Identity Theft

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I Accidentally Gave Out My Personal Information… Am I In Trouble?

Are you worried because you accidentally gave out your personal information? This happens to a lot of people. Maybe you entered your info in a malicious website, responded to an email scam, mistakenly believed that the person on the phone was really from the bank, or maybe you were chatting with someone you thought you …

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Help! I Opened A Phishing Email On My iPhone

You’re casually browsing your email inbox on your iPhone and because you’re clicking before thinking, it led you to accidentally opening an email that initially looks legit. However, upon closer inspection, you now suspect that it’s a malicious email.  Maybe you clicked on it (or maybe not) and you’re worried about whether this random mistake …

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What to Do if You Have Been Scammed Over the Phone?

Have you been scammed over the phone? Maybe you thought you were talking to an actual government official so provided your personal information or perhaps you paid money thinking that the person calling you was legitimate. You’re probably dumbfounded right now because you can’t even imagine that you fell victim to the phone scam. Believe …

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Avoid Tax Identity Theft & Take Action

File your taxes yet? Don’t put it off for too long because carelessly rushing through the process can lead to dangerous loopholes. According to a report recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “tax-related identity theft complaints more than doubled to 160,000.” Even more shocking, says Janet Novak of Forbes.com, is that complaints made …

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Financial Crimes: Keeping Your Money Safe in a Troubled Economy

With the job market still recovering from the 2008 recession and many financial institutions in trouble, keeping your money safe has never been more important. Criminals in the financial sector have found cunning new ways to take advantage of new technology and investor naivety, enabling them to lead businesses and individuals to complete financial ruin. …

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