Monthly Archive

September 2012

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Ohio Attorney General Establishes New Identity Theft Unit

Ohio State Attorney General, Mike DeWine, has announced the creation of an Identity Theft Unit to help victims repair their credit and other problems. As a part of the Attorney General's Consumer Prot... read more..


IRS Takes New Steps to Prevent Fraud

The IRS has been dealing with an epidemic of tax fraud and identity theft. An audit report prepared by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) estimated that 940,000 tax returns ... read more..


Banks Warned of Heightened Cyber Threat by FBI

Two days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the Internet Crime Complaint Center jointly issued a Fraud Alert to financial ins... read more..


Norton Cybercrime Report 2011: Painting a Dismal Picture

A report released by Norton (Symantec), a leader in cybersecurity that develops antivirus, anti-malware, and other related products and software, demonstrates just how pervasive cybercrime is in today... read more..


Facebook Facedeals Raise Serious New Privacy Concerns

Do you love a discount? You're not alone. Most people do. And that's just what Facebook is banking on with their new "Facedeals" project, which sends coupons and discount offers directly to your phone... read more..


5 Things You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet

5 Things You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet It's a scenario that unsettles most people; the loss or theft of your wallet or purse. Your ID cards, all your credit and debit cards, receipts, any num... read more..


Tennessee’s New Identity Theft Unit

Tennessee's safety department is creating a new unit to investigate identity theft crimes that local law enforcement agencies don't have the time and resources to effectively investigate. The 14-perso... read more..


Avoiding Disaster Scams

Avoiding Disaster Scams In times of crisis, it is heartwarming to see so many people band together to help those who are in need. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, public acts of violence are all situati... read more..


Credit vs Debit: Which is safer?

In today's age of electronic commerce it's sometimes hard to tell what's the best way to make purchases that don't require cash. Should you charge it on your credit card, or should you use your debit ... read more..


Coupon Scams

Coupon Scams A concerning yet often overlooked new trend in scams is the marked increase in coupon scams. This type of scam usually involves suspicious looking coupons which are sold online. Scammers... read more..


You Are Being Tracked

When surfing the internet in the privacy of your own home, one might think they are safe from prying eyes, and free to surf the internet without anyone knowing what they're doing. Unfortunately, this ... read more..


Get Rich Fast? Not!: Chain Letter Scams

A chain letter is basically a pyramid scheme. This is an example of a typical chain letter:  Jack receives an email asking that he send $1 to the person whose name is on the top of the chain letter. ... read more..


What is Information Aggregation and Why Should You Care?

Most people would think that the person or people who know them best are family members, close friends, or significant others. Unfortunately, one more category must be added to that list and it may be... read more..

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