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2017 Equifax Data Breach

Just when you think you are safe, the Equifax data breach happens. 143 million records were potentially compromised containing over 200,000 credit cards. Affected consumers are at risk from criminals using stolen information to fraudulently open accounts. This means that the most pressing and immediate threat with this breach is identity theft. Ensure your identity...

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InterContinental Hotel Group Data Breach

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) announced an extensive credit card breach this week that impacts nearly 5,000 hotels worldwide.  It was reported that malware was designed to steal the hotel guest’s card information.  During the initial discovery, it was believed that very few properties were impacted; however, the number of locations has grown substantially to...

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Wendy’s: the Latest “Big Attack” Putting Your Good Credit at Risk

What was initially thought to be a mere 5% of Wendy’s fast-food locations hit by the criminal minds that put your good credit at risk, has now expanded to impact at least 1,025 nationwide stores – at least 34 of them located in Pennsylvania. Wendy’s is placing blame for the breach on an unnamed third-party...

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Are You Over Sharing On Social Media?

What may seem innocent could put you at risk for home invasion or identity theft. Is Your Birth-date Displayed? Identity thieves only need a few pieces of the puzzle to get into your online accounts. Do You Share Your Phone Number? Unsolicited scammers can get your phone number from social media. Are Your Vacation Pictures...

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Beware of Tax Scammers

With tax season abuzz, tax scammers have been hard at work. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has gotten thousands of complaints about one kind of scammer in particular — IRS imposters.   Here’s how they work: scammers posing as IRS officials call and say you owe taxes. They threaten to arrest or deport...

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