Safeguard you and your family’s identities and data with the latest trends in financial security and privacy.
Data theft is rising to a global criminal enterprise. Headlines of major ransomware attacks on municipalities and businesses are becoming the norm. But recent data indicates a new trend is emerging.
Several years ago, the IRS began to compile an annual list of common tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen.” Each of the scams that makes the list was highlighted by the IRS with an announcement over twelve consecutive days to raise awareness.
Fraudsters are constantly looking for ways to gain your trust to gain access to and obtain funds from your account. Knowing what to look for can help stop identity theft and fraud while protecting your accounts. Start by getting to know the different types of scams below.
Freezing your credit information goes a long way toward preventing identity theft. A freeze creates a block on your credit information until you unfreeze it. This powerful tool protects you from someone attempting to open new accounts in your name without your knowledge.
While the digital world gives access to data in an instant, along with technological progress comes the need for strong layers of protection. Unfortunately, the digital world is increasingly becoming more dangerous for high-net-worth individuals and families. According to the 2018 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Research, victims of fraud increased by 1.3 million, representing a $16.8 billion loss for U.S. consumers.
The number of identity theft and fraud victims in the United States hit a 15-year high in 2017 and is projected to rise. Learn how age impacts risk and about the emotional impacts of becoming a victim.
Identity theft and fraud are not issues limited to adults — children are an often-overlooked vulnerability.
Identify theft and fraud is a fast-growing crime, with more than 15 million consumers falling victim to identity fraud in 2016 alone, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Data shows that more than 15 million consumers were victims of identity fraud in 2016.
Identity theft and fraud is on the rise, as technology advances allow thieves to become more sophisticated.