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Identity theft is a crime with many faces: from the pickpocket who steals your wallet and uses your credit cards, to the acquaintance who assumes your persona and opens accounts in your name. Unfortunately, rectifying identity theft damage can be like untangling a wet knot. You can do it &#8211 …

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8 Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft Secure Your Hardcopies Most of us think of identity theft as a digital crime, but many thieves are just as eager to get their hands on your paper documents. While online accounts are password-protected, important paper documents are often left in a …

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If you do any of your monetary transactions on a smartphone or a tablet, you’ve probably at one point thought to yourself, I can’t believe I’m doing this from…inside my car, while it’s being washed…the rodeo…a zip-line. No matter your favorite remote …

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This is a quick reminder to stay vigilant of fraudulent Vishing phone calls. Criminals can get sophisticated in attempting to trick someone into giving out private banking information by claiming to be their financial institution or claiming to have information about an account. If you get an unexpected call requesting …

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Please be advised there are fraudulent postcards being sent out to people around the country. These postcards are asking recipients to call 800.230.8750 regarding an important matter, which has to do with their mortgage or loan from State Department Federal Credit Union. Do Not Call the number provided …

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It’s not a game anymore when sensitive information is collected and abused, especially when children are involved. Data theft involving children is up and gaming apps are the latest culprits. Sega games are certainly no exception. A study by Check Point Software Technologies first broke the news, finding many …

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If you’ve been watching the Olympics this year, you may have seen some great looking gear. And did you know that you can buy that gear? If you don’t, scammers certainly do. They are using Olympics-related information to scam unsuspecting buyers out of cash. They aren’t …

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If you get texts that seem random and out of the blue, it could be a text scam. A group of marketers were involved in a texting scam that sent millions of text messages promising consumers free merchandise and gift cards. The Federal Trade Commission has settled with the group …

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It’s the beginning of a new year. That means SplashData has come out with its list of “top” passwords for 2017. And once again, that list has left security professionals scratching their heads and wondering what more can they possibly do to convince people to make them better and …

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Twenty million or more homes now entertain a smart-speaker sidekick. Speaking to devices isn’t new, just ask Alexander Graham Bell. But with technology constantly building on top of itself, these little household helpers are now leading the way. With all of their novelty and support, there is a …

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