How to Protect Yourself from ATM Identity Theft

Most of us feel comfortable in using ATMs and that is why some us don’t even realize our financial information is rather vulnerable. Not all thieves are present online and not all of them involve hacking or data mining over the internet. In fact, there are thieves who target individuals at ATMs. We can’t deny the fact that ATMs (Automatic

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Court Cases Involving Identity Theft

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Htm/Bills/Session Law 2005/5418.S… … victim of identity theft as defined in RCW … his or her identity; (b) The unique … procedures involving the use of … in the following cases: (a) Upon … agency, court, or their agents … http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub … Law 2005/5418.SL.htmTroutman Sanders LLP … defense of multiple financial institutions in cases involving

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How the New Credit Card Microchips Protect You

Even if you don’t have one yet, you’ve probably seen the new credit cards that have a microchip on the front. These chips, officially called EMV Smart Chips (The EMV means “Europay, MasterCard and Visa”), provide users with a better layer of security than traditional credit card magnetic strips. They’re more secure because the chip

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LifeLock Credit Monitoring Review

Life­Lock has been around since 2005 and has been rated as Consumer Reports best credit monitoring providers. Life­lock takes iden­tity theft pro­tec­tion seri­ously and brings in advi­sors from a wide vari­ety of sources that to help them continuously refine and improve their pro­tec­tion ser­vices. With com­pa­nies like VeriSign and Amer­i­can Express, U.S. gov­ern­ment agen­cies like the Secret

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Does Wearable Technology Increase The Risk of Identity Theft

The use of wearable technology in aiding the processes of collecting, delivering and using information has become incredibly popular. People nowadays make use of smart watches, fitness bands and other various wearable gadgets. It is great that we have become more connected using technology, however, one should still be concerned about their security and privacy while they

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These Common Phishing Scams Can Do Major Damage

Criminals have been using phishing scams for years to try and steal sensitive information for the purpose of identity theft It is an act of gaining access to sensitive information like username, credit card details and passwords by the means of disguising as a trusted online company or business. These criminals don’t hack into your computer to

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6 Scams To Watch Out For This Tax Season

Soon the time for you to file your taxes will be here and with it, more opportunities for tax and IRS scammers to steal your identity However, you cannot just ignore your tax obligations; otherwise, you’ll end up facing more serious issues. So how do you make sure that you won’t be one of the

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