What are the keys to knowing this isn’t a real purchase interest?
Identity Theft Prevention
Skype is a free video chat and instant messaging service widely used for family and friends to keep in touch with each other. Parents and kids often use the service as it was intended, but sometimes kids and parents get a rude shock.
Robert Gregg, chief executive of ID Experts, “A financial identity can be worth $5 to $10 if you have all the info. A medical identity can be five to 10 times that amount just because how easy it is to monetize that information once the bad guys get it.”
The burden of proof rests on the individual to prove that their identity was actually stolen and that they did not file a return in the first place.
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.
The White House announced at “Datapalooza” that Americans will now be able to download their tax returns directly from the IRS’ new service Get Transcript. Tax information is not easily accessible and for good reason.
Target is now offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to customer’s for one-year free. The one-year offer includes a credit report, daily credit monitoring, identity theft resolution, identity theft insurance and ProtectMyID ExtendCARE, personalized assistance from a highly-trained Fraud Resolution Agent after the one-year period expires.
The security researchers posted the hacked information onto a website called SnapchatDB.info after privately warning Snapchat about the weakness in its system.
Use these five tips to keep from becoming a victim of credit card fraud during your travels this holiday season.