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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 ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

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 ...

Family Safety

#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 ...

Consumer Threat Notices

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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The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting First Footprints in the Digital World, Part Two

  The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting Their First Footprints in the Digital World, Part Two Picture an infant with a credit card. In her name. With a $10,000 limit. Well, it happens. As recent as 2017, it was estimated that more than 1 million children in the U.S. were ...

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70,000 Phishing Emails Sent Impersonating the IRS: How to Stay Protected

70,000 Phishing Emails Sent Impersonating the IRS: How to Stay Protected  You wake up, log in to your Outlook, and find an email waiting in your inbox from support@irs.gov. Much to your confusion, the email claims that you have an outstanding account balance that you must pay immediately, or you will ...

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‘Sleigh’ Holiday Shopping by Protecting Your Online Security

‘Sleigh’ Holiday Shopping by Protecting Your Online Security And just like that, the holiday shopping season is among us! Like consumers everywhere, you may be trying to plan ahead when it comes to picking out gifts for your friends and family, scouring far and wide to cross items off your ...

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