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Why You Should Attend Your Local Shredding Event

Everyone is familiar with the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and that idiom is especially true for identity thieves who root around in your garbage to lift highly sensitive information. Garbage theft has been a longstanding method for identity thieves, and it still remains one of the most common ways that people […]

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Fraudsters Obtain 101,000 e-file PINs from IRS System

This past Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service reported that it had experienced a malicious cyberattack. Using stolen social security numbers obtained from a source outside of the agency hackers attempted to retrieve PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically. The IRS statement assured taxpayers that no taxpayer data was compromised or disclosed […]

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How to Avoid Common Internet Scams

With the anonymity of the internet, it seems that there are so many new ways to become a victim of fraud. On the flip side, though, the internet has helped spread important information about these scams to prevent further damage and risk of identity theft. To bolster your own personal security, here are two common […]

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Tax Race Tip #2: File Early

Tax-filing season is upon us and Identity Guard wants to help you file safely and easily. Last week we talked about how preparation is key for a stress-free tax season; today we’re going to focus on the best thing you can do in order to prevent an identity theft from making off with your tax […]

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Study Says Fitness Trackers Are Leaking Your Data

Fitness trackers are extremely popular these days, especially at the beginning of the year when most of us are still holding fast to our new year’s resolution to stay healthy. But did you know that fitness trackers don’t just track your health stats? They also let other people track you. That’s what Canadian researchers found […]

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Protecting Your Identity Through Life’s Different Stages: Part 2

Identity theft can affect you at any age. Last year, almost 18 million Americans fell victim to the crime. Whether you’re in grade school or enjoying retirement, everyone’s personal information has some value to a thief. Fortunately, more people have become aware of these dangers and know how to navigate through life more safely. Here […]

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Protecting Your Identity Through Life’s Different Stages: Part 1

Identity theft can affect you at any age. Last year, almost 18 million Americans fell victim to the crime. Whether you’re in grade school or enjoying retirement, everyone’s personal information has some value to a thief. Fortunately, more people have become aware of these dangers and know how to navigate through life a little more […]

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Protecting Your Identity After Divorce

Going through a divorce is tough, so nobody wants to become a victim of identity theft in the process. Here are some of the most essential ways to protect your identity before, during and after divorce, so you can avoid the additional financial mess: Separate immediately If you’ve decided on a divorce, the best thing […]

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Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

In the midst of tax season, identity theft is a growing concern. In 2014, identity thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million people in the U.S., according to the 2015 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research. Among the staggering number of victims, senior citizens are one of the most frequently targeted. They […]

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Tax Race Tip #1: Be Prepared

It’s that time of year again and we’re sure you’re thrilled. Tax season can be a troublesome time of year for many. Not only do we have to worry about a looming deadline, but we also have to pull out documents and receipts from the whole previous year—this is especially difficult for those of us […]

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How Newlyweds Can Protect Their Identities

Your wedding might be one of the happiest days of your life, but after the ceremony ends and the honeymoon comes to a close, you’ll likely face a number of life decisions with your new partner. You probably already prepared for some of these choices before saying your vows. Do you plan on changing your […]

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How to Spot Online Dating Scams

When it comes to dating, you usually hear “There are plenty of fish in the sea” but rarely that the sea is full of catfish. Millions of Americans use online dating services to find that special someone, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, but with the rising presence of catfishing and other online dating scams, […]

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