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What is Child Identity Theft

What is Child Identity Theft

When you bring home a newly born baby, the last thing on your mind is child identity theft, or your child’s credit rating. In fact, most children’s Social Security number and personal information remain untouched until they turn 18, leaving years for identity thieves to...

Understanding Identity Theft Laws

Understanding Identity Theft Laws

There’s little question that identify theft is a devastating crime that negatively impacts victims in increasing numbers each year. As the popularity of the Internet continues to grow, making identity theft a more complex crime, laws pertaining to this crime have evolved. Before 1998, the...

What is Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined as the unlawful use of another person’s personally identifiable information, usually for financial gain. 12.7 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2014, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. The identity theft epidemic is growing across the globe, and popular...

How to Avoid Identity Theft… You Can’t

How to Avoid Identity Theft… You Can’t

While you can’t completely prevent identity theft, there are a few things you can do to help ensure the safety of your personal information. Here are a few tips to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Choose Better Passwords If you reuse a...

Secure Online Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

Secure Online Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

With Cyber Monday just around the corner, cyber criminals are gearing up for the holiday shopping season – and it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips to stay secure while shopping online for family and friends for the holidays. Make purchases on secure...

How to Report Identity Theft

How to Report Identity Theft

If you’ve become a victim of identity theft, reporting it goes well beyond simply filling out a form with the Federal Trade Commission. You should report identity theft to specific companies, credit bureaus, the FTC, and the police. Here’s how to report identity theft to...

Signs of Identity Theft

Signs of Identity Theft

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether or not you’ve fallen victim to identity theft. We like to think of the following as possible signs the crime has occurred.. Here are a few common indicators that you may be a victim of identity theft....

Securing the Internet of Things

Securing the Internet of Things

In The News: Securing the IoT – from Connected Cars to Hackable Fridges There’s no slowing for the Internet of Things (IoT), as we’ve seen more and more connected devises come to market. While the connected world brings convenience to our everyday lives, it’s important...

Types of Identity Theft

Types of Identity Theft

Identity theft is unavoidable in today’s day in age, and here are many reasons why identity thieves target your personal information. From financial gain to malicious motives, here are some of the most common forms of identity theft and steps you can take to mitigate...

Safe Social Networking Practices

Safe Social Networking Practices

Consumers are sharing more information online than ever before. DOMO created an infographic to show how much content consumers are sharing online. Every minute, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users are sharing nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, 300,000 tweets and 220,000 photos respectively. Many times,...

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