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Wearing A Mask Makes For Easier Identity Theft

Nearly everyone is wearing a mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Its now perceived as an encouraging sign of commitment and responsibility to contain the threat of Corona virus where, in the past, even wearing a hood was discouraged. When it comes to identifying people, a mask creates an advantage for those who

By | August 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Online Shopping Scams

Online shopping can be unavoidable with a pandemic at large. It is important to stay away from all the online shopping scams that exist today. Some scams have been around as long as the internet has been selling goods while new scam variations can pop-up frequently leaving no online transactions too safe to scrutinize. Fake

By | August 11th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Consumer Reports Says LifeLock Not Worth It

LifeLock sells a security product designed to alert subscribers to any fraudulent activity by monitoring transactions from bank accounts, credit reports, credit cards, investment accounts, social security numbers, and crime databases.  They sell 3 different packages that come with different levels of protection and reimbursement insurance for stolen funds.  The lowest level has a stolen

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Is It Safe to Use A Credit or Debit Card When Traveling?

When travelling for business or pleasure, it is important to consider the risks of your choice of method of payment which you will be using.  Many business travelers like to use business credit cards for ease of tracking expenses, but, for personal use, it might also be easier to use cards also these days instead

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Identity Theft from Cell Phones

Intercepting data from your cell phone can be done as easily as getting you to log into a "Free Wifi" network.  As soon as you sign in to a network, any data that you send through the connection can be captured and used.  When you sign into a new network on your laptop, Windows automatically

By | October 11th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Can Pictures Be An Identity Theft Risk?

A picture is worth a thousand words and could even be worth a few thousand dollars from your bank account.  An image of your face matched with your name has never been more dangerous for scams than in today's technological environment.  Fake social media accounts with your face and name can be used as bait

By | October 11th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments