In 2018, the Social Security Administration reported 63,000 consumer phone scam claims with a median loss reported at $1,484.
As technology continues to dominate every part of our lives, the threat of identity theft has become a significant target of criminals seeking to cash in on vulnerable consumers. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, criminals have simply become more sophisticated. Hacking stories into company databases have become commonplace, despite the application of highly advanced […]
Medical identity theft has become one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the United States. More than 2.3 million cases were identified in 2014, a rise of 22 percent in just one year, and the numbers have continued to accelerate. The Federal Trade Commission reported a 40 percent jump in cases in 2017.
After almost two years since the huge breach of its customer database, Equifax has settled most of the legal action against the company. If you were affected by the 2017 Equifax Data Breach, find out more about the settlement here.
How many times have you had an important document in your hand ready to destroy, but hesitated because you didn’t know if you were breaking some regulation, rule or just an old wives’ tale about how long to keep that information?