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Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft

Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft The more you know about identity theft, the better prepared you will be to prevent it from happening to you. Here are some commonly asked questions about identity theft. What is identity theft? Identity theft is when a person pretends to be you to ...

Consumer

Watch Out For IRS Scams and Avoid Identity Theft

It’s time to get those W-2 and 1099 tax forms ready. On January 27th, the IRS began accepting paper and electronic tax returns ahead of the April 15th due date. But as users prepare to file, scammers prepare to take advantage of innocent taxpayers with malicious tactics, looking to harvest ...

Consumer Threat Notices

New McAfee Report Reveals Identity Theft is the Most Expensive Form of Property Crime

Between Uber, Equifax, and a handful of others, the U.S. has witnessed major data breaches in the past year that have compromised the personal information of millions, leaving them to deal with the possibility of identity theft. And the impact is not lost on consumers, as according to a recent ...

Consumer Identity Protection

Key Findings from our Survey on Identity Theft, Family Safety and Home Network Security

The world is connecting to the internet now more than ever before. As a result, the popularity of connected devices has changed the way we live our lives – in particular, the way we handle our personal information. To get a sense of consumers’ habits and attitudes around the digital ...

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How to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft in 8 Easy Steps

With all the things to knock out on your parenting to-do list, when’s the last time you thought to monitor the status of your child’s identity? If you look at the growing risks, monitoring your child’s identity — starting as early as birth — could become as important as regular ...

Family Safety

How to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft in 8 Easy Steps

With all the things to knock out on your parenting to-do list, when’s the last time you thought to monitor the status of your child’s identity? If you look at the growing risks, monitoring your child’s identity — starting as early as birth — could become as important as regular ...

Family Safety

Identity Theft 101: Five Smart Tech Tips for College-Bound Kids

Starting college marks the first of many adulting firsts — first dorm room, first roommate, first no-curfew-on-a-school-night — indeed, there are so many mind-blowing firsts to celebrate and enjoy. Unfortunately, going from mom and dad’s house to your own domain with new tech habits also opens up your personal information. So, ...

Identity Protection

What is Criminal Identity Theft?

Identity theft gets all kinds of buzz in the news. It’s not hard to see why—in 2012, over 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. What most people don’t know is that identity theft is much more than just stealing your credit card number. In other posts, I discussed ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Spyware A Major Identity Theft Threat

Spyware is sold legally in the United States. This software records chats, emails, browsing history, usernames, passwords, and basically everything a person does on that PC. Some spyware programs can record everything in a video file, which can then be accessed remotely. This is all perfectly legal as long as ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices Can Lead to Identity Theft

We lose stuff. You put something down, you get distracted, you forget about it and it’s gone. Stuff falls out of our pockets and bags all the time. I’m one of those people that’s so smart, I’m stupid and absent minded when it comes to my stuff. Where’s my wallet, ...

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