Credit Cards With Chips: Identity Theft Red Flags to Look For

Credit Cards With Chips: Identity Theft Red Flags to Look For In the wake of the massive Target 2013 holiday data breach that compromised the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and payment card information of up to 70 million American customers, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee called for the expedited implementation of more secure “credit cards with chips” or more popularly known as: EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip-and-PIN technology “smart cards” to replace traditional magnetic stripe credit cards. Read more
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Preventing Identity Theft Every Income Tax Filing Season

Preventing Identity Theft Every Income Tax Filing Season The start of each income tax filing season creates an opportunity for identity thieves who steal personal information and use it to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Though tax-related identity theft remains a huge problem in the United States, the latest safeguards from the IRS, the tax industry, and the different states have greatly reduced the incidences by more effectively preventing identity theft. Thanks to Read more
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Personal Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Personal Data Breach How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft Online data security and identity theft have become extremely pressing issues in recent years, especially following the major cyber-attacks on massive companies like Sony and Citigroup. If cyber criminals can manage to steal private information from some of the world’s largest companies, what does that mean for the rest of us who do not have the resources and technology to protect their online privacy and information like they do? With Read more
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How to Protect Your Private Information in Public Records

Protect Your Private Information in Public Records Providing access to public records is a form of public service. It enables people to hold the government accountable for its policies and actions. Access to public records also provides information about the official status of individuals and property. However, unrestricted access to public information poses numerous risks to people such as identity theft, damage to reputation, and invasion of privacy. What exactly are public records, and how and why Read more
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Online Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Online Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention Tips The Internet has drastically simplified the way we do things nowadays. Because of technological breakthroughs in online banking and shopping, we no longer need to go to the bank to deposit money or go to the mall to purchase our stuff. Simply put, because of the World Wide Web, we can perform several money-related tasks at the comfort of our homes and with Read more
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