5 Tips to Overcome Business Social Media Pitfalls

November 15, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business social media

What’s one of the most prevailing methods to promote a company these days? Business social media platforms, of course! Whether or not you’re on board the business social media train, you cannot deny its extensive, and sometimes overpowering, presence. Since nearly 90 percent of U.S. businesses and 65 percent of U.S. adults use social media, there …

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Where Do You Stand on “Sharenting” ?

November 7, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

girl getting photographed at her birthday party

PRO V. CON: Sharenting The sharenting trend calls into question where the line is drawn between a parent’s right to share and a child’s right to privacy. Whether you’re posting a video of your child’s first steps, commenting on a “Tips for New Parents” article, sharing your teenager’s sweet 16 birthday photos, or writing a status …

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Top-4 Cybercrime Threats to Small Businesses

October 20, 2016 | By:
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Small business owners: protecting your business against cybercrime is now more important than ever. In 2015, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranked cybercrime as the No. 1 security threat in the country. Despite popular belief, cybercriminals actually prefer small businesses simply because they are easier to infiltrate. As technology advances, cybercrime tactics used to steal your …

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Who Is in Control of Your Digital Identity?

October 13, 2016 | By:
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Digital identity

Today, 87 percent of the U.S. population regularly goes online. Have you ever thought about what personal information you leave behind? Every time you go online, you leave electronic footprints that add to your digital identity. But do you know what your digital identity is and what can be done to control this imprint? What is your …

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Are Scams Undermining Your Business?

September 19, 2016 | By:
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Scams

Staying on top of what’s going on within your market is in your best interest and directly affects your bottom line. But what about scams associated with your industry? Are you cued into those cons, and do you understand how much they may impact the company you’ve built? You’ve worked hard to build your business up …

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Protecting Against Student Loan Fraud, Scams

September 12, 2016 | By:
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What is student loan fraud? Student loan fraud is a relatively new type of fraud that is becoming an increasing problem for universities across the United States. Student loans have become an integral part of our society’s college education system. From tuition to housing, meal plans and textbooks, financial aid provides educational opportunities to students who, …

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Password Reuse Puts Your Business at Risk

August 15, 2016 | By:
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Password Reuse

In a world where data breaches and scams are a constant threat, one of your main priorities as a business owner is keeping your sensitive company and employee information safe. As we’ve seen in the recent data breaches of Myspace, LinkedIn and Tumblr, password reuse has allowed hackers to obtain personal data from various sites and …

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Why Are Fraudsters Targeting College Students?

August 8, 2016 | By:
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College Students Consumer Post_August 2016

If you know any college students or are one yourself, take advantage of this inside look at identity theft – and make sure to pass it on. College opens minds to new ideas, doors to new opportunities and (unfortunately) eyes to issues often overlooked: experiencing identity theft and fraud. The 20 to 29 age group …

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Planning a Getaway? Don’t Get Taken by a Vacation Scam

July 18, 2016 | By:
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How to Avoid Vacation Scams

You want to escape for a weekend, or maybe even more. If you’re like 65 percent of Americans, planning a vacation means hopping online to peruse travel reviews and discounts. But before you get caught up in all the booking sites and mobile apps available, be aware that a vacation scam could derail your summer …

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