Identity Theft

The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Posted: October 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Identity Theft

Tis the season for online shopping and trips to the mall. Protect yourself and your family by keeping a watchful eye on your credit card statements, keeping all receipts and changing passwords frequently. The holiday season is approaching, a time for sales and Santa and, now, credit card data breaches. Though cyberthieves have stolen millions […]

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New weapon to fight credit card fraud at the gas station

New Weapon to Fight Credit Card Fraud in Gas Stations

Posted: September 20, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Consumer News, Identity Theft

A clever new invention by Visa – the Visa Transaction Advisor – looks set to prevent credit card fraud in one of the most common locations, the gas station. Criminals who steal credit or debit cards or make counterfeit ones with stolen account numbers need somewhere to use them without getting caught. At self-serve gas […]

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An Epidemic of Medical Identity Theft

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Identity Theft

The identity of millions is in jeopardy due to hacking and data breaches throughout the medical industry. The following article discusses three separate cases… Within the past few weeks we have seen the hacking of the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov as well as a massive data breach at Community Health Systems, a hospital chain with […]

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How to Protect Your Assets during a Data Breach

Posted: September 11, 2014 at 10:00 am   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Identity Theft

Identity theft is at an all-time high due to data breaches affecting some of our country’s largest retailers. In light of the recent Home Depot data breach, the Better Business Bureau offers advice to consumers who may have had their identity compromised and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim going forward. Identity theft […]

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When Consumers No Longer Trust Retailers

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Identity Theft, Internet & Email Scams

This report suggests that retailers need to work harder to combat the security breaches and theft of their customer’s credit card details if they are to restore public trust… The spotlight has been on the retail industry ever since the infamous Target breach over last year’s holiday season. While Target has become the poster child […]

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Posted: August 13, 2014 at 11:25 am   /   Identity Theft

Have you or somebody you know been the victim of identity theft? Chances are the answer is yes… The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that more than 34.2 million American adults have been affected by this crime, and the negative ramifications include financial losses and emotional distress, as outlined in this detailed video report from CBS […]

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