Tag Archives: Personally identifiable information

Medicare: Will it stop using my SSN? – Answer Man – bnd.com

Re-Post of Medicare: Will it stop using my SSN? – Answer Man – bnd.com. BY ROGER SCHLUETER – News-Democrat Q. Credit card companies and financial institutions have gone to great lengths to protect us from identity theft. However, the U.S. government … Continue reading

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The Global Gangs that Can Break Banking Institutions

4 Crime Rings to Watch The Brothers’ Circle, a group based primarily in Russia with connections to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America that focuses on card fraud; The Camorra, based in Italy and focused on counterfeiting and narcotics … Continue reading

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FTC Releases Top Complaint Categories for 2011

Identity Theft Once Again Tops the List Statement Released by FTC 2/28/2012 The Federal Trade Commission today released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints … Continue reading

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FTC Warns that Mobile Apps May Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the … Continue reading

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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … 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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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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Medical Identity Theft Exploding

Ponemon Institute: “Our study found that the number of data breaches among healthcare organizations participating in the 2010 and 2011 studies is still growing—eroding patient privacy and contributing to medical identity theft. On average, it is estimated that data breaches … Continue reading

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