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Fight Back! Stop Healthcare Fraud and Abuse From Happening to You!

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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You trust in your physician to take care of you. You trust them to prescribe medications, diagnose symptoms when you’re sick, and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But is your physician doing something else—something nefarious—that you don’t know about? He or she could be committing healthcare fraud—at your expense! … Continue Reading

A bossy business scam

by Federal Trade Commission

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You get an email from your boss’s boss requesting that you make a wire transfer to a new vendor. The email is marked urgent, so you ignore the 20 others that need your attention to take care of it. You handle wire transfers all the time, and you’ll definitely score points for responding so quickly, right? Maybe not. … Continue Reading

Password Management Resources

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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I wrote last week about the stunning password and user name theft that Hold Security had unearthed (“Cautionary Note About Hold Security”; August 12). In that blog, I mentioned Graham Cluley’s important discovery about the fee that Hold Security would charge consumers who wanted to find out if any of their passwords and user names had been breached. … Continue Reading

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Gift Card Scam Signs up Victims for Monthly Charge

If you have a cell phone, you’ve probably gotten one. The “You’ve Won a Free Gift Card” spam text messages are so common, you may not think anything of them. But be careful, responding to those texts could accidentally sign you up for a $9.99/month charge. … Continue Reading

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Is Your Kid Safe? How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

A child’s Social Security number and identity can be stolen just as easily as an adult’s. Thieves use their SSNs to open up bank accounts, apply for government benefits, and even rent a place to live. As a parent, it’s important that you are proactive in not only protecting your own identity, but the identity of your children, too. … Continue Reading

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Family Identity Theft is Ugly

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft. … Continue Reading

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