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January 9, 2015
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More couples are meeting on the Internet thanks to the growing number of online matchmaking businesses. This $1.2 billion industry attracts nearly 42 million sign-ups in the United States alone.

But with every successful match comes the potential for heartbreak and, sadly, fraud. It might be easy to let your guard down when you come across someone who seems perfect and says all the right things, especially after paying hefty...

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December 29, 2014
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The Digital Age has made filing taxes a whole lot easier. But with that convenience comes risk, thanks to scammers out to steal your identity or tax refund. With tax season right around the corner, it’s a good idea to make sure your taxpayer identity is protected.

Tax-related identity theft is one of the fastest growing forms of the crime, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center...

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November 16, 2014
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Around this time last year, hackers pulled off what was then one of the largest retail data breaches the industry has seen. They unleashed Backoff malware on computer networks that have now reportedly attacked thousands of...

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October 31, 2014
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ITRC Data Breach Rise

2014 has been a big year for data breaches. An unprecedented number of corporate breaches have led to the exposure of sensitive consumer data, according to a recent survey from the Identity Theft...

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October 8, 2014
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ITRC Trick or Treat

October is a really fun month. The weather is turning, fall is in the air, and of course, there’s Halloween! But how can consumers make sure that October is full of treats, while not falling for any scammers’ tricks? By arming...

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September 23, 2014
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ITRC FTC pass it on

If you’ve ever had to help someone understand a new piece of technology or a new app or program, you can end up feeling like a one-person tech support team, but a new campaign is underway that can help you...

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September 23, 2014
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itrc data breach victim

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems as though there is another news story about another data breach. The stories help educate the public about how vulnerable their personal information is...

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August 14, 2014
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Identity theft can wreak havoc on a person’s life—impacting their finances, health and good standing in the community. This growing crime poses an even greater threat for military personnel who...

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July 29, 2014
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shutterstock_197054249When you go online to bank, you probably assume the site – along with your transaction – is secure. However, a new report shows that your banking experience could be more vulnerable than you think.

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July 28, 2014
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Sweetheart scams

We deal with many cases of financial fraud and identity theft here at the Identity Theft Resource Center. Our full-time team of advisors provides phone support to callers with all kinds of stories. One type of...

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