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Online Privacy Tips Parents Need to Protect Their Family From Identity Theft

It is the parents’ responsibility to protect their children From threats—inccluding identity theft. According to a study by Javelin, 1 in 50 children annually are affected by this crime. The cost to families exceeds $1 billion annually. Educating children about online privacy and safety now is more important than ever. Read on to see crucial ways […]

Tax Season Scams Every Taxpayer Needs to Know

Tax season is underway (Jan 24 to April 18) and the IRS has warned of a probable increase in scams targeting taxpayers. The filing season is a prime time for cybercriminals to impersonate the IRS and delude taxpayers into believing that they owe the IRS money, they’re due a refund,  or the IRS needs their personal or financial information. […]

Three Reasons Remote Workers Need Identity Theft Protection Services

Globally, remote positions are on the rise, and the statistics show that the trend is only going to continue. In 2022, approximately 25 percent of all professional jobs are anticipated to be fully remote by the end of the year. While many jobs transitioned to remote due to the pandemic, many positions will continue to be […]

Why Your Company Should Offer Identity Theft Protection to its Employees

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, remote work was increasing in popularity among employers and employees alike. But in the wake of the pandemic, remote and hybrid work models have become the norm for more businesses than ever before. According to a study conducted by HR consulting firm, Mercer, 70 percent of U.S. employers are […]

How to Protect Your Small Business From Identity Theft

Business identity theft, also known as corporate identity theft or commercial identity theft, is a growing problem worldwide. Approximately  31 million small businesses operate in the United States, and half of those have or will in the future face an identity breach. Those who have already been compromised are at increased risk in the future, […]

How Likely Are You to Become a Victim of Tax Identity Theft?

Identity theft in the U.S. is on the rise. Between 2019 and 2020 alone, the number of reported cases of identity theft increased by a stunning 53 percent. Identity theft comes in many shapes and sizes. Some cybercriminals use phishing emails or send out scam text messages and phone calls, while others might hack your […]

How Identity Theft Affects Your Credit Score

Identity theft crimes grow in number every year, and the personal and financial effects they have can be devastating. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, these crimes grew by up to 45 percent. There’s no sign of these threats slowing down; in 2021, the total damages are estimated to be $713 billion. In total, 47 […]

How Working From Home Increases Your Risk of Identity Theft

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak began, the workplace has been steadily turning to the option of remote work environments. According to the American Community Survey (ACS), 5.7% of employees in the United States worked remotely in 2019. However, that percentage saw a sharp increase during the first surge of COVID-19 cases — ACS reported that […]

Identity Theft Protection: Pros and Cons

Every 3 seconds, someone falls victim to identity theft. Identity theft protection services are designed to add layers of protection between you and a cybercriminal — minimizing your chances of falling prey to a cyber attack or data breach. But are identity theft protection services worth it?  What is identity theft protection? While identity theft […]

3 Reasons Why Veterans Need Identity Theft Protection

In this fast-paced digitized world, your identity is far more likely to be stolen than your car. Criminals have become more creative in their identity fraud schemes from stolen checks to social security number misuse.  There was an alarming 73% increase in identity thefts from 2019-2020. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) points to the […]