Play it Safe Online

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By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It’s a good time to think about protecting your personal information while you’re online. Being online lets you follow the news, connect with friends and family, shop, manage finances, and more. Getting online may help reduce social isolation and increase independence for older adults – especially during the … Read More

Unemployment Benefits Identity Theft

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By: The Identity Resource Center (ITRC) Right now is a very difficult time for a lot of consumers as concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be at the top of people’s minds. In addition to the inconvenience of social distancing and isolation and the very real fears for personal health and safety, many people are also facing the stress … Read More

Cybercriminals File Fraudulent Tax Returns

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It’s that time of year again – tax season. Hopefully, you’ll get a nice refund. As you work with your accountant or submit your return through do-it-yourself software, what happens if you learn that a return has already been filed under your name and your refund has been stolen? Tax-return fraud has become such a significant problem that the government … Read More

Identity Theft and How It Works

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Identifying Identity Thieves According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft ranks number one on the list of top complaints, with credit card fraud being the most prevalent type. Criminals usually commit identity theft to get money, goods, or services, as well as to obtain documents such as false drivers’ licenses, birth certificates, social security numbers, or visas. It can … Read More