Posted in: Personal Protection

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

December 8, 2014 | By:

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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:

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:

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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Posted in: Small Business Protection

Keeping the Holidays Free from Fraud: Tips for Your Business

November 19, 2014 | By:

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:

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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Identity Theft and Holiday Cheer Don’t Mix: Tips to Keep Your Information Safe

November 11, 2014 | By:

Holiday Cheer

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it’s important to be ready to protect yourself and your identity from scammers and fraudsters waiting to pounce — whether in crowded malls or the online marketplace. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), in fact, reports increased activity in its call center during the first three months of …

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9 Credit Freeze Myths Debunked

November 8, 2014 | By:

Credit Freeze

Credit can be a perplexing subject at times. Add the fear of identity theft to the matter and it becomes a downright stressful situation. If you want assistance to help keep fraudsters from infiltrating your finances, you may consider placing a credit freeze on your credit report.Many have heard of a credit freeze, but there …

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Posted in: Small Business Protection

Protect Your Business from the Top Perpetrators of Occupational Fraud

November 5, 2014 | By:

Perpetrators of Occupational Fraud

When it comes to occupational fraud, small businesses (those with less than 100 employees) are hit disproportionately hard, suffering a median annual loss of $154,000, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). That’s a significant chunk of many small business budgets, and many owners find it difficult to bounce back from such a …

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Top Ways to Detect Fraud in Your Business

October 28, 2014 | By:

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Each year, organizations around the world typically lose 5 percent of revenues to fraud. The cost is staggering: if this percentage were applied to the 2013 estimated Gross World Product, it would translate to a projected global fraud loss of nearly $3.7 trillion, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Fortunately, there are …

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