May 15, 2020

Money Mondays: How to Protect Your Child from Identity Thieves

Written by: Kayla Matthews While adults are often targets of identity theft, a child can just as easily fall victim. In fact, children are even more valuable to scammers as they have no existing credit, allowing thieves to open new lines and rack up years of fraudulent activity without detection. Altogether, more than 1 million children were victims of identity fraud, and scammers stole roughly $2.6 billion in 2017 alone. There are a few steps you, as a parent, can […]

How to Prevent Fake News from Turning Into Identity Theft

Many people think “fake news” is usually those crazy stories you see on social media and never really consider how these wild stories can affect them personally.   I can tell you the fake news being spread in our neighborhood very recently did not seem all that crazy.   A couple of weeks ago, a letter from “Solid Waste Management” was left in the mailbox of many of our neighbors.  The letter was advising people that they left unacceptable items in their […]

Some Simple Vigilance, Shred Your Trash

This article first appeared on geekprepper.org Written by John, geekprepper.org   Operational Security is key. I was talking to a retired Law Enforcement professional a few weeks ago and he commented about how he could learn almost everything he needed to know about someone by going through their garbage. They can determine everything, from your favorite restaurants to how much your car payment is and who you pay it to. Shred your trash I’ve known about this for a while, […]

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