2013

August 26, 2013
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SisyphusBy Neal O'Farrell

We can claim to be winning a few battles here and there. ACH fraud does appear to be down, as does check fraud. But a handful of successful skirmishes doesn't win a war. After more than a decade of growing consumer awareness, a barrage of new laws...

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August 26, 2013
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Credit card skimming devices are becoming more popular around the United States and causing a growing number of Americans to have their personal identity stolen by thieves who install these small devices at gas station pumps.

Credit card skimmers are installed on pumps so when a customer swipes their card,...

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August 25, 2013
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The National Security Agency made the news this week after more details on its surveillance activities were reported. Consumers were also warned this week about the prevalence of malware on Android devices, and senior citizens were told about the dangers of medical identity theft. As data threats become more...

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August 20, 2013
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Upright citizens know it is their duty to report to jury service. However, scammers are taking advantage of this sense of civic responsibility in a new trend of identity theft schemes. U.S. District Judge David Herndon in Illinois is cautioning residents after there were reports of calls that seemingly come from...

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August 20, 2013
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Kardashian

Celebrities do lots of things we do. They take their kids to the beach. They nosh on pizza. And, they fall victim to identity theft.

A Florida woman and her son were recently arrested for...

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August 19, 2013
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After a series of high-profile reports, it is widely known that the National Security Agency regularly monitors phone records as part of its surveillance program - and email messages might be next. With the ability to derive information that can trace messages back to their users - including their geographical location and the...

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August 16, 2013
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This week in news found federal organizations and businesses working together to strengthen privacy protection for children with Apple recently revising its app rules. SC Magazine reported on the illegal access of a database for defense contractor Northrop Grumman containing linguists' information and government-...

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August 13, 2013
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Every day, people take pictures on their smartphones and immediately post them to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But they may not realize the images are geotagged to include location.

"The information is great for recording the location in which the photo was taken, which can then be used to sort photographs...

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August 12, 2013
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Hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters can not only wreak havoc on homes and infrastructure, they can expose victims to identity theft. Identity thieves see disasters as an opportunity to steal personal information from victims.

Important documents, credit and debit cards and other sensitive data can be washed...

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August 9, 2013
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Cyber bully coverageCyberbullying—or electronic aggression—is an escalating problem. More teens are using social media to stay in touch with friends and family. Nearly 46 percent... Read More

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