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February 18, 2016
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Like the thieves behind the crime, identity theft can take on many disguises depending on the information stolen. When identity theft goes undetected, these crimes can not only cost victims their money, but also their health and well-being. As each kind of identity theft could be more deadly than the next, here are three types of identity theft to avoid:

Child ID Theft

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February 9, 2015
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When tax season comes around, taxpayers have two options for filing their taxes: paper or electronic filing. While some taxpayers have strong opinions about which one is better for them, an important question they should all ask themselves is which is more secure? With the increase in the risk of identity theft and tax fraud, consumers should be careful how they file their taxes and consider the advantages and risks of electronic or paper filing. 

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February 4, 2015
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Imagine receiving a phone call from a stranger, claiming they kidnapped a family member or spouse. The kidnappers then demand a ransom in exchange for your loved one's release and tell you to wire the money for the ransom payment. They claim the kidnapping victim is in need of medical attention and a voice in the background screams for help. Not only can this scenario strike fear into anyone's heart, but also their wallets. The FBI is alerting consumers about the...

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February 4, 2015
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While companies may think their corporate computer systems are secured, threats could be closer to home – literally. The trend of employees logging into work from the comfort of their house is rapidly picking up at companies across the U.S. Almost 1 in 4 workers in the U.S. said they telecommute at least part of the week in 2014, according to an infographic by Intuit. With more...

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October 29, 2014
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With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, consumers will be hitting stores and online retailers to get a head start on buying gifts. During Black Friday, shoppers are naturally on the hunt for deals. However, it's also a great time for scammers and cybercriminals. Last year during Black Friday weekend, Target had a breach...

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August 7, 2014
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As millions of users log into Facebook every day and send requests to join others' social media networks, there are some friends that will quickly turn out to be enemies. A growing trend among cybercriminals is called farcing - or when strangers send friend requests on social media to steal information for fraud or...

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