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You might know what identity theft is. It’s when someone takes someone else’s personal and private information so that they can get something out of it…namely, money. What you might not know is what synthetic identity theft is. The goal is the same, but it’s a little different.In the case of synt...
04/21/2021
If you have a child who has a smartphone or a spouse who is acting suspicious, they might be hiding things on their mobile devices. How are they doing this? By using vault apps. Basically, these apps offer a place where people can hide things like videos, photos, and other files, and you would pr...
03/31/2021
Tax time comes around every year, and though you technically have until April 15th each year, if you can, file earlier. There is a good reason for this; you can avoid putting yourself in a position to get your identity stolen.How Filing Your Taxes Can Compromise Your IdentityYou might be wonderin...
02/25/2021
Scam? Homeowners surveilling buyers? It’s not so much a scam, unless you consider it to be. Read on.Pretend, for a moment, that you are looking for a new house with your wife and children. While at the showing, your Realtor gets an urgent call from the listing agent. He informs her that the selle...
02/17/2021
I was on the Dr Oz show discussing Covid-Vaccine Scams. There’s no “low” for scammers. Even in death, they wish to exploit their victims.People are working around the clock to get the COVID-19 vaccine out to the masses. Others are working around the clock, too: scammers.Here are some of the most ...
02/11/2021
If you own a small business, you may find that you have occasional issues with your cash flow. One option is to open a line of credit for your business. There are several advantages to this, but you also have to keep a few things in mind. First, the United States Small Business Administration has...
01/27/2021
There used to be a time when hackers only targeted retailers, but these days, they can target almost any business in any industry, especially those that are not aware of the best cyber security practices.One of these groups is the real estate industry, and according to a recent survey, approximat...
01/20/2021
Did your kid ever get a pre-approved credit card offer? If so, this is a sign that their identity might have been taken by a scammer. Child identity theft is when someone uses the minor’s Social Security number to commit fraud. This might include applying for benefits, opening up a credit card, o...
01/13/2021
Are you one of the millions of Americans who are now working from home? Or have you been working from home for awhile? Either way, it is likely that you are using some type of remote desktop protocol. If you are, there are some things that you should be aware of.None of us believe that we will be...
01/02/2021
I was recently talking to a friend. She called me because there was a big issue at work: a ransomware attack. Basically, a hacker installed software that locked down the entire network, and then demanded that her boss pay $8500. Ultimately, against my recommendations, the only choice they determi...
12/23/2020
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