How can my social media posts lead to identity theft and what can I do to prevent it from happening?
Archives for December 2020
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) outlines your right to have inaccurate information on your credit report corrected or deleted in a timely manner. Unfortunately, things do not always work out that way. A recent study by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) showed 8% of Americans had something inaccurate remaining on their credit report even […]
Think of “identity theft” as a catch-all term that encompasses many different scams that share the common hallmarks of fraud. Tax identity theft is where a criminal uses your social security number to file your taxes and claim your refund before you do. Medical identity theft means your information is used to get medical care, […]
According to data collected by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), these are a few of the most common current phone scams: Overpaid Utility Bill Scam A recorded message informs you that you have overpaid your utility bill, are entitled to a refund and perhaps a discount on future bills. You press a button and are […]
‘Tis the season – for online scamming. Economists agree the 2020 holiday season will set records in online shopping: up to $189 billion and 18 separate days where online purchases exceed $3 billion. The previous record was just 3 days over $3 billion. Criminals around the world know that this is the best time of […]