FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

Data breaches and you – a new video

By the FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

Another data breach. And this time, it’s your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the FTC.

Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-and-you-new-video?utm_source=govdelivery

The video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data . . . → Read More: FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

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FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Have You Heard About Tax Identity Theft?

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when . . . → Read More: FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

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National Consumer Protection Week: Consumer.gov – Prepaid Cards, Using Credit, Identity Theft

National Consumer Protection Week

Consumer.gov
Consumer protection basics… plain and simple.

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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  marks the first year in which the FTC received more than 2 million complaints  overall, and 369,132, or . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013: FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

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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. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department reports that in 2010, 8.6 million families in the U.S. had at . . . → Read More: The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

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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 safety articles.

Your Identity is On(the)line
Cell Phone Smart Tips
Best Practices for Safe Mobile Device Usage
Mobile Payments
The 411 on . . . → Read More: 2012 Protect Your Identity Week October 20-27: ID Theft Protection on the Go

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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 settings  to control online identity.

When you cross the street, you look both ways to make sure it’s safe. Staying safe . . . → Read More: Stop.Think.Connect Campaign – Facts, Tips and Videos

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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 careful about sharing too much. These days the casual use of sensitive data (like a Social Security number . . . → Read More: It’s Back-to-School Time: Protecting Kids’ Identities

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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 to the FTC about child identity theft is on the rise. An adult may think that “adopting” a . . . → Read More: OnGuardOnline – Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft

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Free Seminar: BE AWARE! PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY

 

BANK OF THE WEST, OPERATION HOPE AND THE IDENTITY THEFT ASSISTANCE CENTER

BE AWARE!

PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY

THE GATHERING HALL, MILLS COLLEGE – LORRY I. LOKEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5000 MACARTHUR BLVD, OAKLAND, CA 94613

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

This valuable seminar will include a panel of experts assembled from the community . . . → Read More: Free Seminar: BE AWARE! PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY

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