Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is Your Child a Victim of Identity Theft?

A SSN that has never been used is gold for thieves, since there is no connection between TransUnion, Experian, Equifax and Innovis to the Social Security Administration. The first time a SSN, Child’s name and birthday are connected together, at … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your New Car Drive Away with Your Identity

USA Today: Our cars are getting older, too: Average age now 10.8 years My 1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE’s air conditioning died at the end of last summer and it isn’t just a recharge to fix the problem. The fix is … Continue reading

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Do you have the Most Effective Tool to Protect Your Financial Identity?

Credit Freeze / Security Freeze Freezing your credit is one of the best ways to protect yourself. It will prevent potential creditors, insurers, and others who do not have an existing account or business relationship with you from obtaining or … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Compliant with FACTA Disposal Rule?

FACTA – Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act A small business can be liable to a federal fine of $2,500 per employee or even a class-action lawsuit under FACTA laws. Congress passed FACTA legislation in 2003 to protect consumers against … Continue reading

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Are Your Employees on the Clock 24×7?

Employers have liability when employees commit crimes using company resources. The liability could also involve personal devices that are used for work. Does your employment policy cover employee owned devices? Employers need to be aware that misuse of company smartphones, … Continue reading

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Do you use the same login & password for all accounts?

Ramnit Worm Threatens Online Accounts and Targets Facebook Seeking Log-in Credentials. “We suspect that the attackers behind Ramnit are using the stolen credentials to log in to victims’ Facebook accounts and to transmit malicious links to their friends, thereby magnifying … Continue reading

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Military Members Need to use Active Duty Alert

Active Duty Alert FTC: “If you are a member of the military and away from your usual duty station, you may place an “active duty alert” on your credit report to help minimize the risk of identity theft while you … Continue reading

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