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child identity theft

How to protect against child identity theft

Here’s a shocking stat: More than a million kids were the victims of child identity theft or fraud in 2017. Surprising, right? Well, there’s more. Javelin Research found that two-thirds of those kids were 7-years old or younger, and about 60% of the children affected knew the person who stole their identity. Most parents don’t […]

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identity theft

Here are all the terrible things a criminal can do with your Social Security number

Identity theft is a serious problem in the US. In 2017 alone, more than 16.7 million people were affected. Most of the time, criminals steal your identity by having access to your Social Security number. What’s worse: you might not even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. There are several ways hackers can get […]

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SIM card scam

How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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Robocalls

Here’s how to finally stop robocalls

No one likes robocalls. In fact, they suck. So here are a few tips to help you get rid of them once and for all. Robocalls are those pre-recorded telemarketing calls that always seem to come at the most inopportune times. We may think of robocalls as nothing more than a general annoyance, but they […]

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Fake followers? Why this company might be selling your stolen online profile

Having a large following on Twitter can mean big business. And as anyone who is active on social media probably knows, it’s all-too-easy to buy fake followers in an effort to appear more influential. What you might not realize, however, is that these fake followers are often impersonating real people with stolen personal information—even, potentially, […]

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The best security VPN

Tips to protect your browser from data hijacking

Browser hijacking is when a crook modifies your browser settings without your knowledge. If you’re not careful, hijackers can get ahold of your personal information, which they can use for other malicious activities. To help you stay secure, we listed down four simple security tips for you to follow. But first, what exactly is browser […]

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