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The Equifax Data Breach

By | 2017-09-14T14:08:45+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers — on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1 This data breach was especially [...]

5 Numbers Identity Thieves Love

By | 2014-11-20T19:32:39+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Identity theft has been in the news for many years now. And yet, identity fraud has continued to grow unabated and is costing our society billions of dollars each and every year. It has been reported that identity fraud hits a new victim every two seconds. If you do the math, that’s almost 16 million new [...]

Recovering from Identity Theft

By | 2013-06-05T17:59:46+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

You've read about it, and you thought it would never happen to you. But suddenly your bank account is empty, your credit card bills are through the roof, and you're getting late notices for accounts you don't own. Your identity has been stolen. What now? Time is money To minimize your losses, act fast. Contact, in [...]

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

By | 2013-05-29T17:57:47+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Two types of identity theft Account Takeover is what happens when a thief gets your existing credit or debit cards (or even just the account numbers and expiration dates) and goes on a shopping spree at your expense. Application Fraud is what happens when a thief gets your Social Security number and uses it (along with other personal [...]