Posted in: Personal Protection

Failing Our Youth: Identity Theft in Foster Care

August 26, 2014 | By:

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Foster care provides numerous children with a nurturing environment in which they can grow and prosper. Unfortunately, the system has become plagued with fraudsters who destroy the credit of foster care children through identity theft.

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Posted in: Small Business Protection

Start with Your Staff to Prevent Fraud in Your Small Business

August 21, 2014 | By:

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Small businesses are both disproportionately victimized by fraud and under-protected by anti-fraud controls, according to the 2014 Report to the Nations from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The report found that 77 percent of frauds were committed by employees working in one of seven departments: accounting, operations, sales, executive/upper management, customer service, purchasing …

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What Is the Value of Your Social Identity?

August 12, 2014 | By:

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Test your social media savvy. Are the following three statements true or false? Social media is actually losing popularity.More adults are on Facebook than teens.Your social identity isn’t worth much — monetarily.If you answered “false” across the board, congratulations! But those are just highlights of a much bigger story. Social media continues to gain users …

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Are You Giving Up Your Privacy to Facebook Messenger?

August 6, 2014 | By:

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Facebook has never been the most privacy-focused organization. The social network’s notoriously tricky privacy policies have come under fire again as users uncover the Facebook Messenger app’s prying terms — but is the backlash warranted? It’s true; the app’s terms allow Facebook to text, take photos and videos and listen in on conversations between users. …

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Posted in: Identity Theft and Fraud News

Top Identity Theft Myths Exposed

July 23, 2014 | By:

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If you’re like many Americans, you’re more anxious than ever about having your identity stolen. In the 2014 Unisys Security Index, technology and services firm Unisys found that 57 percent of Americans rated identity theft as their most worrisome personal threat. Yet just a quarter worried about their physical safety, according to eWeek. A certain …

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Posted in: Small Business Protection

Stay Eagle-Eyed in the Office

July 17, 2014 | By:

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Financial fraud and theft have become a significant threat to small businesses, which typically suffer the largest median losses. Considering the differing dynamics of small businesses and larger corporations, small businesses tend to be more vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals than larger companies due to their small business-specific security risks. For small businesses, the hit …

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Spot Identity Fraud in Your Accounts: 5 Tips

July 1, 2014 | By:

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Consumer concern about identity theft has heightened in recent months and with good reason. Millions of people have been put at risk through well-publicized security breaches — such as those affecting customers of Target and eBay — and the number of those victimized is trending upward. Some 12.6 million people in the U.S. were victims …

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How to Beat Identity Theft and Fraud Online and Offline

June 24, 2014 | By:

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Each year, some 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While this represents just a tiny fraction of the U.S. population — about 3 percent — the fallout can be devastating if you’re among the unlucky few. Fraud protection services provide an important line of defense. Additionally, there …

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Why Travel is Fraud Haven

June 11, 2014 | By:

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While the Cat’s Away…Fraudsters Will Prey Dreaming of an escape from your day-to-day routine, headed to your local beach for a long weekend or off to a more distant locale — traveling presents a risk you may have overlooked: fraud. After all, you’re focused on fun. To ensure maximum enjoyment, don’t let fraud get in …

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