Category Archives: identity theft

How to Keep Your Laptop Safe Under the New Airline Ban

Heather Kelly Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans… Read More »

The Fastest Growing Crime Just Got Worse

President Obama has called identity theft the fastest growing crime in America. Most Americans recognize the dangers of financial information being compromised. Many are not aware of a greater threat: their medical records falling into the wrong hands. According to the latest study by the Medical Identity Theft Alliance, 2.32 million Americans have been victims… Read More »

National Consumer Protection Week

Financial security involves more than having a retirement plan or a way to accumulate wealth. It also requires being vigilant to protect your finances so you don’t fall victim to fraud. Sunday marked the start of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), an annual coordinated campaign that promotes resources available online from government agencies and consumer… Read More »

Secure Holiday Shopping

According to the National Retail Foundation, almost half of this year’s holiday shopping (both browsing and buying) will be done online. With all this extra cyber activity, it’s a good time to review good online shopping practices to help protect your assets and safeguard your identity. When shopping online, use a credit card instead of… Read More »