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  1. Featured: Put your credit on ice with a ‘credit freeze’
    A credit file “security freeze” is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to “freeze” your credit… | Oct 30, 2017
  2. Press: EEUU condena a nigeriano por fraude de 1,3 millones
    Un nigeriano residente en Texas fue sentenciado a tres años de prisión federal por un fraude en internet de más de 1,3 millones de dólares, con pasaportes falsos y estafas de romances, informaron los fiscales… | Oct 13, 2017
  3. Korean: Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)
    신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
  4. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
    “安全凍結”信用檔案是一種預防及避免身份被盜用的工具﹐它可以阻止詐騙者利用你的個人資料來建立信貸記錄。這本手冊內容詳述如何“凍結”個人信用檔案,而且除非你暫時或永久取消凍結﹐它就可以防止別人以你的名義申請信貸。
  5. Spanish: Freeze Your Credit File (Spanish)
    El “congelamiento de seguridad” es una herramienta para ayudarle a prevenir el robo de identidad y evitar que impostores utilicen su información personal para establecer crédito. Esta publicación explica cómo “congelar” su crédito, lo cual… | Oct 06, 2017
  6. Press: Cuidado con la llave maestra de sus finanzas
    El escándalo por la brecha de seguridad del bureau de crédito de Equifax ha puesto a muchos consumidores en guardia porque es como si 145.5 millones de personas hubiesen dejado la caja fuerte de sus… | Oct 04, 2017
  7. English: Freeze Your Credit File
    A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit… | Oct 01, 2017
  8. Press: Social Security and its purported death spiral — a scam
    So what do the numbers look like for Social Security?  Post columnist Allan Sloan crunched some numbers: Sloan writes that we should be concerned. Seniors have been reporting that people are calling pretending to be a… | Jul 24, 2017
  9. Press: Imposter Scams was the most common fraud committed in 2016
    【新唐人2017年04月13日讯】美国联邦贸易委员会(Federal Trade Commission,缩写FTC)近日公布了对2016年投诉的分析报告。在所有三百万份投诉中,消费者投诉最多的诈骗类型是〝假冒他人诈骗(Imposter Scams)〞,总投诉量上首次超过位于第三的〝身分盗窃(Identity Theft)〞。 | Apr 13, 2017
  10. Press: Identity fraud hits record number of Americans in 2016
    Identity thieves, who commit financial fraud with stolen account information, had a banner year in 2016.  Despite widespread efforts to fight this crime wave, the crooks successfully netted two million more victims and stole $16… | Feb 02, 2017
  11. Press: Los sonidos “diabólicos” que pueden apoderarse de tu celular
    Ponte en esta situación. Conectas tu computadora y abres un vídeo de YouTube que muestra a unos lindos gatitos. Al poco descubres que hiciste varias compras a través el celular, accediste a una página web… | Jan 27, 2017
  12. Press: Preventing not-so-happy holidays fraud
    More spending, more donations, more travel and more distractions—there's no time like the holidays for fraud. Here are a few common types of holiday frauds and tips on how to avoid them... | Dec 14, 2016
  13. Press: Mientras gaste, protéjase
    Vigile que su información financiera no cae en manos de ladrones de identidad o dinero ¿Cuántas veces ha sacado ya la tarjeta de crédito o dinero del ATM?¿Cuántas veces ha comprado algo en una tienda… | Dec 07, 2016
  14. Press: Cómo los audífonos de tus dispositivos pueden convertirse en micrófonos para espiarte
    Las piezas físicas de un micrófono y de un audífono son básicamente las mismas. Al igual que los principios eléctricos y mecánicos que los convierten en un receptor o reproductor de sonido. Son el reflejo… | Nov 27, 2016
  15. Press: Aplaude continuación ley contra robo de identidad
    Joe Arpaio utilizó esta ley para realizar más de 80 redadas en sitios de trabajo entre 2008 y 2014 arrestando primordialmente a inmigrantes indocumentados El procurador de Justicia del estado de Arizona, Mark Brnovich, aplaudió… | Nov 22, 2016
  16. Press: California A.G. investigating Wells Fargo on identity theft allegations
    The California Department of Justice is investigating Wells Fargo & Co. on allegations of criminal identity theft over its creation of millions of unauthorized accounts, according to a search warrant sent to the bank’s San Francisco… | Oct 20, 2016
  17. Press: Hacker Alert: How to keep your info safe at the Olympics
    Cyber crooks are very good at getting people to do things we all know we should not do: click on links, open attachments and download stuff from unknown sources. Their messages pique our interest and… | Jul 13, 2016
  18. Press: Cuándo es un trabajo demasiado bonito para ser verdad
    Desde anzuelo para estafas hasta falsas promesas ¿cómo detectarlo? Seguro que se ha encontrado, más de una vez, un cartel en un tablón de anuncios o en la calle en el que le ofrecen… | May 26, 2016
  19. Press: Why we’ve stopped using the Internet the way we used to
    Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to… | May 15, 2016
  20. Press: Top privacy and security regulator falls for email scam
    Phishing scams can affect anyone — even, as it turns out, high-ranking federal officials whose whole jobs revolve around regulating corporate data security practices. | Mar 23, 2016
  21. Press: Hackers stole IRS data for twice as many taxpayers as expected
    The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that criminals attacking its website may have stolen sensitive personal information from more than twice as many taxpayers as initially expected. In total, cyber criminals may have accessed tax data… | Feb 29, 2016
  22. Press: How to stop those annoying robocalls, spam and junk mail
    Whether they use the telephone, the mail or email, they're all after the same thing: your money and your private information. Even though it may not help with scam calls, all consumers should… | Feb 08, 2016
  23. Press: ID thieves changing tactics to steal your money
    Stolen credit card numbers are less frequently used to make a counterfeit card for shopping at the store (down from 50 to 46 percent in the last year) and more often used to shop… | Feb 08, 2016
  24. Press: What can tax return fraud victims do?
    Earlier this month, the IRS announced that it was beefing up measures to help taxpayers. As part of a test program, all taxpayers in the District, Florida and Georgia — regardless of whether they… | Jan 30, 2016
  25. Books: Swiped
    Author Adam Levin's new book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, addresses an unfortunate fact of life: identity theft here to stay. Passwords and aggressive spam… | Nov 24, 2015
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