Monthly Archive

June 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 25 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Family Wins Privacy Suit over Medical Reality Show

Family Wins Privacy Suit over Medical Reality Show A long legal battle has finally come to a close, and while it can’t erase the pain the victim’s family endured, it can serve as a warning to medical... read more..

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States around the Country Working Towards Student Privacy

States around the Country Working Towards Student Privacy As identity theft has grown over the years, law enforcement officials and policymakers have had to break the crime into subgroups based on wh... read more..

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Grassroots Efforts to Protect Seniors from Scams

Grassroots Efforts to Protect Seniors from Scams One New York councilman is fed up with the way scammers target his elderly constituents, and he’s working on legislation that will do something about ... read more..

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New Bill Helps Victims of Criminal Identity Theft

New Bill Helps Victims of Criminal Identity Theft Identity theft victims in Kentucky can breathe a little easier, at least if one member of the state legislature has his way. Rep. Reggie Meeks has in... read more..

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House Passes Identity Theft Legislation

House Passes Identity Theft Legislation Each year, the Internal Revenue Service fights hard against phony tax refunds and identity theft, but despite blocking billions of dollars in fraudulent return... read more..

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LinkedIn Data Breach Results in Phishing Scams

LinkedIn Data Breach Results in Phishing Scams Anyone who’s familiar with the popular “professional world” social media site LinkedIn has probably already heard the news of their data breach. Hackers... read more..

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"User Error" to Blame in School Data Breach

"User Error" to Blame in School Data Breach An unfortunate computer user mistake led to one school administrator resigning from her job and more than 1,000 people having very personal information ina read more..

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What's the Big Deal about Data Breaches?

What's the Big Deal about Data Breaches? Back in 2013, news of a data breach affecting a major retailer took consumers by surprise. Industry watchers, law enforcement, even legal teams had a vested i... read more..

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Restaurants the Latest Victims of Data Breaches

Restaurants the Latest Victims of Data Breaches O’Charley’s restaurant chain is the latest victim of a restaurant data breach, according to a report from the company. After one of their security tool... read more..

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When Identity Theft That Can Really Hurt You

When Identity Theft That Can Really Hurt You Identity theft is a truly horrible crime. Without anyone laying a hand on you, it can seem like your entire life is on the line. Someone is “out there,” u... read more..

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AARP Works to Educate Seniors about Elder Scams

AARP Works to Educate Seniors about Elder Scams While all forms of scams and fraud are painful and can leave the victims with feelings of mistrust, crimes that target the elderly are especially hurtf... read more..

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Help! My Facebook Account Has Been Hacked!

Help! My Facebook Account Has Been Hacked! The Identity Theft Resource Center is known for helping victims of identity theft and other related crimes, including internet takeover. As the name implies... read more..

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Protecting Your Identity While Landing a Job

Protecting Your Identity While Landing a Job With graduation season upon on, the number of people looking for a job—whether a quick summer hire or a full-f... read more..

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[pb_row][pb_column span="span12"][pb_text] Information Whether you want to learn about the latest data breaches or how to protect your privacy on social media, you have come to the right place. Clic... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for June 10, 2016

Top Scams of the Week for June 10, 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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Criminal Identity Theft

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CRIMINAL IDENTITY THEFT If you think you may be a victim of criminal identity th... read more..

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Medical Identity Theft

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MEDICAL IDENTITY THEFT If you think you may be a victim of medical identity thef... read more..

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Governmental Identity Theft

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GOVERNMENTAL IDENTITY THEFT If you think you may be a victim of governmental ide... read more..

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Financial Identity Theft

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Privacy and Social Media

Privacy and 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 everyday lives... read more..

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ITRC Blogs

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ITRC May Call Center Stats

ITRC May Call Center Stats The Identity Theft Resource Center has a multi-fold mission when it comes to identity theft. Part of its purpose is to operate a 24-hour, toll-free call center in order to ... read more..

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