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Phishing Attacks and Identity Theft

A phishing attack is an online scam in which a fraudster sends an email that appears to be from a reputable source with the goal extracting personal information from the target. Once such information is obtained, criminals use it in several ways, one of which is to commit identity theft. In this article, we examine […]

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Identity Theft and the Elderly

The number of identity theft victims in the U.S. increases every year. Unfortunately, a large percentage of victims are elderly. In this article, we examine why the elderly are vulnerable to identity theft, common identity theft scams perpetrated against the elderly, and ways to prevent identity theft.  Reasons Identity Thieves Target the Elderly  There are […]

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Keeping Your Children Safe from Identity Theft

Most people think identity theft only affects adults. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, a large percentage of identity theft victims are children. Therefore, if you have kids, you must remain vigilant when it comes to their identities. In this article, we discuss how to keep your children safe from identity theft.  How […]

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An Overview of the Effects of Identity Theft

Identity theft affects victims in many ways. And although there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim, it’s impossible to immunize yourself against it completely. Therefore, it’s important to understand the ways that identity theft can affect you. In this article, we examine the effects of identity […]

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4 Surprising Identity Theft Facts You Need to Know

Identity theft is a huge problem in the United States. In fact, the number of identity theft cases increases every year, meaning that more Americans are vulnerable to this illicit practice than ever before. And to make matters worse, when it comes to identity theft, everyone is a potential victim. In this article, we examine […]

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Data Breaches and Identity Theft

A data breach, also called a data leak, is a security event in which confidential information is exposed, stolen, or transmitted. When a data breach occurs, the leaked information is often exploited by hackers for personal gain. One way that criminals use such information is through the illicit practice of identity theft. In this article, […]

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6 Worrying Identity Theft Facts

Technology does much to improve our lives. It allows us to easily communicate with one another, do important tasks in a fraction of the time it took only a few years ago, and immediately access practically anything we need. However, as much as it makes our lives easier, technology also has its downsides. One unfortunate […]

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Is Identity Theft Common?

When it comes to identity theft, everyone is vulnerable. In fact, identity theft affects approximately one in 20 Americans every year. In 2019 alone, roughly 13 million consumers in the United States were affected by identity fraud with total losses of around $17 billion. In other words, identity theft is a widespread problem, and the […]

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The Top 3 Identity Theft Scams

We live in an increasingly technologically driven society. And although technological advances make our lives easier in many respects, they also place us at risk. Unfortunately, as technology has improved, so have the abilities of thieves to steal people’s identities. Luckily, by staying vigilant, taking precautionary steps, and remaining aware of common identity theft scams, […]

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