Monthly Archive

October 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 21 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Facebook Pyramid Scheme Leaves You at Risk

Facebook Pyramid Scheme Leaves You at Risk Pyramid schemes are nothing new. They go by many names and offer a lot of different variations, some of which sound like harmless fun or even legitimate bus... read more..

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Identity Theft & Shakespeare: Iago’s Lament

Identity Theft & Shakespeare: Iago’s Lament Raise your hand if you’ve had to replace your credit or debit card in the last 12 months because of a data breach. More than once? More than twice? Cha... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for October 30th 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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Survey: Cyber Risk, ID Theft and Personal Privacy Top Consumer Concerns

Survey: Cyber Risk, ID Theft and Personal Privacy Top Consumer Concerns Americans are more stressed out about cyber risk, identity theft and personal privacy than they are about their own personal sa... read more..

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Chip Card Consumer Information

Chip Card Consumer Information Chip cards have been used around the world for many years as a deterrent to reduce counterfeit card fraud. Counterfeit cards are a huge problem in the US. Counterfeit c... read more..

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Dow Jones Data Breach Reveals Surprising Shift in Identity Theft Crime

The Dow Jones, which owns business oriented outlets like the Wall Street Journal, is synonymous with wealth and power. Most people only know of it in terms of investments and playing the stock market,... read more..

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California Enacts Strictest Digital Privacy Rights in the US

California Enacts Strictest Digital Privacy Rights in the US A bill recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown of California has privacy advocates and tech industry experts alike singing its pr... read more..

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Aftermath 2014: The Victims Speak Out

Aftermath 2014: The Victims Speak Out Since 2003, the Identity Theft Resource Center has been following up with victims of identity theft in order to get a clear picture of what happens following thi... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for October 13th 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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Cross-Country Sextortion Case Makes Headlines

When most of us think of bullying, our minds wander back to childhood and the playground meanies who tormented younger or weaker children. Unfortunately, the reality of bullying in the digital age is ... read more..

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Georgia Drivers License

The Department of Motor Vehicles in Georgia has reported a new phishing scam targeting holders of a Georgia state driver's license.   Scam: Georgia Drivers License Scam Who Is It Targeting: Resid... read more..

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How Cybersafe is your Business? Your Life?

How Cybersafe is your Business? Your Life? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in promoting it's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, is getting loud about the continuing threat and wave of... read more..

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ITRC Call Center Stats for September 2015

ITRC Call Center Stats for September Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center tracks the help requests that come into its 24-hour toll-free call center in order to get a better picture of the t... read more..

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WhatsApp Survey Ransomware

Whatsapp users all over the world are getting hit with a survey scam involving their favorite and trusted brands. Scam: WhatsApp Survey Ransomware Who Is It Targeting: Users of the WhatsApp Messag... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for October 7th 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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SN 39

Solution 39Background Checks and Vanity Searches The focus of this document is to give suggestions in the case of fraudulent information being reported on a background check or online information sea... read more..

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There’s a New Virus Out There…But Is It Bad?

When news breaks of a dangerous computer virus that attacks millions of users’ technology, it’s definitely cause for alarm. In recent years, industries and individuals alike have endured Heartbleed, M... read more..

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Lost Electronic Devices Can Lead to Data Breaches

Nearly half of all data breaches occur when ID-theft criminals access information because we lost a device. In fact, nearly 41 percent of all data breach events from 2005 through 2015 were caused by l... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week for October 2nd, 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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Hilton Hotels Suspects Ongoing Data Breach

Consumers who used their credit cards at a variety of Hilton Hotels-owned properties between November of last year and now may have noticed some strange activity on their credit cards. Thanks to point... read more..

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Have You Paid Your Facebook Privacy Fee Yet?

There’s another Facebook hoax going around, one that insists you must now pay a fee if you want to keep your account private on the popular social media website. Luckily, according to the original hoa... read more..

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