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The Cost of Identity Theft

By |2019-03-27T21:26:31+00:00September 16th, 2016|Identity Protection|

In today’s digital world, identity theft is a fact of life. The most obvious cost of identity theft that victims encounter is financial loss. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s most recent study, 17.6 million people in the US experience some form of identity theft each year. This includes activities such as fraudulent credit [...]

Tips for Secure Online Shopping Over Memorial Day

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00May 27th, 2016|Identity Protection, Malware and Scams|

With Memorial Day upon us, retailers are promoting special offers and deals for the holiday weekend. That means, cyber criminals will be on the prowl. To ensure you’re keeping your personal information safe while online shopping, here’s some security best practices to keep top-of-mind: Keep your devices up-to-date. Ensure you’re using the latest software for [...]

Summer Travel: 5 Tips to Help Keep You Secure

By |2019-03-27T21:26:34+00:00May 11th, 2016|Identity Protection|

We wrangled five more tips to help keep you safe this summer while traveling (or whenever you decide to travel, for that matter). Identity thieves are constantly looking for opportunities to steal your most precious information – and typically identity theft is the farthest thing from your mind when planning a vacation. These five tips [...]

Medical Identity Theft: Help Keep Your Medical Information Safe

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00April 29th, 2016|Identity Protection|

Last year, the healthcare industry was the second most impacted industry with nearly 36% of the breaches publically reported. That’s not surprising considering major breaches like Anthem, Premiera and Excellus that totaled a combined 99.8 million records breached in 2015. In addition to businesses, consumers are feeling the impact. Two million victims were impacted by [...]

Identity Theft Protection is Now a Non-Taxable Benefit

By |2019-03-27T21:26:37+00:00January 15th, 2016|Identity Protection, Industry News|

Tax season is just around the corner, and whether you’re a business or an individual, you’ll want to know if you’re eligible for any tax benefits. Thanks to a recent announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), identity theft protection will now be considered a non-taxable benefit – a nod to the rising importance of [...]

Tax Identity Theft: What to do if you are a victim?

By |2019-03-27T21:26:38+00:00April 1st, 2015|Identity Protection|

Tis the season for tax filing! As the deadline approaches, you may find that someone else has fraudulently filed your taxes, claiming your refund check for himself. Last year, 1.6 million taxpayers were affected by identity theft in the first six months alone. While the IRS has created new measures to protect against taxpayers – [...]