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November 14, 2013
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Snowbirds

Migrating to warm-weather states like Florida and Arizona as the temperature drops “up north”? So are scammers on the lookout for pigeons to pluck during Snowbird Season, which runs from late November through April.

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November 8, 2013
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With Black Friday approaching, it may be time to rethink the mantra that “cash is king” when it comes to holiday shopping.

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October 27, 2013
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social media after death

I's a tangled Web we leave when it comes to managing digital assets after death.

Email, blogs, financial accounts, Internet properties, files and social...

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September 24, 2013
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LinkedIn, the professional networking website, is facing a lawsuit from a number of its users who say the company hacked into their external email accounts to gain access to their contacts' addresses. LinkedIn then spammed those contacts repeatedly by sending them invitations to join the social network, the lawsuit...

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September 6, 2013
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Loan

Here's another reason to choose your Facebook friends wisely: Your social networking activity could affect your credit score and ability to get a loan.

Some tech start-ups are using social data as a way of measuring...

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September 6, 2013
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It's time to honor Nana and Pop-Pop for all they've done to make our lives better. But it's also a good time for us to lend them a hand, too.

Statistics show that seniors are targeted more than other age groups for identity theft scams. As a result, they lose billions of dollars every year to scammers,...

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September 4, 2013
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While it's become the norm to share personal information on social media sites like Facebook, users will want to be extra cautious of what they post online and who they share it with as the risk of identity theft is rising. 

A Facebook page could be a "gold mine" for ID thieves, since it contains personal...

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August 26, 2013
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Credit card skimming devices are becoming more popular around the United States and causing a growing number of Americans to have their personal identity stolen by thieves who install these small devices at gas station pumps.

Credit card skimmers are installed on pumps so when a customer swipes their card,...

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August 12, 2013
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Hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters can not only wreak havoc on homes and infrastructure, they can expose victims to identity theft. Identity thieves see disasters as an opportunity to steal personal information from victims.

Important documents, credit and debit cards and other sensitive data can be washed...

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August 5, 2013
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Thirteen of the top 20 identity theft markets in the United States are located in Florida, and Miami has more reported cases of identity thefts than New York City. The high number of victims having their personal information stolen each year has made Florida the top state in the nation for identity theft.

In 2012, the...

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