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How to Avoid Common Online Dating Scams
Valentine’s Day is over, but the search for true love continues. While online dating makes this search easier, at the same time, it can be a battlefield – one littered with time-wasters, creeps and scammers. Is there a way online daters can protect themselves? Below, we highlight some common online dating scams, and detail how you […]
What You Need to Know About This ‘Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam’
This month, the IRS warned of a “dangerous W-2 phishing scam” that is a continuation of a scam which hurt multitudes of taxpayers last year. This year, however, not only is this W-2 phishing scam even more effective, but its consequences and reach have drastically intensified and expanded. What exactly is this scam and how can you avoid it? […]
Cybersecurity News Brief: Arby’s Data Breach, Email Privacy and More
Between data breaches and updates to social media network policies and new legislation, plenty has been happening in the wild world of cybersecurity over the past couple of months. 2017 has barely gotten started, and already we have seen plenty happening on the cybersecurity front. It’s hard to keep track of everything that’s happening, so […]
Airport Trusted Traveler Programs, Biometrics and Your Identity: How They Relate
Anyone traveling by airplane in the U.S. over the past decade or so knows that getting through security can be an absolute nightmare. Not only does it usually require arrival at the airport hours before boarding time, but you need to ensure that you have a number of important identification documents on you at all […]
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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