Monthly Archive

May 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 11 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
1994

New York ID Theft Ring Busted

Part of why identity theft is such a growing crime is because---at least on the surface—it seems so easy. If you have a few pieces of information and a little bit of time on your hands, you can attemp... read more..

1459

Help the ITRC Win the MRC Technology Makeover Contest!

As a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community, all of the generous donations from our community of supporters go right back into making our mission possible. Throughout the year w... read more..

2368

Online Dating Site AdultFriendFinder Confirms Data Breach

Some 64 million members of an online dating site have reason to be a little more cautious today after news broke that AdultFriendFinder had suffered a data breach. The scope of the breach isn’t yet kn... read more..

2223

New “Card Cracking” Crime Targets Young Consumers

Not many people can count the days when they were young adults, just starting out in the world, as some of the most financially stable years of their lives. It might be fun to reminisce about the earl... read more..

1948

Top Scams of the Week for May 22, 2015

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 data. Scam Detector leads the way by publish... read more..

1486

We Will See You at the National Training Institute!

The National Center for Victims of Crime's 2015 National Training Institute will be held in September in Anaheim, California, and we are very excited that our own Eva Velasquez will be speaking at the... read more..

1907

Conduct a pre-vacation 'ID-theft check-up'

So you're having a great time on vacation when you attempt to pay for a meal or a souvenir only to learn that your purchase is denied.   The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is a time when millions o... read more..

1678

Love Your Latte? Hackers Love Your Gift Card

Whenever news of a hacking event or data breach comes out, there’s always the logical question: what will a thief actually do with the information? Whether it’s just accessing your name or email addre... read more..

2003

How Can Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Identity?

How Can Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Identity? If you’ve logged into a website that contains sensitive information about you, you may have already used multiple steps to log in. While it ... read more..

1436

Top Scams of the Week: May 15th 2015

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 data. Scam Detector leads the way by publish... read more..

1235

Identity Theft FAQ's

Q: What is identity theft? A: Identity theft occurs when someone else uses your personal identifying information, or PII, for financial or personal gain. Q: What is PII?  A: PII is “personally id... read more..

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