Tag: identity theft

What You Need To Know About The Equifax Data Breach Settlement

With 147 million consumers impacted, the scale of the 2017 Equifax data breach is the largest in cybersecurity history. From full names and dates of birth to driver’s license numbers and social security numbers, the data breach enabled hackers to gain access to a plethora of information about some 56 percent of all American consumers. […]

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World Backup Day: 4 Ways To Protect Your Devices Against Hacks

March 31st is World Backup Day, the brainchild of a couple users on Reddit who, after losing their own information, wanted to raise awareness about the many ways data is playing an increasingly important role in our lives, and how critical it’s become to regularly backup and protect your digital information. “It’s not only a […]

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Tax Season Fraud and Identity Theft

Founded by the Federal Trade Commission, Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week sets aside 5 days to encourage and educate taxpayers to protect their tax and personal identification information. As reports show, there was a staggering 400% increase in tax-related phishing attacks during the 2016 filing season. Therefore, it’s important that taxpayers are aware of the […]

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What you need to know before freezing your credit

Over 143 million Americans had their sensitive personal information exposed to hackers in the recent Equifax data breach. There’s a good chance that you or someone in your household may have been impacted by this historically huge data hack. The bad news: your information is probably already in the hands of hackers that can use […]

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Guarding Your Credit

With the growing concern about financial fraud and identity theft, getting protected has become more important than ever. It’s imperative to gain awareness on how to effectively look after yourself and your finances in this digital world. Also, in an unstable economy, the sudden loss of a job can create a financial crisis and you […]

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Slide Show: Lower Your Risk for Identity Theft

Slide Show: Lower Your Risk for Identity Theft Identity theft isn’t just an inconvenience – it can cause serious damage to your credit score, impairing your ability to take out loans and mortgages, buy a car, apply for certain jobs, or apply for a new credit card. Every year there are about 8 million victims […]

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