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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Multi-factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it? The fact is, more…

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Start a New Year’s Tradition of Identity Protection

New Year’s Eve is truly a worldwide celebration associated with hundreds of different cultural traditions. In the U.S., people watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Canadians embrace the winter with ice fishing and polar bear…

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Protecting Your Identity After a Data Breach

Capital One announced recently that a hacker had accessed the personal information of 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million in Canada that had applied for credit with the Virginia-based bank. The affected information includes credit scores,…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This holiday…

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Parents Beware – Digital Dangers Lurk for Kids Online

Parents can’t always keep an eye on their children’s digital lives. Some adults aren’t digital natives, and still others simply don’t have time to monitor their kids’ activities. To complicate matters, the risks posed by cyber criminals changes all the…

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical…

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IRS, Is It Really You?

The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching which means the opportunity for criminals hoping to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens is back again. It’s such a large and reoccurring problem that the IRS publishes a list of the 12 worst…

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Protect Yourself from Tax Refund Fraud

For many people, knowing a tax refund is on the way can be a big relief, an exciting treat, or both. And the sooner the refund arrives the better. For victims of tax identity theft, however, the wait can drag…

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A Two-Tier Approach to Protect Yourself from Identity Fraud

Cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate and the resulting data breaches have led to countless amounts of personal information being exposed to unscrupulous individuals. While banks have become more proactive in monitoring accounts for activity that appears to…

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