5 Tips To Protect Your Social Security Number

Your Social Security Number (SSN) is an extremely valuable piece of personal information. It is unique to you, and with it identity thieves can commit multiple crimes in your name, including tax and credit card fraud. Follow the 5 tips below to help you protect your SSN and your identity as a whole.1. NEVER Carry Your Social Security CardCarrying your…
March 29, 2018

Could you possibly be oversharing on social media?

Social media has become an easy, convenient way to share and receive information, instantly. It can be extremely tempting to take to sites, such as Twitter or Facebook, with life updates, achievements or pictures. But how much is really too much?  You may be surprised to learn which small and seemingly insignificant details a cybercriminal may be able to gather online and…
February 26, 2018

5 Tips To Avoid Tax Fraud

You may already be aware that identity theft is the fastest growing crime - occurring once every 3 seconds. However, what you may not know is that over 26% of identity thieves are aiming to use your personal information to commit tax fraud. Please follow the tips below to help ensure that you avoid being scammed and receive your rightfully…
January 31, 2018

Holiday Giving Do’s and Don’ts

For many people, the holiday season represents a time to give back to the less fortunate by making a charitable donation. While this is beautiful and rewarding, it unfortunately may also open the door for scammers to prey on your kindness. In the past, well-meaning donors have been taken advantage of by fake charities; promises of fake rewards for donations;…
December 14, 2017

7 Tips To Protect Yourself & Your Identity During The Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is the most joyful time of year - spent enjoying family, friends, and food. The last thing you should have to worry about is the threat of someone stealing your credit card information, or even worse, your entire identity. With today's increased dependence on technology, and significant data breaches announced almost daily; cyber crimes like identity theft…
November 21, 2017

Beware of Phishing Attacks

Phishing is becoming one of the most common hacking methods in today's cyber world. In fact, 91% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email. Whether through emails, online stores, banks, or social media sites; it is very likely that you will experience a phishing attempt at one time or another if you have any online presence. The infographic below breaks…
November 3, 2017

How to Deal With A Data Breach

The frequency of data breaches has increased rapidly over the years. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center there have been over 171 million records exposed in 2017 alone. So what does this mean for you and how can you protect yourself against this exposure? The infographic below will help you minimize your vulnerability to identity theft and guide you…
October 4, 2017