Identity theft: A 5-Minute Expert guide to outsmarting the scammers

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jun/19/5-minute-expert-identity-theft/ Identity theft: A 5-Minute Expert guide to outsmarting the scammers Melissa McCarthy was only acting in Identity Thief. Real scammers make off with a massive amount of personal information every year. By Sun Staff (contact) Monday, June 19, 2017 | 2 a.m. Identity theft refers to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and…

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Curbing Medical Identity Theft with Improved Identification

https://healthitsecurity.com/news/curbing-medical-identity-theft-with-improved-identification Curbing Medical Identity Theft with Improved Identification The Social Security Number Removal Initiative aims to improve patient identification and could have an impact on medical identity theft as well. Source: Thinkstock June 09, 2017 – Medical identity theft is one of several outcomes that may occur following a healthcare data breach. Individuals may be faced…

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How Your Mouse Movement Could Be Used to Stop Identity Theft

http://gizmodo.com/how-your-mouse-movement-could-be-used-to-stop-identity-1795990339 How Your Mouse Movement Could Be Used to Stop Identity Theft Rhett Jones Saturday 5:57pm Filed to: AUTHENTIC AUTHENTICATION 69.4K 25 Image Source: Monopoly Most people know the “I’m not a robot” single-click version of CAPTCHA which is able to identify that a user is human by the way that they move their mouse.…

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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft: Welcome To Adulthood

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/02/identity-theft_n_16913622.html Like most millennials, you love sharing your life. Every single detail of what you’re doing on a daily basis needs to be shared on at least three social media platforms. Details of your fun youth on Facebook! Details of your cute dog’s life on Instagram! Details of your thriving career on LinkedIn! Details on…

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How Long to Keep Tax Records and Other Documents

http://www.consumerreports.org/taxes/how-long-to-keep-tax-documents/   How Long to Keep Tax Records and Other Documents You’ll also want to safely keep other documents for the right amount of time By Mandy Walker March 21, 2016 1.8K SHARES Tax season is the perfect time to start culling your paper piles and computer files and getting everything in order. You’ve already delved…

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6 Shredding Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

THE BLOG 12/03/2013 12:56 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2014 By Robert Siciliano Shredding is fun! Repeat that 10 times and you just might start believing it. Certainly shredding is a tad bit of work, but that’s what kids and interns are for! Shredding might be inconvenient, but it’s absolutely necessary—and it’s fundamental to…

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Is identity theft protection worth it?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/04/22/identity-theft-protection-worth/100554362/ Steve Weisman, Special for USA TODAY10:04 a.m. ET April 22, 2017 (Photo: Thinkstock) 63CONNECTTWEET 16LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Identity theft is a huge problem. In 2015 alone, more than 13 million Americans became victims of at a cost of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, But the problems caused by identity theft go far beyond the…

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Why You Need to Be Careful of Tax-Related Identity Theft

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13857839/1/why-you-need-to-be-careful-of-tax-related-identity-theft.html Why You Need to Be Careful of Tax-Related Identity Theft Tracy Byrnes Follow Apr 16, 2017 3:40 PM EDT Editors’ pick: Originally published Oct. 18. If you were one of the 500 million people affected by the Yahoo data breach, you know firsthand that identity theft is everywhere. According to a recent survey by…

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HOW TO SPOT A SKIMMER AND AVOID IDENTITY THEFT

http://abc13.com/technology/how-to-spot-a-skimmer-and-avoid-identity-theft/1869699/   TECHNOLOGY HOW TO SPOT A SKIMMER AND AVOID IDENTITY THEFT Email EMBED </>MORE NEWS VIDEOS Learn what to look for to avoid the devices that want to steal your personal information (KTRK) Thursday, April 13, 2017 02:00PM While there’s no perfect way to protect yourself from crooks targeting your credit card information, you…

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Tax Identity Theft: Tips and Tricks To Stay Secure

04/05/2017 10:31 am ET Every year, tax-related crimes affect millions of Americans. These crimes usually involve thieves stealing Social Security numbers (SSN) to file fraudulent tax returns and receive cash refunds. In many cases, the victims discover what’s happened after the IRS rejects their claim. Even if you’re not due a return this tax season,…

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