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Child Identity Theft

Child Identity Theft

Child ID Theft Statistics A case of child identity theft occurs when a child's identity is used fraudulently by another individual for personal gain. Child identity theft is ...

Red Flags Rule

Red Flags Rule

What is the red flags rule? If you have ever been a victim of identity theft, or wondered how identity thieves are caught, a little information about a concept called the red ...

Skimming

Skimming

How Does Credit Card Skimming Work? Skimming is a scheme that requires a device, often referred to as a skimmer or a wedge, that scans and stores a large amount of credit, debit ...

Buying Guns with Stolen Identities

Buying Guns with Stolen Identities

The tragic events at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida have left the nation and much of the world distraught. The actions that took place are unforgivable and downright ...

Check Washing

Check Washing

What is Check Washing? Check washing deals with erasing check content in order to let them be re-written. It was first introduced by Frank Abagnale back in the 1960's. ...

5 Tips to Avoid Online Threats

5 Tips to Avoid Online Threats

The increasing number of Internet users, along with the advent of social media, cloud technology, and online banking, has significantly increased the risk of losing critical ...

Encryption: AES

Encryption: AES

What is encryption: AES? We've have heard the term "encryption" before, we know it's some form of security and that it comes in forms such as passwords, but how does it work? ...

Stop Identity Thieves in Their Tracks: Avoid Today’s Fastest Rising Crime

Stop Identity Thieves in Their Tracks: Avoid Today’s Fastest Rising Crime

Buying a home or car, getting a loan to advance your education, taking out a credit line for a new baby or much-needed vacation -- these should be the happiest times of your life. ...

ID Theft Up 47% as IRS Warns of 7 New Tax Scams

ID Theft Up 47% as IRS Warns of 7 New Tax Scams

Paying taxes is bad enough, but falling prey to a tax scam can be even worse. Many of the same tax scams crop up year after year, ensnaring new victims all the time. ...

Do EMV Chips Reduce Credit Card Fraud?

Do EMV Chips Reduce Credit Card Fraud?

EMV Chips and Credit Card Fraud You trust your bank, online merchants and major retailers to keep your financial information safe. Unfortunately, that isn't always possible. ...

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