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January 17, 2018
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Right or wrong, Equifax was portrayed as the bad guy after its September 2017 announcement that it had been the victim of an unprecedented hack, in which thieves stole the personal data of 145.5 million consumers.

The Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency received plenty of blame, even more than the hackers who committed the theft. New York Times tech columnist...

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December 20, 2017
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Companies large and small expend a lot of time and effort shoring up their data-security defenses.

But scammers, ever vigilant, can go through the side door as well, exploiting accounts-payable departments with invoices for goods and services that are unwanted or even nonexistent. The goal is to fool or pressure an employee into cutting a real check for a fake charge, which can cost your business hundreds or even thousands of...

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December 18, 2017
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Some of the most popular New Year's resolutions can put your identifying information at risk. Follow the tips in this infographic to keep your identity secure.

 

 

 

November 13, 2017
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Eat healthy. Exercise more. Spend more time with friends and family.

We all have the best intentions when we kick off a new year. But we often forget to tend to another aspect of our identities—safeguarding our personal information from identity thieves.

Resolve to protect your identity with these five tips:

1. Shred it. Buy a quality...

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June 7, 2017
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Getting ready for some new summer looks? Start early and look no further than your wallet or handbag. 

We’re all moving so fast that it’s easy to let receipts and other IDs and documentation accumulate. Don’t be a George Costanza with an exploding wallet. Limit what you store in a wallet and handbag. Try to carry only what you need on a daily basis. Keep a record of what you carry in a secure place at home, so that you’ll know what to replace if it is lost or stolen. Be sure to leave...

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May 9, 2017
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Watch out for Mother’s Day coupon scams online.

Coupons for $50 off at Lowe’s or Bed, Bath and Beyond are making the rounds on social media—and, unfortunately, they really are too good to be true. They’re fake. They'll take you to a page featuring the retailer logo, ask you to fill out a survey to receive the deal, and then steal your personal information.

“Millions of people fall for scams...

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April 28, 2017
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Here’s a secret way to keep your identity—and that of your loved ones—secure: Don’t give out your Social Security number unless it’s absolutely required.

That’s right. Most of the time, it’s OK to say no to schools, doctor’s offices, sports clubs and many other organizations that may ask for this nine-digit identifier. In fact, safeguarding SSNs is a key first step to protecting against identity theft and other fraud.

Identity theft continues to afflict consumers in the United...

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April 7, 2017
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Tax identity theft is an easy lucrative way for criminals to make money. Think about it: This fast-growing crime accounts for nearly half—45 percent—of identity theft crimes reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

Want to get to your tax refund before the bad guys? Follow these tips from CyberScout experts:

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March 16, 2017
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Tax season is underway, and that means your tax refund—and your identity—are in play for identity thieves out to make easy money.

Tax identity theft is a fast-growing crime, impacting more than 260,000 victims a year and costing the IRS more than $3 billion in fraudulent tax refunds, according to the...

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March 14, 2017
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Chances are your organization has made critical investments in technology to deliver convenience and cost savings to customers.

But for these investments to work, you need to make sure the new technologies also safeguard your customers’ identities and privacy.

In this webinar from Aberdeen Group and CyberScout, cyber security experts came together to disucss how changing user expectations...

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