different categories, but it ... read more..

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Wendy’s Restaurant Breach Frustrates Financial Institutions

Wendy’s Restaurant Breach Frustrates Financial Institutions In late January, Krebs on Security reported on a data breach that apparently affected some Wendy’s restaurant locations, seemingly all loca... read more..

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Your Identity Could Depend on a Punctuation Mark

Your Identity Could Depend on a Punctuation Mark In a case that is almost too mindboggling to be true, the Department of Veterans Affairs sent an email to a citizen in Wisconsin last April that conta... read more..

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Snapchat Data Breach Caused by Phishing Email

Snapchat Data Breach Caused by Phishing Email Once upon a time, the content of phishing emails was amusing, if not downright bizarre. These emails included odd stories about deposed royalty from far-... read more..

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When the Ones You Trust Put Your Identity in Danger

When the Ones You Trust Put Your Identity in Danger One of the commonalities in any kind of data breach—no matter whom, no matter how big or small—is that consumers put their trust in someone and the... read more..

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University Data Breach Compromises Social Security Numbers

University Data Breach Compromises Social Security Numbers Some current and former university students and staff may be in for a rude awakening when it comes to their personal identifiable informatio... read more..

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TaxSlayer, TaxAct Both Victims of Data Breaches

TaxSlayer, TaxAct Both Victims of Data Breaches With the tax return filing season fully here, identity thieves are ramping up their work in order to beat consumers to the punch. Two online filing com... read more..

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In Era of Data Breaches, Businesses Need Strong Document Policies

In Era of Data Breaches, Businesses Need Strong Document Policies As a consumer, I think about how my information may still reside with a tax preparer or doctor that I have not done business with in ... read more..

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UVA Suffers Another Data Breach

UVA Suffers Another Data Breach Last summer’s widespread hacking of several major universities may be behind us, but the effects of knowing that prying eyes were able to infiltrate a secured network ... read more..

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29K Patient Records Stolen in Latest Hospital Data Breach

29K Patient Records Stolen in Latest Hospital Data Breach It would be a shame if consumers ever reached the point where news of a data breach did little more than raise eyebrows. But that’s the sad i... read more..

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Welcome to your Fed Resource Landing Page

Welcome to your Fed Resource Assistance and Education Page Through a partnership with the Identity Theft Resource Center As a federal employee, you have been directed to the ITRC website because you... read more..

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ITRC May Twitter Chat

ITRC May Twitter Chat Each month, the ITRC hosts an informative Twitter chat on a topic relating to the issue of identity theft, but in May, we have decided to do things a little differently. Instead... read more..

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