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The 6 Types of Identity Theft

#1 New Account Fraud Using another’s personal identifying information to obtain products and services using that person’s good credit standing.  This fraud often requires use of the victim’s Social Security number. Opening new utility, cell phone and/or credit card accounts are the most prevalent forms of new account fraud. #2 ...

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Hacking Wireless for Identity Theft

The ability to connect wirelessly has a lot to do with the indispensability of the Internet in our daily lives. Wireless Internet is available in our homes, offices, cafes, restaurants, parks, hotels, airports, cars, and even airplanes. The mobility factor allows us to work anytime, anywhere, on numerous devices. “Being ...

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#CyberAware: Teaching Kids to Get Fierce About Protecting Their Identity

It wasn’t Kiley’s fault, but that didn’t change the facts: The lending group denied her college loan due to poor credit, and she didn’t have a plan B. Shocked and numb, she began to dig a little deeper. She discovered that someone had racked up three hefty credit card bills using ...

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How You Can Protect Against W-2 Theft This Tax Season

Benjamin Franklin once said only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And practically everyone can agree – taxes are certain. So, it’s only natural that cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the certainty of taxes by finding ways to steal all the crucial personal data floating ...

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McAfee Focused on Protecting Customers’ Identity, Connected Homes and Wi-Fi Connections

As we kick off the new year, McAfee is optimistic about what the future holds. We protect more than 375 million customers worldwide, and we’re continuing to innovate to bring the best protection possible to people worldwide. Specifically, we’re bringing new solutions and partnerships to the table, which both fuel ...

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10 Pro-Active Ways to Dodge the Traps of Identity Thieves

According to the latest reports, digital thieves stole more than $16 billion from consumers in 2016 — that’s up nearly $1 billion from 2015. According to Javelin Strategy & Research, some 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud last year. Those stats will take the jingle out of ...

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Protecting Your Personal Identity During Holidays

December is finally upon us, which means the holidays are coming. While we’ll all be thinking about others during this time, it’s not selfish to be thinking about yourself when it comes to protecting your identity. The plethora of massive data breaches — and the millions of consumers they impact ...

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Tax Season is Here: Avoid These Common Scams Targeting Canadians  

Tax Season is Here: Avoid These Common Scams Targeting Canadians Tax return preparation might be a little more complicated this year than usual for many Canadians with millions receiving Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments and about 40% of the Canadian labor force turned to self-employment options to help them financially weather the pandemic storm. Where there’s ...

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Privacy in Practice: Securing Your Data in 2021 and Beyond

Privacy in Practice: Securing Your Data in 2021 and Beyond Technological advancements continually emerge that make our lives easier. Right? As beneficial and convenient as emerging tech is, it can pose serious risks to our online safety and privacy—risks that you might find yourself ill-prepared to handle. In fact, according ...

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Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund Here’s how to lock down your data this tax season Tax season is always a high time for scams that put our money and information at risk. But this year securing your data may be more important than ever, due to a ...

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