Tag: 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
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
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
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
There’s Walmart and Then There’s Wallmart

There’s Walmart and Then There’s Wallmart

You would be surprised that even the most cautious can be tricked into responding to the wrong e-mail if they aren’t careful.  Such an inconvenience happened to someone I know.  She was tricked into linking through on a scam Walmart e-mail and malware downloaded onto her computer.  It took two days to straighten out her […]

September 16, 2013 | By More