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Identity Theft

November 30, 2018
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This holiday season, make sure you protect your loved ones from identity theft and scams.

Follow these 10 tips for secure shopping in stores and online, sharing on social media and communicating via phone, email and snail mail.

November 30, 2018
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Marriott announced an enormous breach of the company’s reservations database that may have potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 500 million guests.

If you’ve made reservations at the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels or anywhere else that operates on Marriott’s Starwood guest reservation database...

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November 30, 2018
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The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents. They're a time to reflect on the precious gifts in our lives. This holiday season, while you eat, drink and make merry, make sure you protect what matters most:

Your identity—you’ve spent a lifetime building your financial credit and professional reputation, but identity thieves can take that away in an instant.  Elderly relatives—Scammers often target the elderly, especially around the holidays.... Read More
September 19, 2018
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Student loan fraud occurs when identity thieves obtain personal information and use it to apply for federal student loans and Pell grants. It can happen to anyone, whether you attend college or not. College students are four times more likely than other groups to have their identity stolen by people they know, including roommates, family members, and friends.[1] Phishing email attacks are also on the rise at colleges.[2]

How student loan...

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September 6, 2018
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On the first anniversary of the Equifax data breach, Americans may be taking identity theft more seriously. In a survey of roughly 1000 people commissioned by LendingTree.com, over 90% of respondents had reported taking some kind of action to protect themselves.

Highlights of the survey include 65% of the sample group reporting that they pay more attention to their online bank and...

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August 8, 2018
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Not since the late '90s when dotcom mania prevailed has there been such blue-sky potential, frantic excitement, and widespread misconception as currently surrounds blockchain technology.

Cryptocurrency fortunes have been...

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July 27, 2018
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Through a website bug, LifeLock, Symantec’s identity theft protection service, has reportedly exposed millions of customers email addresses exposing millions to possible identity thieves and phishing scams.

In wake of this news, we would like to share tips on how to protect yourself from phishing scams:

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July 26, 2018
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In a revelation that is sure to send shockwaves through the cybersecurity community, investigative journalist Brian Krebs has reported a vulnerability on LifeLock’s website permitted the indexing of email addresses associated with millions of its customer accounts.

The bug makes it possible to unsubscribe LifeLock users from company dispatches, but of much more serious import here is the inexpert way the LifeLock leaked what is an increasingly vulnerable piece of personally...

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July 24, 2018
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The most successful employee benefits brokers know that change is their friend. Rather than wrapping themselves in a cocoon of familiarity, they must embrace marketplace shifts, be willing to step out of their comfort zone, and take on a bigger role as an expert adviser making trustworthy recommendations.

By now, most insurance brokers know that voluntary benefits are a mandatory addition to their portfolios. In a...

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July 12, 2018
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We had a record-breaking year for natural disasters in 2017, with $16 billion events upending peoples’ lives across the United States. Disaster preparedness is essential as we head into spring and summer, especially if you live in an area prone to flooding, hurricanes, wildfires or...

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