The Internal Revenue Service has been taking steps to protect and prevent consumers from become victims of identity theft through tax refund fraud. More than 236,000 tax returns processed last year were considered fraudulent due to identity theft.
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Indiana is successfully putting a stop to identity theft due to new security measures.
Teenagers are very technologically advanced. They have smartphones, laptops, iPads, smartTV’s and a slew of other devices that connects them to the internet world. Addiction to technology is a possibility in many households. The definition of addiction according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is “a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance.” The question then …
Consumer Reports warning is to users who often use their email address as their user ID because it can increase the chance of hackers getting into any other accounts you have associated with that email/user ID.
Consumers need to protect personal data and they need to know the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake scam being conducted to steal personal information.
It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online?
Important papers could be lost and then found again, but quite possibly the wrong person as many of us clean out closets and make donations. Don’t let it happen to you.
The United States Senate wants to put a stop to them and wants to help victims of fraud, especially elderly victims. A new anti-fraud hotline has been unveiled to make it easier for senior citizens to report suspected fraud and to receive assistance.
We ran his credit report and now the work really begins. It’s time to clean it up. There are a number of different problems with it, from fraudulent use of his name, Social Security Number, creation of a new identity using his old address and of course the big problem, unpaid items of credit, whether it was a fast cash item or credit card. “How did this happen?” he wonders.
The numbers of cyberattacks are doubling every few years putting universities on edge trying to figure out the source of the attacks and what has been stolen. The schools are also on edge because it appears that every time they fix a breach, a new hack occurs with more sophisticated technology.