Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers

Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers

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Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers
Please also read the important information included on ways to protect yourself from identity theft. We encourage clients to be particularly vigilant against email or direct mail schemes seeking to trick you into revealing personal information. Never …
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The Real Tax Nightmare May Be on the Way

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The Real Tax Nightmare May Be on the Way
There are other things you should do continually to protect yourself from identity theft. I call them the three Ms. Minimize Your Exposure. Be covetous of your personally identifiable information online, in person and on the phone. Be circumspect about …
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Gone phishing at Sprouts: Grocery chain faces massive data breach

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Gone phishing at Sprouts: Grocery chain faces massive data breach
Think big businesses are the only ones targeted for cyber crime? Think again. Even grocery outlets can be targets of data breaches, as is the case for Sprouts Farmers Market. Store employees are struggling after a data breach stole their personal …
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Election Roundtable: How to protect yourself from identity theft

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Election Roundtable: How to protect yourself from identity theft
A play on the name of the agency — the Commision on Elections (Comelec) — that is at the center of a controversy created by the leak of data it gathered from registered voters, personal data that has since been downloaded first by Lulzsec.ph and then …
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East Greenwich to hold an open shred event April 30

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East Greenwich to hold an open shred event April 30
Protect yourself from identity theft while being green. The East Greenwich Township Environmental Commission and Green Team are sponsoring an open shredding event on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the East Greenwich Municipal Building, …
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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons

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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons
April 13 — HSBC will pay a $35 million fine and offer restitution for allegedly charging customers for credit monitoring services they didn't receive under a settlement with a federal regulator. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found the …
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Data Breach? Consumers Are Forgiving, According To Cybersecurity Survey; Most …

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Data Breach? Consumers Are Forgiving, According To Cybersecurity Survey; Most …
And 62 percent of consumers said they accepted offers of free credit monitoring after a breach, a surprising finding that counters claims that consumers are experiencing “breach fatigue” — a phenomenon where customers become desensitized to the loss …
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Second seminar to focus on identify theft

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Second seminar to focus on identify theft
UBT and the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce are hosting “Protect Yourself From Identity Theft” on Friday, April 22. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in the UBT community room. The program is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reserve a place in the …
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Shred the word at credit union

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Shred the word at credit union
UKIAH >> Mendo Lake Credit Union (MLCU) invites the public to “Shred the Word — Protect Yourself from Identity Theft” with free shredding opportunities in both Lake and Mendocino counties. Anyone may bring up to five boxes or bags of old documents for …
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US comptroller fines HSBC Bank USA $35 million over credit-monitoring product

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US comptroller fines HSBC Bank USA $35 million over credit-monitoring product
WASHINGTON The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Wednesday said it had fined HSBC Bank USA $35 million and ordered the bank to make restitution to harmed customers. The office said that between January 2004 and May 2012 …
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7 Easy Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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7 Easy Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
You've heard the horror stories from friends and neighbors, or maybe you've lived through some yourself: In 2015, 13.1 million Americans had their identity stolen, the highest number in six years. Victims, including consumers, banks and others, lost …
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Shred & Protect in Trinity open to surrounding areas

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Shred & Protect in Trinity open to surrounding areas
TRINITY — Local Government Federal Credit Union sponsors Shred & Protect Friday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the Trinity City Hall Parking Lot, 6701 N.C. 62, Trinity. Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your personal documents and records …
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The Importance of an OPEN HOUSE in today's market

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The Importance of an OPEN HOUSE in today's market
Secure all of your personal paperwork and protect yourself from identity theft and of course all of your valuable should be secured or taken with you. Even if you don't buy a CCTV system, as a pre-emptive precaution get some signs and place them around …
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Fighting Fraud

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Fighting Fraud
One way to protect yourself from identity theft is to make sure you safely dispose of all sensitive and personal documents. Particularly with tax season winding down, many of us have paperwork on hand which clearly exhibits our birth date, Social …
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Banks now giving customers access to credit scores for free

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Banks now giving customers access to credit scores for free
The increased availability of free FICO scores could mean decreased revenue for the three main credit agencies — Equifax, TransUnion and Experian — that sell credit scores, credit monitoring and credit reports to consumers. The agencies' main source …
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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered

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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered
Today, we will have officials from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission here at FOX 8 to answer your questions about identity theft — how you can protect yourself, ways to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do …
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How to Protect Yourself From Tax-Identity Theft

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How to Protect Yourself From Tax-Identity Theft
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS: A new form of theft has become a cause for alarm among e-filers, after certain e-filers began receiving “return not accepted” messages from the Internal Revenue Service. Others have realized they had been scammed when they …
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Understanding Conflict Abroad, Preventing Crisis at Home

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Understanding Conflict Abroad, Preventing Crisis at Home
… school officials. Paul Burch's latest album is a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, an American country/folk and bluegrass musician. On this week's Please Explain, learn how to avoid the most common financial scams and how to protect yourself from identity …
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Something to do around here

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Something to do around here
Why go: Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your personal, financial and confidential documents to be shredded on-site by Pro-Shred. Due to the event's popularity, there will be a shredding limit of three banker boxes per vehicle. Material …
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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season

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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season
Fortunately, there are some common-sense steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft. Remember that scams involving people impersonating the IRS are on the rise, especially this time of year …
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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft, Tax Fraud

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft, Tax Fraud
Millions of people are at risk of someone else filing their taxes and stealing their returns. One local man tells what happened to him. "It's been quite a headache," he said. (Published Monday, Feb. 22, 2016). About 17.5 million people are victims of …
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Police warn to protect yourself from identity theft

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Police warn to protect yourself from identity theft
Green Bay, Wis — – Green Bay Police are reminding everyone to protect themselves from identity theft. Tax time is when many people find out that they are victims of identity theft, when they try to file their taxes and discover that someone has …
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Identity theft lands woman in Guinness World Records

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Identity theft lands woman in Guinness World Records
Because we know how much it sucks to fall prey to identity thieves, we bring you five ways in which you can protect yourself from identity theft. However, we do not guarantee that your identity will never be stolen. – Have a strong password on all your …
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Identity theft suspect arrested; more arrests expected

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Identity theft suspect arrested; more arrests expected
POULSBO — The Poulsbo Police Department is investigating an identity theft case involving at least 41 victims, Deputy Chief John Halsted reported Jan. 21. The case began on Dec. 21 when patrol officers were called to a local grocery store after a …
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Tax Tip: Scam calls and emails using IRS as bait persist

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Tax Tip: Scam calls and emails using IRS as bait persist
A tax tip from IRS.gov. Scams using the IRS as a lure continue. They take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal …
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40500 Oregonians hit by $25 million tax fraud scheme, feds say

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40500 Oregonians hit by $25 million tax fraud scheme, feds say
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon announced on Feb. 17, 2016 that a six-person crew based on the East Coast stole the personal information of more 250,000 people, then used the data to seek $25 million in tax refunds. Investigators believe the …
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Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft

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Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft
A workshop on identity theft protection will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. at Lee Avenue. The seminar, which will include a representative from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, will …
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