When most parents think of telling their teens about “using protection” or “exercising restraint,” they probably aren’t thinking of identity theft. But just as you’d talk to your preteen or teen about important topics like alcohol, drugs, sex, and safe driving, it’s important to talk to them about one of the biggest threats facing consumers of every age: personal data security.
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.
Too many young people discover their identities have been stolen when they apply for student loans or financial aid.
Card-not-present (CNP) fraud increased by 40% in 2016, driven by closing opportunities for POS fraud and the growth of e- and m-commerce.
There are so many ways that a thief with some tech know-how can steal your identifying information. Methods like hacking, data breaches, internet takeover, phishing, spoofing, and scams can make the digital landscape a veritable privacy minefield. Unfortunately, the threat from “old fashioned” low-tech criminals is still every bit as real.
The IRS has warned taxpayers for some time about scams and fraud that can appear to come from the agency. Callers who demand immediate payment or identity thieves who file fake tax returns in other people’s names are just two of the more rampant forms of tax scams.
The world of online connectivity has changed our lives in many, many ways. In the work world, businesses are changing how they seek out and hire new employees, and individuals are leaving the typical nine-to-five workday behind in order to set their own schedules.