Identity Theft

Collection by StopIdentityFraud.org

170 
Pins
 • 
194 
Followers
StopIdentityFraud.org

Identity thieves want your tax refund. Some would kill for it.

Criminals are out in full force this tax filing season hoping to steal your Social Security number and collect a refund in your name faster than you can say "standard deduction." The crime that law enforcement officials call "SIRF" is pervasive despite a massive crackdown.

The sooner you can file, the lower your likelihood is of falling victim of tax return fraud.

Begin Your 2019 Tax Filing Early to Thwart Tax Return Fraud

The sooner you can file, the lower your likelihood is of falling victim of tax return fraud.

It is important to exercise car safety and not leave documents with sensitive information behind.

Exercise Car Safety to Avoid Leaving Your Identity Behind

While there is little harm leaving band-aids or spare change in the car, it is important to exercise car safety and not leave documents with sensitive information behind.

With the year nearly over, it is time to take a look at 2019 identity crimes. There were lots of breaches, breach settlements and security incidents.

2019 Identity Crime Wrap-Up

With the year nearly over, it is time to take a look at 2019 identity crimes. There were lots of breaches, breach settlements and security incidents.

How to Take Advantage of Financial Technology | Saving and Budgeting | US News

How to Take Advantage of Financial Technology

Fintech can help make handling money easier, but be aware of potential pitfalls.

Here's Why Mystery Amazon Packages Are Being Delivered—And Why You Should Be Concerned

Mysterious Amazon Packages Are Showing Up on Doorsteps. Here's What It Means

You get to keep the free stuff, but it could also be dangerous. Here's what you need to know about the latest scam.

MAIL FRAUD IS STILL AN IDENTITY THEFT THREAT

Mail Fraud is Still an Identity Theft Threat

Criminals are looking to attack your personal identifiable information via mail fraud. Read more about reducing your risk in this blog.

Five Summer Scams to Watch Out For this Year

Identity Theft Help App from National Nonprofit ITRC

Free identity theft assistance to victims and education to consumers. Now available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

ITRC Blog - Identity Theft Resource Center

Identity Theft Blogs - Identity Theft Resource Center

To say child identity theft is a lucrative market would be an understatement

Identity Thieves Target Children’s Social Security Numbers — ACFE Insights

To say child identity theft is a lucrative market would be an understatement. More than 1 million children were victims of identity fraud in 2017, resulting in a loss of $2.6 billion dollars, according to Javelin Strategy and Research’s Child Identity Fraud Study . So, why does that matter to you a

Hackers steal our data. Tech firms abuse it. Can blockchain fix our privacy woes?

Can blockchain finally give us the digital privacy we deserve?

Hackers steal our data. Tech firms abuse it. Can blockchain fix our privacy woes?

Click the picture above to hear the audio. Hackers had a record year in 2018. They stole nearly half a billion files (447-million) containing sensitive personal information last year – up 126 percent from 2017, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). “Data breaches are now a normal, everyday occurrence," the report concluded. While the number of data breaches in the U. S. dropped 23 percent from 2017 (1,244 vs. 1,632), that’s nothing to cheer a

Bad guys had a good year in 2018 – Record number of consumer files stolen

Click the picture above to hear the audio. Hackers had a record year in 2018. They stole nearly half a billion files (447-million) containing sensitive personal information last year – up 126 percent from 2017, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). “Data breaches are now a normal, everyday occurrence," the report concluded. While the number of data breaches in the U. S. dropped 23 percent from 2017 (1,244 vs. 1,632), that’s nothing to cheer about.

These tips will help you stay safe from identity theft and other digital dangers

7 Steps to More Data Security

These quick tips on data security from Consumer Reports will help you stay safe from identity theft and other digital dangers.

7 Steps to More Data Security - Consumer Reports

7 Steps to More Data Security

These quick tips on data security from Consumer Reports will help you stay safe from identity theft and other digital dangers.

Identity Theft: The Real Victim Impact Beyond the Numbers | BBBTrusted

Identity Theft: The Real Victim Impact Beyond the Numbers | BBBTrusted

By Eva Velasquez, CEO and President, Identity Theft Resource Center Data breaches and identity theft significantly impact both businesses and consumers. Last year alone (as of November 30, 2018), 1,138 data breaches exposed over 561,782,485 million records. In the March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, the Federal Trade...

By Eva Velasquez, CEO and President, Identity Theft Resource Center Data breaches and identity theft significantly impact both businesses and consumers. Last year alone (as of November 30, 2018), 1,138 data breaches exposed over 561,782,485 million records. In the March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, the Federal Trade...

Identity Theft: The Real Victim Impact Beyond the Numbers | BBBTrusted

By Eva Velasquez, CEO and President, Identity Theft Resource Center Data breaches and identity theft significantly impact both businesses and consumers. Last year alone (as of November 30, 2018), 1,138 data breaches exposed over 561,782,485 million records. In the March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, the Federal Trade...