Monthly Archive

February 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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One-Two Punch Uses FedEx, Google to Steal Your Data

One-Two Punch Uses FedEx, Google to Steal Your Data  Scammers have long relied on “spoofing” to lure victims into a sense of trust. It might be an emai... read more..

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Bogus IRS Refunds in Your Bank Account

Bogus IRS Refunds in Your Bank Account Tax scams and fraud are nothing new, but criminals keep finding new ways to work an old game. As a result, the IRS i... read more..

194

Are You Working Two Jobs? 500K People Are, But Don’t Know It

Are You Working Two Jobs? 500K People Are, But Don’t Know It Identity theft is not a single crime. You might envision someone stealing your checkbook o... read more..

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Cyberattack Insurance Is the Newest Business Expense

Cyberattack Insurance Is the Newest Business Expense When a company takes on operating expenses, there are some costs that practically all businesses share... read more..

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Are Consumers Going Above and Beyond to Protect Their Personal Information?

Are Consumers Going Above and Beyond to Protect Their Personal Information? Identity Theft Resource Center’s thoughts going into National Consumer Protecti... read more..

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New Security Questions Involving Tinder’s App

New Security Questions Involving Tinder’s App It’s easy to understand why a lot of users enjoy meeting new people and new potential love interests through ... read more..

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Tune in Live to FTC’s PrivacyCon February 28, 2018

Tune in Live to FTC’s PrivacyCon February 28th The world has enjoyed Comic-Con, DragonCon, WriterCon, and more…so now it’s time to take on PrivacyCon. N... read more..

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Brushing Scam: Can It Really Hurt You?

Investigators believe that third-party sellers on Amazon are buying their own products in order to leave a wonderful five-star review, then using victims’ names and addresses to appear as independent ... read more..

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Expired Password Scams

Has Your Password Expired? No, So Don’t Click that Link! There’s a new phishing scam making the rounds, one that tricks you into clicking a link and turnin... read more..

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Old School Identity Theft Is Still a Threat

Old School Identity Theft Is Still a Threat Tactics like check washing, stealing mail, and snatching wallets or driver’s licenses can still lead a thief to... read more..

391

New Dangers from Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi Hijacked at Coffee Shop Tech users have been warned for years about the possible hazards involved in connecting over public Wi-Fi. While re... read more..

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Chocolates, Flowers, and a…Romance Scam?

Chocolates, Flowers, and a…Romance Scam? There’s a very specific danger looming online right now, one that seeks to steal both its victims’ money and ident... read more..

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Phone Hijacking: The Latest Identity Theft Threat

Phone Hijacking: The Latest Identity Theft Threat Security experts have warned consumers for years that their smartphones could be an easy gateway to their... read more..

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IRS Warns about a Tax Scam Before Criminals Can Strike

IRS Warns about a Tax Scam Before Criminals Can Strike The IRS is inundated with scam activity every year, from fraudulently filed tax returns to tax refun... read more..

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Hacking the Olympics

Hacking the Olympics The Winter Olympics in South Korea are already underway, and as usual, people around the world will watch their favorite athletes and ... read more..

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Can Your Employees Spot a Phishing Scam

Can Your Employees Spot a Phishing Scam?  This Research Says NO. As the public has become more aware of scams and fraud, cybercriminals have had to up t... read more..

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Phone Hijacking: The Latest Identity Theft Threat

Security experts have warned consumers for years that their smartphones could be an easy gateway to their identities. Think of it this way: a thief grabs your phone or someone picks it up in a coff... read more..

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Silicon Valley CEOs Limit Their Kids’ Access to Technology

Silicon Valley CEOs Limit Their Kids’ Access to Technology You might think that growing up as the child of a Silicon Valley CEO would be paradise. After al... read more..

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