Monthly Archive

June 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Fertilizer Scam

Fertilizer Scam                         Door to door scammers target elderly home owners with fertilizer scam. ... read more..

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Costco Credit Card Scam

Costco Credit Card Scam             Costco customers are being warned to be on the lookout for a phone scam targeting shoppers who use credit cards for Costco purchases. ... read more..

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Disaster Cleanup Scam

Disaster Cleanup Scam                       Residents along the Brazos River have been devastated by recent flooding.  Now, scammers circle like vultures. ... read more..

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Romance Scam

Don’t Fall in Love with a Romance Scam Online dating has risen in both popularity and credibility in the past few years. What was once commonly seen as the last resort of desperate, lonely people has... read more..

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Illinois Adds New Legislation to Update Data Breach, Privacy Laws

Illinois Adds New Legislation to Update Data Breach, Privacy Laws New legislation signed into law in Illinois will help citizens of that state understand and recover from identity theft in a more tim... read more..

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New Malware Infects Parking Garage

New Malware Infects Parking Garage Hospitals, retail stores, schools, and now parking garages: no business or organization seems to be immune to the effects of hacking. Annapolis, Maryland, residents... read more..

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Facebook Cloning Scam

Facebook Cloning Scam    Social engineering proves an effective shortcut to identity theft. ... read more..

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Facebook Privacy Hoax Making the Rounds…Again

Facebook Privacy Hoax Making the Rounds…Again Social media is a really useful tool for connecting with old friends, keeping a large group of people like your son’s Little League team informed, and ge... read more..

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Identity Theft Resource Center and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Releases Alert to Warn Parents about Child ID Kit Scams

Identity Theft Resource Center and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Releases Alert to Warn Parents about Child ID Kit Scams The organizations want parents to have the knowledge ... read more..

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What’s Behind Medical Identity Theft?

What’s Behind Medical Identity Theft? All forms of identity theft have their own inherent threats, but one form can actually endanger your health. Medical identity theft, which happens when someone s... read more..

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Fact Sheet 106A: Case Log

Fact Sheet 106AYour Case Log   This guide will provide you with the necessary tips and tools to organize your identity theft case effectively using one of three different methods. ID Theft Help A... read more..

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First Orion and Identity Theft Resource Center Partner to Support Phone Scam Victims

First Orion and Identity Theft Resource Center Partner to Support Phone Scam Victims SAN DIEGO and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and First... read more..

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Prepaid Renter Scam

Prepaid Renter Scam     Law Enforcement officials are warning of a new rental scam where victims are offered deep discounts on rental properties in exchange for pre-payment. ... read more..

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What You Need to Know about Government Identity Theft

What You Need to Know about Government Identity Theft When consumers think of identity theft, they tend to envision credit card fraud, check fraud, or other crimes that can affect their finances. But... read more..

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Help for Victims of Criminal Identity Theft

Help for Victims of Criminal Identity Theft There are many different kinds of identity theft, all of which can have lasting effects for the victims. While financial identity theft can cause problems ... read more..

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Attorney General Email Scam

Attorney General Email Scam  The Maryland Attorney General is warning local businesses to be on the lookout for an email scam involving his office. ... read more..

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Fact Sheet: Choosing an Identity Kit for Your Child

  Fact Sheet: Choosing an Identity Kit for Your Child   Keeping children away from harm is probably among the top of your list of worries as a parent or guardian.  Along with keeping them safe, you... read more..

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SN 41

How To: Place a Credit Freeze Everybody in the United States has the ability to place a freeze on their credit reports, however, each state handles credit freezes differently. Some charge a one-time ... read more..

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Child ID Kit Alert

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Identity Theft Blog Articles

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2016 Data Breaches

Data Breaches Increase 40 Percent in 2016, Finds New Report fromIdentity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout   Update:  Subsequent to the release of the following information, two duplicate breaches... read more..

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Scams targeting the elderly

SCAMS THAT TARGET THE ELDERLY Scams and frauds are truly some of the lowest forms of exploitive crime, namely because their effectiveness is based on playing off the victim’s emotions. Whether it’s u... read more..

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Resources for Elderly

RESOURCES FOR THE ELDERLY Elderly individuals are often attractive targets for identity thieves and scammers. Luckily, there are quite a few organizations that provide help to this population. Below ... read more..

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ITRC Surveys and Studies

ITRC SURVEYS, STUDIES AND WHITEPAPERS The ITRC conducts independent surveys ... read more..

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IDT911 and the Identity Theft Resource Center Announce More Than 6,000 Breaches Reported Since 2005

Experts surmise that growing trend of healthcare breaches exposing Social Security numbers account for increase in tax-related identity theft  In 2005, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) began... read more..

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