As difficult as it may be for some people to believe, texts are a primary method of communication for much of the world’s population. As a result, some very important information is often sent through texting.
Text communication is not used exclusively for business of course.
Partners, boyfriends/girlfriends, and friends often exchange really nice words and compliments via texting.
So what happens when you accidentally delete a text (one that you wanted to keep) in the process of doing something else on your phone? What if you want to restore a deleted text? Continue reading How to Restore Deleted Texts
Have you recieved messages asking you for your assistance? Or messages that appear to be from Amazon, PayPal, DHL or a bank requesting you to use their link to confirm your personal and credit information? These types of messages are called “phishing” emails and are used to get yourcredit information for the purpose of credit card fraud or identity theft. How can you protect yourself from this type of scam?
Continue reading How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams: DHL, Amazon and Paypal
A keylogger is a program that monitors and records computer activity, specifically the keystrokes used while using your computer. There are some keyloggers available to download for free, while others cost some money to download. Find out what are the best keylogger programs available and how you can download and use a keylogger to protect yourself and/or your loved ones.
In this article, we recommend three keylogger programs you can download.
The quick links for downloading thesekeyloggers are here:
Web Watcher Keylogger – download
Spector Pro 6.0 Keylogger – Download
Spy Agent Keylogger – Download
Continue reading Free Keyloggers: Is downloading A Free Keylogger A Good Idea for Home and Small Business Protection
On-line shopping is easy, convenient, saves gas and time. But how can we, as consumers, shop safely when so many instances of credit card theft occur as a result of using our credit cards on-line, especially with those sites that “store” your credit card information. Since we are shopping in the virtual world, why not use virtual credit cards?
As millions of people have become victims of identity theft, consumers have become savvy and cautious about how they use and protect their personal information, including their credit card numbers. Many people want to enjoy the convenience of shopping on-line and saving time and money, especially with today’s gas prices, but are fearful of using their actual credit card numbers on line.
Continue reading Virtual Credit Cards Protect Your Real Credit Card Information
The Good, Bad and Ugly about Spoofcard, a software system that makes not only caller id obsolete, but also makes all your phone calls suspect to pranks and identity theft. Untraceable, a movie starring Diane Lane, shows exactly how far this system may go in adding the commission of crimes and protecting criminals from prosecution from identity theft — and in the movie’s case, from murder. It may not be all bad, read more to see why and make your own judgment call.
Continue reading SpoofCard Becomes “Untraceable”: SpoofCard and “Caller ID Spoofing” explained
Children are the perfect targets for identity theft, as it may go undiscovered for years. Most often this crime is committed by a friend or family member, but more and more often it is a result of online information.
Read more to discover how your child’s identity may be stolen and what you can do to prevent it.
Continue reading Is Your Child’s Identity Safe?
In this video, MSNBC does a great job detaining some of the problems with Smart Cards.
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It’s likely that you have seen a smart card, either using a smart card yourself or via watching someone else use one.
Continue reading Sticky Security: Smart Cards Versus Magnetic Stripe Credit Cards
This type of fraud scheme is less likely to happen to someone bscause it requires physical interaction with a victim, and requires the people committing the crime to actually be caught by the ATM’s video camera.
However, it is very interesting to see how an ATM Card Switch scheme works in real life.
Watch the video below to see what I mean.
Continue reading How an ATM Card Switch Scheme Works
There are plenty of ways Identity Theft can be committed.
One way is by stealing people’s credit/debit card information. This can be done with a simple little device called a Card Reader or a skimmer. You’ve seen them before in grocery stores and at the gas station, but perhaps you never knew that they could be purchased, and be made small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. And if you didn’t know, a quick Google search would give you plenty of search results which would tell you what you needed to know about card readers. Take a look at a result I got
And hey, if you really had the technical know-how, you could get instructions on how to build a card reader.
Continue reading Just how does one commit Identity Theft?
Actual statistics about online Identity Theft
I found this today and thought I would share it here. It’s a summary from ABA Creative Web Services about a study done on online shopping and Internet-related fraud.
It is a commonly held belief that Internet use increases the chance of Identity theft. Thanks to a study by James Van Dyke this has all proven to be hype. Mr. Van Dyke had a hunch that the belief the Internet was causing an increase in identity theft and credit card fraud was not valid. The research he conducted debunks many of the myths between online activity and ID theft.
Continue reading Don’t Fall for Identity Theft Hype!