Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:00pm
Identity theft runs rampant during tax season. Here’s what to know and how to protect yourself.
Identity thieves often swipe your bank or credit card account numbers, birth date information or Social Security Number (SSN) to steal from your accounts, open a new and phony account or make illegal purchases. In 2013, 13.1 million consumers suffered identity fraud – the second highest level on record, according to a survey by Javelin Strategy & Research.
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 12:00pm
Identity theft is an epidemic, sapping people’s bank accounts. How do you protect yourself? By being vigilant: monitoring your credit report, bank and card statements, then moving quickly to squelch illicit charges.
The indispensability and ubiquity of technological innovations give the bad guys an in. Making our lives simpler and more efficient, the Internet, smartphones and iPads are key to how we communicate and store information. So much so that people pay big bucks to go to special technology-free resorts for a break from the unrelenting onslaught of information.
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 3:00pm
Hackers can wreak havoc on your financial life. You should know how to thwart them.
Ignorance is rarely, if ever, bliss and protecting your identity online is no place to be flippant. In fact, the Web is one place you should be the most paranoid. My firm spends multiple hours weekly, studying strategies to protect our clients’ wealth. One large area of attention is identity theft.