Monthly Archive

November 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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Textalyzer Has Privacy Advocates Concerned, Safety Advocates Celebrating

Textalyzer Has Privacy Advocates Concerned, Safety Advocates Celebrating There’s disturbing news for anyone who relies on a vehicle to get around: the National Safety Council has reported that motor ... read more..

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Is Santa Phishing for your Child’s Identity?

Is Santa Phishing for your Child’s Identity? With the holidays approaching, there is no shortage of fun and meaningful ways to celebrate, especially if you have kids. From decorating to baking to goi... read more..

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Giving Tuesday Scam

Giving Tuesday Scam Don’t let your good intentions and generosity be derailed by charity scams.   Who Is It Targeting:  Donors on Giving Tuesday  What Is It: Tried-and-true charity scams that hav... read more..

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Gift Card Payment Scam

Amazon Gift Card Payment Scam  Victims are directed to make payments for online purchases only through merchant gift cards.   Who Is It Targeting:  Online shoppers  What Is It:  A scam that redir... read more..

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Homebuyers Spoofing Scam

Homebuyers Spoofing Scam Spoofing scams use mimicked accounts to pass themselves off as legitimate companies while stealing your funds, your identity, or both. Who Is It Targeting:  Recent homebuy... read more..

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Watch Out for What Comes in the Mailbox

Watch Out for What Comes in the Mailbox With the near-constant news of data breaches, identity theft, and other cybercrimes, it’s easy to forget that “old-fashioned” means of nabbing your identifying... read more..

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Identity Theft: Finding Help at the Holidays

Identity Theft: Finding Help at the Holidays For many people, the holidays are a busy time. There are visits with friends and family, school and kids’ activities to attend, work and social events, an... read more..

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USPS Scam

USPS Scam  Individuals around the country have reported receiving fraudulent messages from the US Post Office and other shipping companies. Who Is It Targeting:  Postal service customers What Is ... read more..

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Utilities Scams

Utilities Scams Utilities United Against Scams Day occurs in November, but the work of preventing utility scams is a year-round job. Who Is It Targeting: Homeowners or renters with utility bills ... read more..

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Black Friday Deals Scam

Black Friday Online Deals Scam There a lot of great deals out there at this time of year…and a lot of scams, too. Who Is It Targeting: Holiday shoppers What It Is: “Incredible” holiday shopping d... read more..

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Are Your Holiday Purchases Putting Your Kids at Risk?

Are Your Holiday Purchases Putting Your Kids at Risk? As parents, you may have to pull off an especially tricky balancing act around the holidays. It can be hard to navigate the commercials that enti... read more..

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Saving Big—and Protecting Your Identity—with In-Store Credit Cards

Saving Big—and Protecting Your Identity—with In-Store Credit Cards The temptation is always there. You’ve waited in line in a major retail store, your arms laden with items, and finally it’s your tur... read more..

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Mystery Shopper Scam

Mystery Shopper Scam Getting paid for going shopping? Who wouldn’t take advantage of a job like that? Who Is It Targeting: Anyone looking to make extra income or easy income What It Is: Mystery s... read more..

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Secret Sisterhood Scam Alert

Secret Sisterhood Scam Alert Pyramid schemes continue to make the rounds on social media. Who Is It Targeting: Social media users looking for a “fun” holiday diversion What It Is: A pyramid schem... read more..

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The NEW Fake Check Scam

The NEW Fake Check Scam  Thieves are getting better than ever at duping victims with fake checks.  Who Is It Targeting: Anyone accepting payment for a good, service, donation, or prize  What Is I... read more..

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Be on the Lookout for Shipping Scams

Be on the Lookout for Shipping Scams A growing number of consumers have come to rely on online shopping for their holiday purchases, and it’s not hard to see why. Retailers of every size have started... read more..

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Eva Velasquez Wins Stevie® Award In 2016 Stevie Awards for Women In Business

Eva Velasquez, CEO and President of the ITRC, Wins Stevie® Award In 2016 Stevie Awards for Women In Business Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City SAN DIEGO, Calif – November 2... read more..

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Yahoo Email Scam Targets Users with Attachments

Yahoo Email Scam Targets Users with Attachments There are countless ways that scammers send out viruses, malware, and fraud attempts, but they’re only effective if you fall for it. That’s why the fam... read more..

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Western Union Facebook Scam

Western Union Facebook Scam Scammers are using Facebook messenger to scam people’s friends. Who Is It Targeting: Facebook Users What Is It:  The ITRC recently received a report from a victim abou... read more..

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WhatsApp Survey Scam

WhatsApp Survey Scam A scam is circulating on WhatsApp promising free flight tickets for completing a bogus survey. Who Is It Targeting: WhatsApp Users What Is It:  Cybercriminals are amping up t... read more..

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New Account Fraud - A Growing Trend in Identity Theft

New Account Fraud - A Growing Trend in Identity Theft Looking back at the types of information compromised during 2015, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) saw an astronomical rise in the numbe... read more..

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Spammers Take to Online Ads to Spread Malicious Software

Spammers Take to Online Ads to Spread Malicious Software Ah, those spam emails of yesteryear, the ones that promised untold wealth for helping a prince get his money out of the country. There were al... read more..

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Do You Have a Black Friday Game Plan?

Do You Have a Black Friday Game Plan? Part of the fun of holiday shopping is in making out lists of the “perfect” gift to give your loved ones, then browsi... read more..

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Wildfire Scam

Wildfire Scam Scammers are posing as emergency personnel in order to collect fake donations for “relief efforts.” Who Is It Targeting: Areas affected by wildfires What Is It: Scammers are going d... read more..

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Identity Theft Resource Center Receives Grant to Further Combat Identity Theft across the Nation

Identity Theft Resource Center Receives Grant to Further Combat Identity Theft across the Nation  SAN DIEGO, Calif. – November 17, 2016 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally reco... read more..

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Where Will Chip Cards End Up Next?

Where Will Chip Cards End Up Next? When the US first launched its EMV card rollout—also known as a “chip” card—only a handful of retailers accepted them. This system has already been in place for dec... read more..

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USPS “Delivery Failure Notification” Scam

USPS “Delivery Failure Notification” Scam USPS officials are warning of fake email notifications attempting to phish for personal information. Who Is It Targeting: Email users What Is It: Individ... read more..

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ITRC Survey Reveals Additional Hardships Beyond Financial Burden

Identity Theft Resource Center Survey Reveals Additional Hardships Beyond Financial Burden SAN DIEGO, Calif. - October 17, 2016 - The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized n... read more..

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Tips for a Fruitful but Safe Cyber Monday

Tips for a Fruitful but Safe Cyber Monday With Black Friday just around the corner, savvy shoppers are making plans to score some great holiday gifts and take advantage of the potential savings. But ... read more..

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ITRC November Twitter Chat

ITRC November Twitter Chat Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts an informative Twitter chat that gives the public, industry experts, and stakeholders alike the opportunity to weigh in... read more..

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