Monthly Archive

September 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Car Wrapping Scam

Car Wrapping Scam Scammers are targeting job seeker’s bank accounts with fake job opportunities. Who Is It Targeting: Residents in the Bay Area What Is It: Scammers are posing as Red Bull employe... read more..

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IRS Changes to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud Can Slow Down Your Refund

IRS Changes to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud Can Slow Down Your Refund Most of us probably don’t count tax return season as our favorite time of year, and new changes to the way the IRS processes r... read more..

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iTunes Gift Card Scam

 iTunes Gift Card Scam Always Think Twice Before Paying with iTunes Gift Cards Who Is It Targeting: Individuals across the country What Is It: Individuals are falling for scams that ask for iTune... read more..

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Students Least Likely to Discover Identity Theft

Students Least Likely to Discover Identity Theft For adults who experience account fraud—such as when someone uses their stolen credit card number or an online account—there are a lot of built-in saf... read more..

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Celebrity Death Facebook Scam

Celebrity Death Facebook Scam Social media users are falling for the fake news about of a celebrity death, leaving their account exposed to scammers. Who Is It Targeting: Facebook users What Is I... read more..

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Did Google Disregard Privacy Concerns?

Did Google Disregard Privacy Concerns? Short Answer: We Don’t Think So Privacy is a hot commodity in the current climate of technology and connectivity. It can be hard to balance out the need for se... read more..

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Affordable Care Act Tax Scam

Affordable Care Act Tax Scam The IRS is warning people about a tax scam related to the Affordable Care Act. Who Is It Targeting: Citizens Across the Country What Is It: Scammers are sending fraud... read more..

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Yahoo Data Breach Means Hackers Are After More Than Just Your Name

Yahoo Data Breach Means Hackers Are After More Than Just Your Name The Identity Theft Resource Center has been tracking data breaches for over ten years, and has seen the trends shift greatly in that... read more..

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Work-from-Home Scam

Work-from-Home Scam Job hunters are coming up with insufficient funds after falling for work-from-home job postings. Who Is It Targeting: Individuals on job hunting websites What Is It: Scammers ... read more..

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WADA Hack Exposes Athletes’ Medical Records

WADA Hack Exposes Athletes’ Medical Records The World Anti-Doping Agency has been charged with working to keep amateur and professional athletics free of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), and as a ... read more..

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Student Loan Defaults Can Lead to Scams

Student Loan Defaults Can Lead to Scams With the growing problem of young people who are struggling to pay off hefty student loan debt, scammers have stepped in to take action…and take advantage. Muc... read more..

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Yahoo Data Breach May Be Biggest Breach in History

Yahoo Data Breach May Be Biggest Breach in History There was a time when hackers sought out retailers’ computer networks, specifically their point-of-sale credit card networks, and used that access t... read more..

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Macro-Based Malware: Old Scams Still Work

Macro-Based Malware: Old Scams Still Work As new technology emerges and users become more aware of cybersecurity threats, hackers and scammers have to work even harder to keep up. This leads to the u... read more..

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Investigation Reveals Illegal Online Tracking of Children

Investigation Reveals Illegal Online Tracking of Children The New York attorney general’s office has concluded an investigation of some major toy brands, and the findings were rather alarming. In dir... read more..

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IRS Scam

IRS Scam The IRS scam resurfaces. Who Is It Targeting: Individuals across the United States What Is It: This is not the first case of scammers posing as the IRS calling innocent individuals with ... read more..

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Nanny Scam

Nanny Scam Scammers are using Care.com claiming to be parents and then sending bogus checks in advance. Who Is It Targeting: Jobseekers on Care.com What Is It: Scammers are posing as parents on C... read more..

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St. Jude’s Scam

St. Jude’s Scam Scammers are posing as employees from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in order to solicit fake donations. Who Is It Targeting: Residents in Indiana What Is It: Scammers are ... read more..

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How Do Scammers Know So Much about You?

How Do Scammers Know So Much about You? As scams that target the public go, many of them seem pretty hard to believe. The famous Nigerian prince email scams, for example, have circulated for years an... read more..

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Consumers Wary of Mobile Wallet Apps

Consumers Wary of Mobile Wallet Apps It seems hard to believe that when electric lights first became a widespread household improvement, some people were scared off by the technology. Wires full of e... read more..

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Call Blocker App Scam

Call Blocker App Scam Some apps that are claiming to stop unwanted calls are turning out to be scams themselves. Who Is It Targeting: App users What Is It: Individuals looking for “call blocker” ... read more..

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Scams Affect Online Shoppers and Sellers Alike

Scams Affect Online Shoppers and Sellers Alike If you’ve ever bought anything online, you’ve probably experienced that same moment of hesitation before clicking “confirm” on your purchase. Is this se... read more..

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New Identity Theft Bill Becomes Law in California

New Identity Theft Bill Becomes Law in California Identity theft and data breaches are becoming so commonplace in the minds of consumers that experts are warning of “data breach fatigue,” a term that... read more..

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Moving Company Scam

Moving Company Scam Scammers are posing as a moving company to steal personal belongings and information. Who Is It Targeting: Residents in New York What Is It: A fake moving company is stealing ... read more..

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Hitman Scam

Hitman Scam A new email scam is threatening the lives of computer users. Who Is It Targeting: Residents in Southwest Florida What Is It: Individuals are receiving emails from scammers who are pos... read more..

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Identity Theft and Fraud Target the Military

Identity Theft and Fraud Target the Military Scammers have no morals when it comes to stealing money and identifying information from their victims, and a recent case in California proves that once a... read more..

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Privacy Ruling Could Mean New Laws Affecting Consumers

Privacy Ruling Could Mean New Laws Affecting Consumers The battle for your privacy is an ongoing one, a battle which plays out in marketing meetings, board rooms, and courtrooms. Companies have to we... read more..

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Data Breach at University of Alaska

Data Breach at University of Alaska When large scale data breaches first began to make headline news a few years ago, it seemed like retailers were a prime target. Their point of sale systems were a ... read more..

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“Sweetheart Scam” Using Tinder

“Sweetheart Scam” Using Tinder Scammers are using the dating app Tinder to find victims online. Who Is It Targeting: Tinder App Users What Is It: Online dating has risen in both popularity and cr... read more..

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Wells Fargo Fires over 5,300 Employees for Account Fraud

Wells Fargo Fires over 5,300 Employees for Account Fraud As a consumer, you’ve probably been warned for years about the need to look over your bank account statements, your credit card bills, your me... read more..

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Facebook Post Tagging Scam

Facebook Post Tagging Scam Facebook users are receiving fake notifications of being tagged in a friend’s post leading them to a malicious site. Who Is It Targeting: Facebook users What Is It: In ... read more..

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