Monthly Archive

December 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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Keep those Presents from Stealing your Identity

Keep those Presents from Stealing your Identity With the gift giving holidays behind us and New Year's coming up, it's tempting to let your guard down and relax for the last few days of 2015. But bef... read more..

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Circuit Clerk Phone Scam

Circuit Clerk Phone Scam Law enforcement in Mississippi are warning residents about a phone scam. ... read more..

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State-by-State Listing of Tax Revenue Agencies

    Alabama Alabama Department of Revenue Alaska Alaska Department of Revenue Arizona Arizona Department of Revenue Arkansas Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Californi... read more..

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Fake Fire Department Charity

Fake Fire Department Charity The City of Dayton, Ohio is warning of a charity scam making the rounds in the area. ... read more..

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3 Things You Never Want to Post on Social Media

3 Things You Never Want to Post on Social Media There’s no doubt that social media has changed our lives, and for the most part, it’s been for the better. People are able to connect with one another ... read more..

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ITRC's Predictions for 2016

ITRC's Predictions for 2016 At the conclusion of every year, the Identity Theft Resource Center takes a comprehensive look back at the issues and events that shaped the identity theft landscape from ... read more..

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Hello Kitty Data Breach Compromises 3.3 Million Accounts

Hello Kitty Data Breach Compromises 3.3 Million Accounts Just when parents might have thought it was safe to go back online, another data breach that affects the user accounts of millions of individu... read more..

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Protecting your Privacy while Using Mobile Apps

Protecting your Privacy while Using Mobile Apps Many mobile applications are developed these days to share every aspect of our private lives. Keeping this in mind, it may be strange to think about pr... read more..

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Protecting Your Privacy on Social Media

Protecting Your Privacy on Social Media It’s amazing how social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—just to name a few of the hundreds of similar sites—have become so much a part of our... read more..

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OPM Data Breach Letters Have Gone Out

OPM Data Breach Letters Have Gone Out Last June, the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) made a startling announcement: it had been the victim of a sophisticated, large-scale ha... read more..

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Take Charge of your Cybersecurity in 2016

Take Charge of your Cybersecurity in 2016 Promise yourself that next year you will do more to protect sensitive personal and business information. To help you keep your promise, this week’s column fo... read more..

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Red Flag: Are You a Victim of Medical Identity Theft?

Red Flag: Are You a Victim of Medical Identity Theft? In 2006, a Utah woman named Anndorie Sachs received a phone call that no mother ever wants to hear. She was being investigated by Child Protectiv... read more..

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New Child Identity Theft Legislation Begins in Kentucky

New Child Identity Theft Legislation Begins in Kentucky Child identity theft has been around for years, but from its earliest cases, it tended to involve a relative or friend of the family who’d frau... read more..

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Facebook Christmas Bonus

Facebook Christmas Bonus Facebook users are being targeted by scammers offering "Christmas Bonuses". ... read more..

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XFINITY Phishing Emails

XFINITY Phishing Emails Police in Massachusetts are reporting an ongoing phishing scam targeting XFINITY customers. ... read more..

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Twitter Hack Appears to Be the Work of Government Operatives

It’s rare that a major social media platform has to inform its users en masse that they’ve been the victims of a large-scale hacking event or data breach, but that’s exactly what Twitter had to do las... read more..

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Zuckerberg’s Billions and the New Facebook Hoax

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has literally changed the world, and we don’t just mean in the development of the social media platform that he started in his college dorm room. ... read more..

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The State-by-State Identity Theft Threat

The State-by-State Identity Theft Threat It’s no secret that the battle against identity theft is still an ongoing fight, with 690 large-scale data breaches so far in 2015 and an increase in crimes l... read more..

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Windows 10 Privacy Concerns Still Raising Questions

Windows 10 Privacy Concerns Still Raising Questions People, in general, just don’t like change. There’s something to be said about the familiar, about knowing how and why something works. And when a ... read more..

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Financial Aid Scam

Financial Aid Scam Students are being targeted in this scam in which scammers claim the student has defaulted on their student loans. ... read more..

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Jury Duty Scam

Jury Duty Scam Scammers are calling individuals threatening missed jury duty. ... read more..

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ITRC Call Center Stats for November 2015

ITRC Call Center Stats for November 2015 Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center compiles an in-depth breakdown of the types of identity theft that victims reported through the 24-hour toll-fr... read more..

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Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft  Tax identity theft, whether it's with the In... read more..

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Walmart Employment Scam

Walmart Employment Scam Scammers are using Wal-Mart as a front for an employment scams. ... read more..

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Better Safety Measures Coming for Tax Time 2016

Better Safety Measures Coming for Tax Time 2016 It’s no secret that the IRS has been fighting a battle against identity thieves and tax return fraud for a long time, paying out as much as $5.8 billio... read more..

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3 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Your Identity this Holiday Season

3 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Your Identity this Holiday Season In the fight against cybercrime, there are a wide variety of tools and tactics, many of them requiring advanced degrees in computer engine... read more..

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Kids' Smart Toys are Big Holiday Targets for Hackers

Kids' Smart Toys are Big Holiday Targets for Hackers ID-theft criminals may be the ultimate Grinch this holiday season as kids’ smart toys create vulnerabilities for hacking, data theft and cyberatta... read more..

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5 Ways to Protect your Child’s Identity at the Holidays

5 Ways to Protect your Child’s Identity at the Holidays As adults, there are a variety of ways that we might find out our identities have been stolen. Maybe it's a phone call from our credit card com... read more..

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The Latest Facebook Lottery Scam

There’s no shortage of scammers lurking on social media, but a recent scam on Facebook may hit a little too close to its mark, especially at this time of year. As the holidays approach, it’s easy to f... read more..

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Help us spread the word about our free app on Twitter

The Identity Theft Resource Center is available to consumers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, providing support and advice about identity theft. But now there’s a way YOU can help with the... read more..

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