Monthly Archive

August 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 29 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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FTC Emerging as the Top Data-Security Regulator

If you do not want to become the next data breach headline and face the scrutiny of government regulation, then your business better improve its privacy policies and information security. Why? Beca... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for August 28th 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..

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Fake File Download

The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam warning about a fraudulent website that they have recently had shut down. Scam: Fake File Download Who Is It Targeting: Residents of North Carolina Wh... read more..

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Is Your Internet Radio Spying on You?

Is Your Internet Radio Spying on You? The popularity of internet radio services like Pandora and Spotify has led to the creation of mobile apps, handy little music sources right at your fingertips th... read more..

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Beware of Internet Ads

While most people find advertising—whether in print, on television, or online—to be a minor annoyance at worst, a new criminal behavior is on the rise that can have serious consequences for consumers.... read more..

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SN 36

ITRC Solution 36Somebody has accessed my annual free credit report What do you do when somebody has pulled your annual free credit report using your information? Contact all creditors you do busin... read more..

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SN 37

ITRC Solution 37Doxing and Internet Safety Tips “Doxing” is the increasingly common practice of tracing internet activity with the purpose of uncovering and then publishing personally identifiable in... read more..

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SN 38

Solution 38Ordering Credit Reports from Outside the United States It can sometimes be difficult to obtain your credit reports while living outside of the country. If you have family or friends back i... read more..

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Are There Privacy Concerns in Windows 10?

Are There Privacy Concerns in Windows 10? Ever since Microsoft unveiled its latest operating system, there’s been a firestorm of criticism about it. And to be sure, Windows 10 came with some features... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for August 19th 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..

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House Rental Scam

A woman in Appleton, Wisconsin has reported individuals coming to her home to view the house for a “Rental property”. Scam: House Rental Scam Who Is It Targeting: House Hunters in Appleton, Wiscon... read more..

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California Street Gang Taken Down in $14M ID Theft Bust

When we think of the illegal activities of street gangs, we probably think back to news reports, documentaries, or even Hollywood films about dangerous thugs. Drug dealing, gun running, and violent cr... read more..

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ID Theft Lesson 1: Students are Targets

It’s bad enough that ID theft criminals are targeting students of all ages at the beginning of every school year.  It gets worse when the risky behavior of students on websites, blogs, and applicat... read more..

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BBB Impersonation Scam

There have been reports from individuals, in Virginia, who are receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be representatives of the Better Business Bureau or BBB. Scam: BBB Impersonators Who ... read more..

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What You Need to Know about Malware and Your Phone

What You Need to Know about Malware and Your Phone With nearly two-thirds of Americans owning a smartphone, it’s interesting to note that many people don’t know the real functionality of their device... read more..

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Drunk Driving Scam

Individuals in West Michigan are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming that the target’s family member or loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident.  Scam: Drunk Driving Cal... read more..

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ITRC’s Call Center Stats for July 2015

The Identity Theft Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides free assistance to victims of identity theft. As part of its mission to provide data to law enforcement officials and legi... read more..

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The People’s Bank Phone Scam

A financial institution based out of Georgia is reporting that their members are receiving scam phone calls. Scam: The People’s Bank Phone Scam Who Is It Targeting: Customers of People’s Bank Wha... read more..

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Dear ITRC

Thanks for all of your help - and all that you do in the field of ID Theft Awareness. Kat helped me out last week with matters relating to a CRA and sensitive info, and for her knowledge and help I a... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for August 10th 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..

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Delta Finance Loans

Individuals in the state of Washington, who are actively looking for loans online, are reporting receiving phone calls from scammers who are claiming that they will provide the target with a loan for ... read more..

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The Limits of ID-Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring

I feel compelled to write about what credit monitoring does and doesn't do to protect us after reading new information outlining how companies that are breached and then offer credit monitoring can gi... read more..

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The Aftermath Survey: What Victims Have to Say about Identity Theft

Each year, the ITRC provides countless hours of victim assistance to help those who’ve been affected by identity theft. This help is intended to let victims regain some semblance of control over their... read more..

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One-Fourth of Indiana Residents Have Patient Info Stolen

A spring 2015 data breach has resulted in one and half million residents of Indiana—approximately one-fourth of the state’s population—having their medical and identifying information stolen by hacker... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for August 5, 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..

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Good Citizen Government Grant

Individuals are receiving phone calls from scammers stating that they have won a cash grant from the United States government for being a “good citizen”. Scam: Government Grant Scams Who Is It Tar... read more..

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Trustwave Report Provides Insight into Data Breaches

Cybersecurity firm Trustwave provides an invaluable public service each year when it releases its annual report on data breach activity. This report, the 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report, examine... read more..

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Police Texts

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert on a scam going around involving text messages.  Scam: Police Texts Who Is It Targeting: Virginians What Is It: The Fluvanna County Sherif... read more..

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Business Cybersecurity is a Team Sport

A company’s cybersecurity is a team effort. Coordination is critical because criminals will try to exploit weak links, especially in small businesses. Think teamwork for a moment.  Any company’s cy... read more..

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