Identity Theft Protection
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Stratos and Coin: Are All-in-One Payment Cards a Good Idea?
Mar 26, 2015 - Mobile payments have been gaining a lot of popularity lately. Considering we are almost always connected to our phones, it makes sense to have this convenience. These mobile payment apps have different functions. Some are specifically made for peer-to-peer payments, like the app Venmo, and others...
11 Million Exposed in Premera Blue Cross Breach: What It Means for You
Mar 18, 2015 - As 2015 continues, it seems a new trend has arisen in the dangerous world of identity theft: attacks on health insurance companies. Premera Blue Cross announced Tuesday, March 17 that its networks had been breached, potentially exposing financial and medical records of millions of customers. This...
Connecting Online: Are Social Logins Safe?
Mar 17, 2015 - If you use the Internet these days (and if you're reading this, that's a no-brainer), you have probably been invited to connect with at least one website using a social media login. These connections are often done through Google+, Twitter or Facebook, but can also be used with Instagram. Althoug...
It's Your Last Chance to File Taxes: 4 Things You Need to Know
Mar 16, 2015 - With less than one month until tax day, your time to file your taxes is quickly running out. Just as all the fun began back in January, it?s coming to a close April 15 ? the day your federal and state taxes are due. If you haven?t filed yet, you still have time, but don?t [...]
Security Mistakes You Make Every Day
Mar 11, 2015 - We all try to go about our days as smoothly as possible, but unfortunately, we live in a world where it seems like there are threats lurking around every corner. Even if you think you're doing things by the book, you are probably making a number of security mistakes every day that could potential...
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!
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