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:
Posted in: Business Protection

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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Stay On Top Of Business Email Compromise

July 11, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Post_July 2016[4]

You’ve heard the old saying: “Don’t open an email from someone you don’t know.” You know that your employees understand how to spot a phishing scam with illegitimate hyperlinks or suspicious attachments with odd file extensions. But what if they receive an email that appears to come from your financial adviser, your business’ trusted vendor, …

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New Phishing, Scam Tactics Become Tougher To Detect

June 28, 2016 | By:
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phishing and scams

Fraudsters are constantly looking for new methods of stealing personal information, making traditional ways to spot illegitimate sites or potential malware attacks ultimately useless. Graham Cluley reports the emergence of two new cyber crime tactics.Tactic #1: JavaScript RedirectPhishing has been a favored practice of criminals for decades. And why not? It has proven highly successful …

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Don’t Let Employee Identity Theft Become a Business Problem

June 13, 2016 | By:
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Business Post_June 2016

You don’t need to be the direct victim of an identity theft or fraud to become collateral damage. One in 12 Americans are affected by identity crimes each year. Your employees could be some of the millions that are affected by these crimes. As a result, your business could suffer as well.What is a business …

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Is Your Prospective Landlord Just a Con Artist?

June 3, 2016 | By:
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Rental Scams For Rent Sign

Identity Theft and Rental Properties Identity thieves have found a new sweet spot in the fraud landscape by steaking their claim in the rental property market.

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Are Hackers Putting Point-of-Sale Out to Pasture?

May 16, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Account Fraud Out to Pasture

Point-of-sale has received an extraordinary amount of attention over the past few years. A sort of celebrity by default — due to its widely publicized connection to countless data breaches throughout the U.S. Prior to all of this news, point-of-sale was primarily retail-industry vernacular.

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