Monthly Archive

July 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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Governor’s Veto of Legislation that Blocks Employers from Social Media Invasion

Governor’s Veto of Legislation that Blocks Employers from Social Media Invasion Job seekers and members of the workforce have long been warned that their s... read more..

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Wal-Mart Survey Scam

Wal-Mart Survey Scam                    Scammers are asking residents to complete surveys in order to use check fraud. Who Is It Targeting: Residents of Anderson County in South Carolina. What Is... read more..

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Cici’s Pizza Chain Latest to Be Hit by a Data Breach

Cici’s Pizza Chain Latest to Be Hit by a Data Breach The latest in a growing list of major retail data breaches is the popular Cici’s Pizza chain, who announced that locations in seventeen states had... read more..

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Police Impersonation Scam

Police Impersonation Scam                 A con-artist is posing as a police officer to attempt to get people to pay for infractions. Who Is It Targeting: Residents of Dodge City, Kansas What It ... read more..

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Five Tips for Cybersecurity in your Workplace

Five Tips for Cybersecurity in your Workplace Whether intentional or not, the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain is often one of your own co-workers or employees. While intentional, “inside job”... read more..

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New Mexico Phishing Scam

New Mexico Phishing Scam                Identity thieves are sending phishing emails to New Mexico businesses. Who Is It Targeting: Business Owners in New Mexico What It Is: The Attorney General ... read more..

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What You Need to Know About Smishing

What You Need to Know About Smishing If it seems like hackers and scammers find new ways to attack your data every day, then you’re not too far off base. With every new platform, software, or app tha... read more..

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Election Phone Scam

Election Phone Scam              Scammers are attempting to gather personal information via fake political lobbying. Who Is It Targeting: Voters in Okaloosa, Florida What Is It:  There are report... read more..

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Don’t Discard that Old Device

Don’t Discard that Old Device With the current device penetration of smartphones and tablets, it seems like everyone has a tiny computer in their hands at all times. And with new models being manufac... read more..

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Data Breaches: More Victims than Citizens

Data Breaches: More Victims than Citizens The Identity Theft Resource Center provides a number of services related to identity theft prevention and victim support. In order to do that job effectively... read more..

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Privacy Essay Competition

CyberScout & Identity Theft Resource Center  2017 Annual Girl Scouts Privacy Essay Scholarship Competition  The following information has been updated as of September 19, 2017.  Mark your calen... read more..

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The FDIC Invokes New Policies Following Data Breaches

The FDIC Invokes New Policies Following Data Breaches Whenever any kind of negative situation occurs, regardless of where or how or who was affected, there is always an opportunity for a silver linin... read more..

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Protecting Your Parents’ Identity

Protecting Your Parents’ Identity Being the adult child of an aging parent comes with specific challenges. Apart from the obvious concerns over our parents’ health, mental faculties, and ability to p... read more..

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Get Your Security Checkup Today

Get Your Security Checkup Today Most of us don’t think anything of scheduling a dental cleaning or an annual checkup. It probably isn’t our favorite way to spend an afternoon, but we recognize that i... read more..

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Government Grant Scam

Government Grant Scam Thieves are pretending to represent government agencies offering “free” money in order to solicit up-front fees. Who Is It Targeting: People nationwide What Is It:  This old... read more..

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New Legislation Addresses Patients’ Privacy under HIPAA

New Legislation Addresses Patients’ Privacy under HIPAA There’s been a lot of controversy in the news lately surrounding mental health, specifically where patients’ rights to privacy are concerned. W... read more..

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Game of Thrones Phishing Scam

Game of Thrones Phishing Scam        Scammers target Torrent Users and other sites that allow users to download copyrighted shows with fraudulent anti-piracy letters. Who Is It Targeting: Resident... read more..

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Scammy Child ID Kit Companies Coming to a Town Near You

Scammy Child ID Kit Companies Coming to a Town Near You The ITRC recently released information regarding the best practices for parents when using a child ID kit. One of the questions we heard over a... read more..

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Three Steps to Take after a Data Breach

Three Steps to Take after a Data Breach With record setting numbers of data breaches happening each year, there’s an excellent chance that you will become a victim of lost or stolen personal data—if ... read more..

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Sheriff’s Association Scam

Sheriff’s Association Scam Thieves in the Galena, Illinois area are pretending to represent the local Sheriff’s Association in order to solicit fraudulent donations. Who Is It Targeting: Residents... read more..

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Sandy “Build it Back” Scam

Sandy "Build it Back" Scam Superstorm Sandy Victims are being targeted by scammers. Who Is It Targeting: Residents of Galena, Illinois What Is It:  Scammers are posing as representatives of “Buil... read more..

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ITRC June Call Center Stats

ITRC June Call Center Stats The Identity Theft Resource Center fields hundreds of victim help requests every single month through its website, its ID Theft Help app, and its 24-hour toll-free call ce... read more..

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U.S. District Court Email Scam

U.S. District Court Email Scam  The U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois is warning residents in the area about an email scam falsely representing the court. Who Is It Targeting: Chicago and N... read more..

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Scam within a Scam: When the News Puts You in Harm’s Way

Scam within a Scam: When the News Puts You in Harm’s Way When news breaks of any major event, scammers go to work in an attempt to steal money or personal identifiable information from their victims.... read more..

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Noodles & Co Suffers Data Breach

Noodles & Co Suffers Data Breach No matter where it occurs, “suspicious activity” is almost never a good thing and it’s important to take it seriously. Whether it’s your own bank statement or a m... read more..

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Internet Sensation Poses a Serious Safety Risk

Internet Sensation Poses a Serious Safety Risk Gotta catch ‘em all…that’s the tag line that many fans of a new location-based game are sharing as their online mantras, but the reality of a new app is... read more..

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Amazon Returns Scam

Amazon Returns Scam Lamar County Deputies say someone is calling residents impersonating an employee of Amazon. Who Is It Targeting: Residents of Lamar County, Texas What Is It:  The scammer call... read more..

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Biometrics: Your Bank and Your Body

Biometrics: Your Bank and Your Body Biometrics were once the stuff of action movies. The hero employs contact lenses to pass a retinal scanner, or makes fake fingerprints out of a waxy substance that... read more..

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Florida Cracks Down on Skimmers

Florida Cracks Down on Skimmers Florida has long held the dubious honor of being ones of the states with the highest amount of identity theft crime, for a variety of reasons. The large demograp... read more..

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Student Loan Pre-paid Scam

Student Loan Pre-Paid Scam Using an updated version of an old ruse, thieves target college students who applied for short-term student loans. Who Is It Targeting: College students in the Waco, Tex... read more..

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