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FTC:The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

FTC: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do  SHARE THIS PAGE Facebook Twitter Linked-In From the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million… Continue Reading

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National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013: FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012 Identity Theft Tops List for 13th Consecutive Year Identity  theft is once more the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission,  which has released its 2012 annual report of complaints. 2012 … Continue Reading

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The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite Most experienced Internet users believe they can recognize email phishing ploys and probably feel confident that they will not “take the bait” by erroneously clicking on a malicious email.… Continue Reading

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2012 Protect Your Identity Week October 20-27: ID Theft Protection on the Go

This year’s theme is “ID Theft Protection on the Go We all love our cell phones, but with the convenience of smart phones came the opportunity for thieves to help themselves to our personal information. Check out these smart phone… Continue Reading

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Stop.Think.Connect Campaign – Facts, Tips and Videos

Did you know? 90% of Americans say they want to learn more about keeping safer on the Internet.  More facts. TIP OF THE WEEK Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password. Use security… Continue Reading

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It’s Back-to-School Time: Protecting Kids’ Identities

  It’s Back-to-School Time: Protecting Kids’ Identities As back-to-school time approaches, children may be thinking about meeting up with friends to share stories about their summer adventures. But when it comes to personal information, parents and kids need to be… Continue Reading

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OnGuardOnline – Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft

 Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education Did you know that a child’s personal information can be stolen from somewhere as ordinary as a school or doctor’s office? In fact, the number of complaints… Continue Reading