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Q & A: Is Identity Theft Growing?

We printed this Q&A column in the April 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Is Identity Theft Growing? - A: Yes, unfortunately Identity Theft is one of the most common outcomes following business data...

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Will Freezing My Credit Affect My Insurance Rates?

The 2017 data breach of Equifax, one of the three largest US credit bureaus, was reported to have affected as many as 145.5 million US consumers. As a result, many consumers have chosen to place a "freeze" on their...

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Q & A: What can I do to protect against Identity Theft?

We printed this Q&A column in the April 10, 2018 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q. What can I do to protect against Identity theft? A. Nearly every week we hear of another major data breach or ransomware attack....

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How to Win the Cyber Battle

Nearly every week we hear of another major data breach or ransomware attack - lately Equifax and City of Atlanta. It is highly likely that the personal information of every American adult is now available on the dark...

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Q & A: IDENTITY THEFT - what can I do to protect myself?

We published this column in the April 10, 2017 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Identity theft - What can I do to protect myself? - A: “Identity theft” has matured into an international organized crime industry. All...

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Hackers Filed Your Taxes Early

Your income taxes were filed early electronically by hackers looking to steal your tax refund. Can't happen to you? It happened to a close friend of mine, an Idaho resident, who received the IRS 5071C letter informing...

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Feds Charge 16 in PA Identity Theft Scheme

Ever wonder who and how your identity can get stolen? Read this from Insurance Journal.

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Identity Theft #1 FTC Complaint in 2010

Identity theft was the number one complaint category in 2010 according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Between January and December 2010, the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) received more than 1.3 million...

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