Doing Things the Old-Fashioned Way Is Still Risky
Using snail mail, writing checks, and placing all refuse in the garbage are a few traditional ways of managing finances and household affairs. While these may seem like simple and secure everyday actions, it is important to learn how these things can place you at risk and how to adapt your habits to better protect your identity.
Fake Caller ID: Don’t Fall for Spoofing Scams
Scammers have adopted a new strategy for manipulating caller ID in order to persuade people to answer. Knowing what kinds of suspicious signs to look for can help you to avoid people calling with shady intentions.
Tips for Mobile Phone Security
Many family members are eager to buy the latest gadgets for themselves and their loved ones. However, gifting a smart phone to a senior can leave them open to security breaches. Proper setup and secure use can make all the difference.
How to Protect Yourself from Online Account Take-Overs
Online access to accounts is extremely convenient, but electing to forgo such access can leave you vulnerable to criminal activity. Learn how you can safeguard your accounts from fraudsters by using extra security measures.
Steps to Take to Protect a Decedent’s Identity
After a loved one passes away, they are still susceptible to identity theft and fraudulent activity. However, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that their information does not fall into the wrong hands.
Steps to Take After Falling for a Scam
Scammers are talented deceivers. People of all ages can easily find themselves caught in a scammer’s trap, and this can be embarrassing as well as detrimental to your financial situation. Learn what you can do after you’ve taken the bait.
The Deadly Danger of Medical Identity Theft
How you can detect medical identity theft and the steps to take if you are a victim of medical identity theft.
Important Deadlines that Could Save You Thousands of Dollars
If you don’t know these important deadlines for reporting identity theft and stolen credit, ATM or debit cards, you could end up losing thousands of dollars.
How to Talk to Your Parents about Fraud
Talking to your aging parents about fraud and their risk of falling prey to a scammer (especially online) is never an easy discussion. Here are some strategies to help you find common ground.
Using Online Account Access to Prevent Fraud
Avoiding the Internet won’t protect you from fraud. If you do not set up your online accounts you are enabling an identity thief to do it for you.
5 Steps to Take After Clicking on a Phishing Link
Scammers can use phishing emails to steal sensitive information. Learn how to protect yourself with these 5 steps to take after clicking on a phishing link.
How to Spot (and Stop) a ‘Phishy’ Email
Fraudsters often use email to obtain important personal information and access their victims’ bank accounts. Discover how to spot and stop a phishing email.
How to Get Rid of Junk Mail for Good
Stopping junk mail, telemarketing calls, and spam text messages and emails will enable you to more easily identify and avoid scams.
How to Protect Your Credit with a Security Freeze
When it comes to protecting your credit from identity theft, you have two options: monitor your credit regularly or implement a security freeze. How do you choose which is your best option?
This Simple Step Will Slash an Older Adult’s Identity Theft Risk
A new online service from the Social Security Administration meant to make beneficiaries’ lives easier could also increase their risk of being scammed. Learn how to prevent an older adult from identity theft.
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Investigating Identity Theft December 2013
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