Identity theft

Common Tourist Scams to Avoid on Your Summer Travels

With the onset of summer, many of us are excitedly anticipating our upcoming vacations. Unfortunately, the scammers who prey on tourists are almost as excited as we are for our holidays to begin, and can’t wait to get their hands on our spending money. Here are three of the most common types of scams, and some of the many variations …

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Phishing + Spoofing = $700 Million Industry

We received a phone call from a company asking to meet with us about a new fraud issue they were experiencing. In that meeting we discovered that the company had fallen victim to an email spoofing scheme that cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have since received similar calls from other victim organizations. Here’s the Story… The company …

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Don’t Let Identity Theft Derail Your Vacation

As another summer approaches many Americans are looking forward to vacations they’ve been saving and planning for all year. Unfortunately, identity thieves intentionally target travelers and they will not be taking any time off this season. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than finding yourself far from home with no access to funds and spending hours on the phone trying to …

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Has Someone Beat You to Your Tax Refund?

Tax refund fraud has increased over 500% from 2011 to 2013 How does it happen? Criminals across the country are electronically filing millions of fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities and EFINs (Electronic Filing Identification Number) to the tune of billions of dollars in fraudulent refunds paid by the IRS. Fraudsters use fictional data, including W-2 wages, to produce refunds …

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