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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 [...]

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 [...]

Safe Social Networking Practices

By |2019-03-27T21:26:38+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Online Safety|

Consumers are sharing more information online than ever before. DOMO created an infographic to show how much content consumers are sharing online. Every minute, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users are sharing nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, 300,000 tweets and 220,000 photos respectively. Many times, without realizing the impact of what they are sharing. Here [...]

Best Practices for Password Security

By |2016-03-21T18:16:57+00:00June 5th, 2015|Industry News|

The inherent problem with data security is human error. Far too often, consumers use weak passwords and reuse their passwords across multiple sites, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud in the event of a breach. Each year, password manager company SplashData compiles a list of the top 10 worst passwords. And it’s no [...]

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 – [...]