Monthly Archive

March 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Top Scams of the Week: March 30, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal data. Scam Detector leads the way by publish... read more..

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ITRC Monthly Twitter Chat: Social Media and Identity Theft & Fraud

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts an informative Twitter chat on ways to protect the public from fraud and scams. Be sure to join us for our next Twitter chat on Thursday, April 2nd... read more..

2014

Where Did Your Identity Go?

When you hear about a large scale data breach—and how could you not hear about them, considering 2014 had the highest ever number of data breaches reported to date—you may wonder how it really affects... read more..

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ID-theft risk too pervasive to be ignored

With a seeming limitless number of ID-theft and cyber-attack headlines, I get concerned that small business owners (and consumers) will shut down and simply ignore the ID theft threat altogether. My r... read more..

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Identity Theft Resource Center’s Call Center – What are Consumers Calling About?

The Identity Theft Resource Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and the funding it receives from grants, government support, and contributions from individuals and businesses helps the orga... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: March 23, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal data. One group, Scam Detector, leads the wa... read more..

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Guide to Criminal Identity Theft

You’re probably familiar with the idea of identity theft, but may not be as familiar with the different types. There are a wide variety of ways that a thief can use your personally identifiable inform... read more..

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Misuse of Student Information is Four Times Rate of Ordinary Consumers

The misuse of student information is now four times the rate of ordinary consumers, as reported by the 2015 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Report released last week. While I've been ri... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: March 16, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with industry experts to bring you updates about threats to your personal data. One group, Scam Detector, produces a top ten list of threats each we... read more..

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Identity Theft: #1 Consumer Complaint 15 Consecutive Years

Identity theft continues to be the highest reported consumer crime to the FTC, and has been for fifteen consecutive years. This demonstrates not only the seriousness of the crime itself, but also the ... read more..

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Keeping Our Military Safe From Scams and Identity Theft

It takes a pretty low individual to try to defraud our active duty and reserve servicemen and women, but military scams are on the rise. Whether it’s identity theft, phishing attempts, or any of the o... read more..

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New U.S. report: Most ID theft is non-financial

Imagine criminals want to steal your household belongings and you watch only one door — even though there are three doors. If you have or are contemplating purchasing credit monitoring, that's not bad... read more..

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Internal Data Breaches and their Consequences

The cybersecurity and data protection industries are still reeling from the shell-shock that was 2014. With the highest number of data breaches in a single year, last year was an eye-opener for busine... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: March 9, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with industry experts to bring you updates about threats to your personal data. One group, Scam Detector, produces a top ten list of threats each we... read more..

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Think Twice before You Get Rid of That Old Device

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 takes place March 1-7. As part of this initiative, ITRC blogs this week will provide tips to protect consumers from scams, fraud, and identity theft. For more in... read more..

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Security Checkup Part IV: Safeguarding Your Child's Identity

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 takes place March 1-7. As part of this initiative, ITRC blogs this week will provide tips to protect consumers from scams, fraud, and identity theft. For more in... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: March 2, 2015

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 takes place March 1-7. As part of this initiative, ITRC blogs this week will provide tips to protect consumers from scams, fraud, and identity theft. For more in... read more..

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ITRC LIVE Event March 18: The Path Forward – Helping Today’s Victims and Working to Prevent Tomorrow’s

The Identity Theft Resource Center and the Federal Trade Commission routinely conduct focused research on the impact of identity theft in order to get a clear picture of the nature and aftermath of th... read more..

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