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Will Freezing My Credit Affect My Insurance Rates?

Apr 10 2018 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... more

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

Apr 10 2018 We printed this Q&A column in today's edition (April 10, 2018) of The Lewiston Tribune. Q. What can I do to protect against Identity theft? A. Nearly every week we hear of another... more

How to Win the Cyber Battle

Apr 10 2018 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... more

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

Apr 10 2017 We published this column in the April 10 edition of the Lewiston Tribune. Identity theft - What can I do to protect myself? - “Identity theft” has matured into an international organized... more

Hackers Filed Your Taxes Early

Mar 20 2015 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... more

Feds Charge 16 in PA Identity Theft Scheme

Apr 25 2011 Ever wonder who and how your identity can get stolen? Read this from Insurance Journal. more

Identity Theft #1 FTC Complaint in 2010

Apr 4 2011 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)... more

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