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Be Cautious When Using Wi-Fi

by Robert Siciliano

Airport Wi-Fi

The proliferation of mobile devices means that we can work or play online from almost anywhere, so it’s no surprise that public Wi-Fi networks have become more common. From hotels and coffee shops, to universities and city centers, Wi-Fi is widely available, but is connecting to these networks safe? … Continue Reading

1.5 minutes can save you…a heap of trouble!

by Federal Trade Commission

WebBrowsers

We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us: … Continue Reading

Keeping Your Kids Safe from Identity Theft

by ITRC

Little Girl iPad

Child identity theft is growing at an alarming rate, and it often goes unnoticed for years at a time. It occurs when an individual uses the personal identifiable information of a minor—obviously without consent—to open new accounts or lines of credit. … Continue Reading

Tax Return Basics: What You must know!

by Robert Siciliano

Tax Return

Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and tax-related identity theft. Michael Kasper would agree. Someone registered Kasper’s IRS.gov account, requested the document for his 2013 tax return, then filed a 2014 tax return.

The crook used a middleman—an innocent woman who answered his Craigslist ad for a moneymaking opportunity. … Continue Reading

Recovering from identity theft is easier with a plan

by Federal Trade Commission

IDTheft

Hollywood might have you believe that identity theft means a dozen maxed out credit cards, a warrant for your arrest, and a bill for a spa appointment 2,000 miles away. But in real life, identity theft can be sneakier. … Continue Reading

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