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Don’t let tax scammers get away with it

by Federal Trade Commission

Tax Return

Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return. … Continue Reading

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

by Robert Siciliano

cybercrime

Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out: … Continue Reading

Hacktivism: Justice, or Cyberbullying?

by ITRC

cybercrime

In one scene from last year’s blockbuster film, Now You See Me, an arena full of citizens is delighted when the film’s four heroes publicly drain the bank account of a millionaire whose company denied their insurance claims following Hurricane Katrina. The money magically reappears in the victims’ bank accounts, right before their eyes. … Continue Reading

Open season for identity thieves

by Federal Trade Commission

Handwritten Insurance Claim Form with pen and calculator

It’s open season for everyone who wants to switch health coverage. As you select your health insurance plan, watch out for scams. Whether you are on Medicare, selecting a plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or have private insurance, here are some tips to help you more safely navigate the open enrollment season. … Continue Reading

10 ways to Keep your Mobile Data safe from mCrime

by Robert Siciliano

AndroidPhone

A smart thief will go after smartphones: a portal through which to gain access to your money, accounts, data and social. Few people think they’re not smart enough to prevent a crime involving their precious mobile phone, but it happens to even the highly educated who think they can’t be outwitted. mCrime is big business and knowing how to protect yourself is a big deal. … Continue Reading

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Tax Return
Don’t let tax scammers get away with it

Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return. … Continue Reading

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