Category: I.D. Theft

Report Fraud – Websites to File Complaints About Fraud

Report Fraud – Websites to File Complaints About Fraud

As part of my research resources and newsfeeds, I receive the AARP Bulletin.  It was in the January/February 2017 that I came across Sid Kirchheimer’s article entitled “Report that Fraud: Where to file complaints and what will happen then” in his “Your Money Scam Alert” column.  It provided an excellent overview of a variety of […]

March 14, 2017 | By More
MoneyBasicsU’s Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

MoneyBasicsU’s Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

As the last few weeks of holiday shopping are upon us, it’s important to keep some basic shopping safety tips in mind.  This year, we put together a short video and posted it on our Facebook  for followers and friends to check out. While we are busy about our shopping, we don’t want our distractions […]

December 13, 2016 | By More
Social Security Number: Facts You Should Know

Social Security Number: Facts You Should Know

For the client work we do for article shares through our publishing company Millcreek Media Group, we have built a robust internal news feed system. When today’s article from the U.S. Social Security Administration crossed our newsfeed, I was really glad it did.  The blog, written by the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Jim Borland, was only […]

August 16, 2016 | By More
IRS Phone Scams: Watch Out for Fake IRS Calls

IRS Phone Scams: Watch Out for Fake IRS Calls

If you receive a phone call that is a mechanical voice that begins, “We’ve been trying to reach you…This call is officially a final notice from IRS.  Internal Revenue Services”, it’s a scam!  And, according to the Federal Trade Commission, these fake IRS calls are going on everywhere. The purpose of today’s Post is to […]

March 18, 2015 | By More
Fraud, TurboTax and Your Tax Return

Fraud, TurboTax and Your Tax Return

The other day a news article in the Chicago Tribune reported the activities regarding fraud, identity theft, TurboTax, and the uptick of online tax scams.  You’ve probably already become aware of the situation as it was reported by other bloggers back in February.  Consumers are already somewhat stressed as they are dealing with completing and […]

March 13, 2015 | By More
Child Identity Facts You Should Know

Child Identity Facts You Should Know

Identity theft is literally a new fact of everyday living that money smart consumers have to contend.  But, is child identity theft on your radar as well?  Considering the significant data breach that recently occurred with Anthem, we as consumers need to ramp up our knowledge about the details of identity theft.  Along that line, […]

February 10, 2015 | By More
Phishing Scams to Avoid This Holiday Season

Phishing Scams to Avoid This Holiday Season

Doesn’t it seem like we’ve been hearing more safety tips regarding various activities during the holiday season?  It’s why MoneyBasicsU is passing on some of what we’re running across.  We have referenced the issue of how to avoid phishing scams in our Post There’s Walmart and Then There’s Wallmart.  Today, we’ve provided a number of […]

December 18, 2014 | By More
Emotional Side of ID Theft

Emotional Side of ID Theft

We came across an article that referenced a survey performed in 2013 by the Identity Theft Resource Center.  Over 200 identity thief victims participated in the survey.  The survey focused on the “emotional and behavioral effects” of identity theft.  In today’s Post, we want to bring the survey to your attention and some information about […]

December 3, 2014 | By More
Beware of Phishing Scams from Chase Breach

Beware of Phishing Scams from Chase Breach

It’s been all over the news again – another data breach by hackers. Unfortunately, the next organization to experience it has been J.P. Morgan Chase.  The breach has impacted over 76 million consumers and 7 million small businesses.  The Better Business Bureau has warned consumers to beware of phishing scams.  Let’s highlight a few points […]

October 6, 2014 | By More
Identity Theft and Your Tax Refund

Identity Theft and Your Tax Refund

One of those happy dance moments is when your tax refund hits your depository account.  There is always a place you can apply those funds: pay down some debt or put aside to ramp up your emergency fund.  Then there is the extreme other side of the experience.  You’re the victim of identity theft and […]

April 2, 2014 | By More