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How to Avoid the Busy Holiday Scamming Season

You’re not the only one joyfully anticipating the holiday season. Cyber criminals are all aflutter, too, as they look forward to the killing they’ll make ripping off innocent shoppers like you. Here are some of the most common ways these thieves operate, because awareness can help you avoid becoming yet

Cyber Security: Protecting Our Increasingly Digital Life

We are constantly connected. Even while we’re “offline” on vacation, or away from our computer or mobile devices, chances are we’re still connected in one way or another. More and more, the Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. Don’t believe it? Think of the systems that help

April Financial Checklist

Organize Your Financials Tax season is almost over, PHEW! Now is the time to really take a look at the space where all your files reside. Combat identity theft by shredding the documents you no longer need rather than just throwing them away. For a complete list of items to

April Financial Checklist

Organize Your Financials Tax season is almost over, PHEW! Now is the time to really take a look at the space where all your files reside. Combat identity theft by shredding the documents you no longer need rather than just throwing them away. For a complete list of items to

What You Need to Know About the Anthem Data Breach

You may have heard in the news recently that a data breach at Anthem compromised over 80 million records. According to some reports, the personal information lost included names, addresses, email addresses, social security numbers and employment information. This is different from many of the recent data breaches (Schnucks, Target,

Don't Be a Victim: Tax-Related Identity Theft

It’s that time of year — TAX TIME! And tax-related identity theft is on the rise. Scammers have gotten really good at stealing people’s Social Security numbers and fraudulently claiming their refund. The IRS tries to combat this crime with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance, but