ID Theft

How to Stop Post-Mortem Thieves from Stealing Your Identity after Death

How to Stop Post-Mortem Thieves from Stealing Your Identity after Death

Identity theft matters in death as it does in life. If you and your relatives don’t have a plan for what will happen to your online identity after you perish, it may well fall ...

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Facebook Messenger May be Sending out More than Just Your Message

Facebook Messenger May be Sending out More than Just Your Message

More than likely, you are one of the two-billion users on Facebook and have already experienced the new Facebook Messenger App. We use Facebook all the time that we never really ...

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10 Steps to Avoid Tax Refund Fraud

10 Steps to Avoid Tax Refund Fraud

Are you anxiously awaiting your tax refund from the IRS? No doubt you filled it in properly, maybe even had your accountant look at it, and now you’re expecting a hefty tax rebate ...

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The Frightening Facts of Credit Card Fraud

The Frightening Facts of Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud can happen to anyone. Although falling victim is not the end of the world, it is inconvenient and time-consuming. The best tactic is to prevent credit card theft ...

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Don’t Be on the Hook of Phishing Scams – It Could Cost You Your Identity

Don’t Be on the Hook of Phishing Scams – It Could Cost You Your Identity

Summary: Phishing scams are becoming increasingly common. It's essential to know the signs, and how to recover from falling victim. Otherwise, a phishing attack could cause you ...

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Were You the Target of the Netflix Email Scam?

Were You the Target of the Netflix Email Scam?

Summary: Phishing email scams are one of the most popular methods used by hackers to steal your identity and credit card information. The recent Netflix email scam and WhatsApp ...

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Your Favorite HTTPS Sites May Not Be As Safe As You Think They Are

Your Favorite HTTPS Sites May Not Be As Safe As You Think They Are

HTTPS domains have a reputation for security, but complete protection is not guaranteed. In recent years, malware has jumped the HTTPS fence. Because of this, other security ...

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Virtual Private Assistants and Identity Theft – What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Virtual Private Assistants and Identity Theft – What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Summary: A virtual private assistant can be a tremendous asset for any small business or businessman. Having an independent contractor to provide administrative assistance is ...

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Famous Victims of Identity Theft: Is Anybody Safe?

Famous Victims of Identity Theft: Is Anybody Safe?

Summary: Celebrities can become the victim of identity theft just like anyone else. Check out these recent front page headlines, and learn how can you avoid becoming a victim of ...

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Summary: It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time to brush up on smarter security practices for everyday actions like online shopping, surfing, and banking. Hackers ...

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And the Bad News Keeps Rolling In for Equifax

And the Bad News Keeps Rolling In for Equifax

Summary: Epic. Worst ever. Potentially devastating. As bad as it gets. These are just some of the words used to describe the Equifax cyber-attack. If identity theft is on your ...

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Is Identity Theft More Likely for Expats?

Is Identity Theft More Likely for Expats?

Summary: Expats face a challenge of change in a new country while unwillingly opening themselves to being victims of identity theft. It's easy to be a victim and continues to be a ...

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