By their very nature, job application and recruiting company hold large amounts of sensitive information of job-seeking individuals. And just like any other organization, they can – and most likely will – be targeted for data breaches.
The start of a new college year should always be an exciting time, even when engaging in seemingly mundane but necessary activities like buying all of one’s necessary textbooks. Unfortunately, textbook sales have, in recent years, have become a channel through which malicious scam artists steal college and university students’ personal and financial information.
Moving your child to college or helping them enroll locally can be a very stressful experience for both students and parents, without the added worry of potential identity theft. According to Consumer Reports, college students are at a higher risk of identity theft.
While the possibility of identity theft and fraud are ever-present today, the danger can still feel somewhat abstract. The idea of nefarious criminals selling stolen credentials can seem far away from an everyday life of Facebook scrolling and Google spreadsheets.
Young people spend a significant amount of time in virtual spaces, which means that adults must protect and guide them into using these resources responsibly. What are the best ways to monitor and protect your kids as they browse the internet?
Think about the devices you own that are collecting data about your activities right now. If you use a fitness tracker on a smartwatch or phone, you are generating a trail of readings. Sensors on your car may be collecting information about when, where and how you’re using it.
Identity theft has been a part of the financial threat landscape for years, dating back to before the digital revolution. The ability to steal money, directly or indirectly, through impersonating someone is a well-worn instrument in the fraud toolbox.
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