The news coverage regarding COVID-19 has dominated our lives recently. Cybercriminals are now trying to capitalize on our collective concern. Here are a couple specific angles we have seen cybercriminals trying to use recently:
We’ve all heard horror stories about consumers who have had their credit information stolen and the incredible hassle of undoing the mess.
But what you probably don’t know is that children can be the victims of identity theft too. In fact, identity theft that targets youngsters has been on the rise.
You might think it’s perfectly safe to pull money out of ATM machines, but thieves have other ideas.
Technology is always evolving, and keeping up with security advice can be confusing. The guidance on securing your digital world can appear complex and overwhelming. While the details of how to stay secure may change over time, there are fundamental things you can always do to protect yourself.
It’s almost time for spring cleaning.
While you’re thinking about what needs cleaning in your house, don’t forget to declutter by getting rid of unnecessary documents.
When contemplating this thankless task, a major hang-up, besides time, is determining what you can safely toss. Or better yet, shred, so the documents don’t fall into the wrong hands.
Here are 10 things you can safely shred:
A hacked e-mail account is more than an annoyance - it can lead to identity theft and financial losses. If a compromise occurs, it is vital to take these timely steps. While we encourage working with a computer professional to evaluate and correct shortcomings, below is a list of corrective and preventative recommendations:
If you’re like many Americans, you’re storing documents in your house that contain sensitive information that you wouldn't want to get into the wrong hands.
Tax season is over. And if you’re like many Americans, you stored your 2013 tax files in the basement, garage or a closet.
Year after year, all those tax documents pile up, which is why it makes sense to weed them out. What I’m sharing with you today is a quick review on what you should save and what you can toss.
A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the rising incidence of identity theft tax fraud. The perpetrators use stolen social security numbers to electronically file false tax returns resulting in millions of dollars in undeserved refunds. They outsmart the IRS by filing a tax return before the legitimate taxpayer and collecting the refund by way of hard-to-trace prepaid debit cards. This type of fraud costs US taxpayers millions of dollars each year and causes hardship to the victims who must often wait several months to receive their rightful refunds. The IRS and several st