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Check Changing Your Passwords Off Your Summer To-Do List
Just a friendly reminder: it’s time to change your passwords, if you haven’t done so recently. In case you haven’t heard, online services and sites of all kinds, from Facebook and Netflix to GoToMyPC and Carbonite are forcing password resets for some users due to a rash of account intrusions. These aren’t hacks in the […]
Homebuyers Beware: Ongoing Mortgage Scam Puts Home Sales at Risk
Imagine making a successful offer for your dream home and getting your mortgage approved. While you’re waiting for the closing process to begin, you receive an email from your real estate agent stating that the buying timeline has changed. To expedite the closing process, they ask you to wire the settlement fees to a specified […]
IRS Brings Back Its ‘Get Transcript’ Feature: Is It Any Safer?
The IRS has been no stranger to attacks by cybercriminals over the past few years, as we saw when Russian thieves stole $50 million in tax return money in 2015 as a result of a major flaw in the security of the online “Get Transcript” tool. When news of the breach first broke in May […]
Is Facial Recognition Technology Exposing Your Identity?
While you may love playing around with the different selfie filters on apps like Snapchat, you might want to think twice before doing so. Although the theories that companies are using facial recognition technology to build a database of identities may not hold much weight, it’s still worth questioning whether facial recognition technology is safe, […]
What Is Identity Theft Anyway?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number, name or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. A thief could take out a mortgage in your name or commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught. Thieves can even use your personal information to apply for a job or use your medical insurance! Learn more about identity theft.
How To Protect Yourself
It's actually easy to help protect yourself against identity theft. Identity theft protection services do the work for you by monitoring your personal information to detect and/or prevent identity theft. We recommend identity theft protection services that monitor several different types of information for fraudulent activity, including your credit reports, public records, and black market websites where stolen information is bought and sold. Identity thieves can strike in numerous ways, so the more protection you have, the better. View our full comparison for more details.
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