• How much credit can a 5-year-old get?

    5-year-old falls victim to identity theft

    From CBS in Hawaii:
    HOUMA – Identity theft can affect anyone, even a 5-year-old boy.
    “I am completely shocked,” Heather Karpinsky said.
    Karpinsky knew something was off when her 5-year-old son Gavin started to get letters in the mail.
    “I didn’t think much of it unti…[Read more]

  • IRS Employee Admits to Criminal Identity Theft

    From GovernmentExecutive:
    At a time when curbing identity theft is high on the Internal Revenue Service’s agenda, an Atlanta-based IRS employee has pleaded guilty to a stolen identity fraud scheme.
    The Justice Department announced on Thursday that IRS contact representative Stephanie Parker, base…[Read more]

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  • Are Identity thieves targeting you? Pay attention to Item 3.
    From the Motley Fool:
    Identity thieves swindled Americans out of $16.8 billion in 2017 and according to Javelin Strategy & Research, that number climbs higher every year. Despite the various precautions financial institutions have taken, including the widespread use of microchipped ca…[Read more]

  • Are Identity thieves targeting you? Read especially Item 3. We’re all guilty. A great manual to protect yourself.

    From the Motley Fool:
    Identity thieves swindled Americans out of $16.8 billion in 2017 and according to Javelin Strategy & Research, that number climbs higher every year. Despite the various precautions financial institutions ha…[Read more]

  • Do you think your utility bills are safe from hackers? Think again. From the City of Oxnard
    Municipalities also seem to be a regular, popular hacking target. The town of Oxnard, California is reportedly investigating a data breach into their utility system.
    The breach may have exposed the personal data of residents who were just trying to pay…[Read more]

  • Tough to stop these robo calling. I have a 562 area code and get robo calls targeting my number. I answer but stay quiet. They’re usually voice activated. When it hangs up I place a block on that number. Not too time consuming. I contacted IDShield consultant and it’s becoming rampant. Not much we can do. Government needs to be a bit more…

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    Tough to stop these robo calling. I have a 562 area code and get robo calls targeting my number. I answer but stay quiet. They’re usually voice activated. When it hangs up I place a block on that number. Not too time consuming. I contacted IDShield consultant and it’s becoming rampant. Not much we can do. Government needs to be a bit more…[Read more]

  • Are you thinking about investing into Cryptocurrency? Definite reading material for you.

    SEC creates fake cryptocurrency to warn consumers of potential scams. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched a website advertising a fake initial coin offering (ICO), intending to show consumers the dangers of a cryptocurrency…

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  • I sure hope these new Medicare cards help thwart identity thieves. From the Fresno-Bee
    New Medicare cards that don’t bear Social Security numbers will be arriving in mailboxes soon in the central San Joaquin Valley.
    The new cards will display a random set of 11 characters of numbers and letters, and should help deter identity theft and Medicare…

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  • This type of robo calling getting obnoxious. How many of you are getting these calls from numbers in your area code? Computer generated calls getting more targeted.

    From ConsumerAffairs:
    The FCC has handed down a record $120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich for conducting a massive robocall operation that sought to sell timeshares and…

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    • I get these calls all the time. Make them stop!

    • Tough to stop these robo calling. I have a 562 area code and get robo calls targeting my number. I answer but stay quiet. They’re usually voice activated. When it hangs up I place a block on that number. Not too time consuming. I contacted IDShield consultant and it’s becoming rampant. Not much we can do. Government needs to be a bit more…[Read more]

  • Do you trust your family members? We all answer a resounding “Yes”. This is classic, but can still happen to you.

    SACRAMENTO – An identity theft victim alleges that two debt collectors are attempting to collect on fraudulent debts.
    Chanel Galvan filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California again…

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  • Do you monitor your cell phone bill closely? Maybe you should, since you may have bought someone a cell phone.

    From ConsumerAffairs
    Law enforcement in Colorado are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects accused of taking part in a popular and relatively easy phone hijacking scam.

    Using online services that identify the carriers of a…

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  • Everything about you is vulnerable. If it connects to the internet, it’s vulnerable to hacks. Cryptocurrency traders are learning this again and again.

    From ConsumerAffairs:
    Tens of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency have been stolen by hackers, once again raising concerns about the security of blockchain t…

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  • Visited a hotel recently? Feeling secure after ‘locking’ your door? Think again.

    From ConsumerAffairs:
    Researchers at F-Secure, a Finnish cybersecurity company, discovered that a hotel lock system known as Vision by Vingcard can be hacked by combining a card reader that can be purchased online with custom software.
    Security consultants Tomi…

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