Monthly Archive

December 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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Lose weight in your wallet

Lose Weight In Your Wallet Far too many of us have adopted a daily exercise routine that’s actually bad for our security and possibly even our health. What is this scary weight lifting routine that w... read more..

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Medical Insurance Scams

Medical Insurance Scams The current political climate has put medical care and health insurance coverage in the crosshairs. It’s now a hotly contested topic for a lot of people, and the coming year m... read more..

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Emailed Traffic Tickets

Emailed Traffic Tickets  We may be in the digital age, but you won’t receive an email that you have to pay a fine.   Who Is It Targeting: Residents of the state of Florida  What Is It: A very off... read more..

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Dish Network Software Update Scam

Dish Network Software Update Scam Scammers posing as employees of the popular satellite service are charging victims for a fake software update.   Who Is It Targeting: Dish Network customers  Wha... read more..

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New Year, Same You: New Year’s Resolutions For Your Identity

New Year, Same You: New Year’s Resolutions For Your Identity  We’ve barely made it through the holidays, but already the end of the year montages and New Year’s resolutions are beginning to surface. ... read more..

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I Got a Snoop For Christmas by ITRC CEO, Eva Velasquez

ITRC CEO, Eva Velasquez: I Got a Snoop For Christmas In a follow up to our recent ITRC blog “Did you get a snoop for Christmas?” I wanted to share a personal story that many of you may relate to. ... read more..

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Suspiciously Similar Names

Suspiciously Similar Names  A less-than-honest company can label its product with a similar-sounding name in order to capitalize on internet searches and brand recognition.   Who Is It Targeting: ... read more..

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Did You Get a Snoop for Christmas?

Did You Get a Snoop for Christmas? Some of the hottest techno gadgets of the holiday season have now been opened and are positioned somewhere in your home just waiting for further instructions. If yo... read more..

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Mobile Payment Scams

Mobile Payment Scams  Online payment apps are highly convenient and trusted in many places, but can also be a part of the scammer’s toolbox.  Who Is It Targeting:  Online payment app users  What ... read more..

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Taking Control: Preventing Identity Theft vs Reducing Your Risk

Taking Control: Preventing Identity Theft vs Reducing Your Risk The Identity Theft Resource Center has been tracking data breaches and identity theft crimes since 2005, and serves as a resource to th... read more..

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Fake Social Media Profiles: Watch What You Click

Fake Social Media Profiles: Watch What You Click If you’ve been around social media, you’ve probably come across a few fake accounts. These spoofed accounts can be anything from someone who’s using a... read more..

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ATMs: Your Money, Your Security

ATMs: Your Money, Your Security Technology has certainly changed the way that a lot of consumers choose to conduct their financial transactions. Debit cards and mobile wallet apps mean not having to ... read more..

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TMI Email

  The TMI Weekly Breaches here, identity theft there and invasions of privacy everywhere... Should you be worried and, if so, how can you protect yourself? Sign up now to receive The TMI Weekl... read more..

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TMI Email Signature Line

  The TMI Weekly Breaches here, identity theft there and invasions of privacy everywhere... Should you be worried and, if so, how can you protect yourself? Sign up now to receive Th... read more..

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Bait-and-Switch Holiday Gift Scam

Bait-and-Switch Holiday Gift Scam  This scam is almost too bizarre to be believed, but it’s really happening to holiday gift givers.  Who Is It Targeting: Consumers looking for great deals on holi... read more..

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Bogus Employee Scam

Bogus Employee Scam  It’s hard to avoid a scam when everything about it looks genuine, which is what phony employees are counting on. Who Is It Targeting: Consumers willing to make charitable dona... read more..

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The Random Nature of Data Breaches

The Random Nature of Data Breaches With the ever-present news of yet another data breach, it’s easy for the public to fall victim to “data breach fatigue.” This very real phenomenon occurs when we’re... read more..

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Distraction Scams

Distraction Scams  Thieves wait until your busy day takes over, stealing from you while your focus is elsewhere.   Who Is It Targeting: Holiday shoppers  What Is It:  Distraction scam  What Are ... read more..

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This Gift Card Scam Could Ruin your Holiday Giving

This Gift Card Scam Could Ruin your Holiday Giving Gift cards are a convenient and thoughtful way to give presents to those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives. Some people might think they’re imp... read more..

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Your Identity Theft Holiday Checklist

Your Identity Theft Holiday Checklist With the business of the holidays pulling us in several different directions at once, it’s all too easy to push thoughts of identity theft to the backburner. For... read more..

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Fake News from Law Enforcement

Fake News from Law Enforcement  Who can you trust when you can’t trust law enforcement? The REAL law enforcement agencies.  Who Is It Targeting:  Social media users  What Is It:  Fake social medi... read more..

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Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

Publisher’s Clearinghouse Scam  It’s nothing new, but it’s back again—beware the multimillion dollar promise.   Who Is It Targeting:  Individuals who receive messages promising enormous prizes Wh... read more..

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Why Can’t We Catch Hackers?

Why Can’t We Catch Hackers? It’s an easy enough question, but one for which the answer is very complex and multi-faceted: why can’t we catch cybercriminals... read more..

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Give Yourself the Gift of Privacy

Give Yourself the Gift of Privacy For many people, the holidays are a time for thinking of others. But now more than ever, it’s important to give yourself an extra special gift this year, the gift of... read more..

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Uber’s New Policy Affects Customer Privacy

Uber’s New Policy Affects Customer Privacy The ride-share company Uber has faced no shortage of controversy over the past few years. From the earliest days of the company’s launch, there have been... read more..

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Want to Get Rid of Ransomware? Infect Your Friends.

Want to Get Rid of Ransomware? Infect Your Friends. Ransomware is pretty nasty stuff, and its victims have included everyone from a lone computer user to a large-scale major medical center. As the na... read more..

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Microsoft Edge Security Alert Scam

Microsoft Edge Security Alert Scam  A vulnerability in Microsoft’s security alerts could let hackers scam you.   Who Is It Targeting: Microsoft Edge browser users  What Is It:  Fake alerts that p... read more..

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Phone Alert Phishing Scam

Phone Alert Phishing Scam  The message says you’re a lucky winner, but the truth is you’re being mined for data.   Who Is It Targeting:  Smartphone users  What Is It:  A spam phishing message tha... read more..

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New Yahoo Data Breach Puts Users at Risk

New Yahoo Data Breach Puts Users at Risk News, search, and email giant Yahoo made an announcement today about a hack that has affected an estimated one bil... read more..

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When the “Experts” Get Scammed

When the “Experts” Get Scammed When it comes to scam and fraud attempts, there is literally no limit to what kind of victim the criminals will go after. Whether it’s senior citizens on a fixed income... read more..

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