Monthly Archive

October 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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Identity Theft Is No “Trick”

Identity Theft Is No “Trick” Happy Halloween! People tend to spread the word about keeping physically safe at this time of year—making sure your costume is... read more..

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Breaches 2005

ITRC has been tracking and compiling statistics on data breaches since 2005. View the multi-year report. Information management is critically important to all of us - as employees and consumers. For ... read more..

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Medicare Fraud Scam

Medicare Fraud Scam Scammers are taking advantage of Medicare open enrollment and looking to gain personal information. Who Is It Targeting: Seniors enrolling in Medicare What Is It:  Scammers ar... read more..

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Mega Millions Lottery Scam

Mega Millions Lottery Scam Individuals are receiving fake letters in the mail claiming they have won the lottery. Who Is It Targeting: Residents across the United States What Is It:  Police are w... read more..

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What the REAL ID Act Is and How It May Affect You

What the REAL ID Act Is and How It May Affect You In 2005, the REAL ID Act was passed by the 9/11 Commission to set national standards for issuing identification documents, such as I.D. cards and dri... read more..

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iCloud Text Message Scam

iCloud Text Message Scam iPhone users are receiving fake texts messages asking to sign in to iCloud using their Apple ID. Who Is It Targeting: iPhone users What Is It:  Scammers are making an old... read more..

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Cybersecurity: Keeping Up with the (Tech) Times

Cybersecurity: Keeping Up with the (Tech) Times There was once a popular notion that if you couldn’t program the clock on your VCR, all you had to do was ask an eight-year-old to do it. Interestingly... read more..

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Halloween Online Shopping Scam

Halloween Online Shopping Scam Individuals shopping for Halloween costumes online are being tricked into this scam. Who Is It Targeting: Consumers What Is It:  Individuals in need of last-minute ... read more..

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DDoS Attacks and You

DDoS Attacks and You If you had trouble using your favorite websites last Friday, you're not alone. Large sections of the country experienced internet outages on some major sites, outages which turne... read more..

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World Series Ticket Scam

World Series Ticket Scam Baseball fans are striking out from ticket scams ahead of the World Series. Who Is It Targeting: Individuals planning to attend any of the World Series games What Is It: ... read more..

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Identity Theft: Are You Ready to Face the Risk?

Identity Theft: Are You Ready to Face the Risk? Identity theft is a growing, evolving crime, and whether we like to admit it or not, there are some key behaviors that can leave us vulnerable. At the ... read more..

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PayPal Email Scam

PayPal Email Scam An email scam posing as PayPal is circulating asking for bank account information. Who Is It Targeting: Email Users What Is It: There are a variety of ways PayPal has been used ... read more..

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Government Identity Theft

Government Identity Theft As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month moves forward, it’s important for individuals and businesses to understand that identity theft is not one single crime. While it is... read more..

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Security System Scam

Security System Scam Homeowners with security systems already in place are being targeted by scammers, which results in victims paying for two security systems. Who Is It Targeting: Homeowners wit... read more..

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It’s Get Smart About Credit Day!

It’s Get Smart About Credit Day! Every year, the American Bankers Association hosts “Get Smart About Credit” Day to educate the public on good credit card practices, smart spending, and more. But the... read more..

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Internet Takeover: Identity Theft Goes Digital

Internet Takeover: Identity Theft Goes Digital One of the most important things any individual can do to help protect their identity is to find out more about the different types of identity theft. M... read more..

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Online Prescription Drug Scam

Online Prescription Drug Scam Individuals are being threatened with warrants for their arrest by scammers posing as agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Who Is It Targeting: Consumers... read more..

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The Emotional Impact of Identity Theft

The Emotional Impact of Identity Theft Each year in October, the National Cybersecurity Alliance plays host to an important month-long program, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This program pr... read more..

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Opportunity Lost: The Aftermath of Identity Theft

Opportunity Lost: The Aftermath of Identity Theft There are so many ramifications of being a victim of identity theft and fraud, including lost income, lost time from work trying to resolve the matte... read more..

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Customer Survey Email Scam

Customer Survey Email Scam Scammers are posing as reputable companies and sending fake customer surveys in order to commit identity theft. Who Is It Targeting: Consumers What Is It:  Victims rece... read more..

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Fighting Financial Identity Theft

Fighting Financial Identity Theft National Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to educate consumers about the need to secure their data, and the National Cybersecurity Alliance has provided diffe... read more..

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DMV Scam

DMV Scam Officials are warning about scam emails that appear to be sent by the Department of Motor Vehicles issuing traffic violation citations. Who Is It Targeting: Residents in Ontario County W... read more..

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Text Message Scam

Text Message Scam Officials are warning about scam text messages that appear to be sent by banks, credit card companies, and other financial intuitions. Who Is It Targeting: Individuals across the... read more..

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Old Scams Become New to Target Charities

Old Scams Become New to Target Charities The depths to which criminals are willing to sink in order to steal money and information are never ending. Whether it’s extorting money from senior citizens ... read more..

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Post-disaster Power Scam

Post-disaster Power Scam After just getting their power back after Hurricane Matthew, local businesses are being threatened with having their power cut unless they pay up. Who Is It Targeting: Hur... read more..

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Do You Carry Your Work with You?

Do You Carry Your Work with You? Whenever a company finds that an employee is the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain, it’s important to uncover whether their data breach was intentional or accid... read more..

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Online Puppy Scam

Online Puppy Scam Consumers are paying for puppies they never actually receive. Who Is It Targeting: Online pet seekers What Is It:  Scammers are posting fake pictures, pulled from other websites... read more..

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Boss Phishing: The Inside Track to Data Breaches

Boss Phishing: The Inside Track to Data Breaches The culprits in hacking events and data breaches have often been seen as mysterious figures with high leve... read more..

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Aftermath 2016

The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today released its annual Identity Theft: The Aftermath 20... read more..

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Where Does Your Company Stand on PII?

Where Does Your Company Stand on PII? Do you know your company’s policy on PII in the workplace? How do your co-workers interact with PII, and who’s allowed to access it? Who is the PII control offic... read more..

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