Fraudsters Target Military Personnel

January 20, 2015 | By:
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Military Identity Theft

Current and former military members are at an increased risk of identity theft. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission found that military consumers filed identity theft complaints at twice the rate of the general public. Victims of identity crimes face numerous obstacles including fraudulent charges and damaged credit. But military members have added challenges and …

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Five Tips for Better Data Security and a Happier You!

January 9, 2015 | By:
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Data Security and Your Happiness

Findings from the 2014 Unisys study show that identity theft is the number two fear that Americans have, topped only by fraudulent credit card usage. Here are five important steps you can take to improve your data security and, thus, your happiness and peace of mind.

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5 Signs Your Employees Are Tampering with Your Accounts

January 6, 2015 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Fraud

If there’s one thing you’ve learned as a small business owner, it’s to expect the unexpected. Rising costs, unforeseen delays and flaky prospects are just a few of the obstacles you’ve managed to overcome with the help of your team. But what would happen if you found out that those fueling your success are actually …

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Are You Likely to Fall For a Phishing Scam? Google Thinks So.

December 16, 2014 | By:
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Google Phishing Study

Think you can distinguish a fake email from the real deal? Sorry to disappoint, but Google’s latest study says otherwise. Google, in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego, found that sophisticated, manual phishing attempts allow hackers to successfully takeover a Gmail account a staggering 45 percent of the time. While this statistic may be a …

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It’s a Gift Exchange: Giving Loyalty for Receiving Fraud Protection

December 8, 2014 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

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With the season of giving in full swing, ponder for a moment whether your financial institution fits the bill in the “giving” department — now and throughout the year. In particular, consider the reasons they give you to stay. How do they show they care about you when you visit a branch? Are they meeting …

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17 Gifts to Keep Your Loved Ones Protected from Fraud

December 4, 2014 | By:
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EZShield Holiday Gift Guide

Want to find gifts that show you care? Discover items that help protect what makes your loved ones truly unique — their identity. EZShield has put together a list of the top choices for fraud protection presents this holiday season.

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Ignoring Software Updates Exposes You

November 24, 2014 | By:
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Software Updates

You’ve probably received a pop-up message asking you to update your computer on multiple occasions. Do you always do it right away? Many find this message to be annoying or insignificant. But putting off software updates leaves your computer and private files exposed to hackers, malware and viruses. Don’t wait around for hackers to hit; …

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Keeping the Holidays Free from Fraud: Tips for Your Business

November 19, 2014 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Holiday Season Business Fraud Tips

Soaring sales during the holiday season can give your small business the boost it needs to end the year on a high note. Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters are eager to grab their share of your profits. Last year, VeriSign—an Internet security and web domain company—noted that fraud grew in proportion to e-commerce growth with fraud …

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Didn’t Read the Fine Print? Join the Club

November 17, 2014 | By:
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Subscription Box

A surge in membership product clubs highlights the importance of reading the fine print before splurging on a subscription box. Interested in beauty, health, pets or food? Then there’s a subscription box out there for you! Companies such as Birchbox, Bark Box and POPSUGAR send out monthly packages of surprise goodies right to your door, …

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