Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Chris Lewis

Jan 14 2019

Beware of Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft

All taxpayers, business owners, and tax preparers should be aware of identity theft scams by people pretending to be IRS representatives through phone calls, text messages, or email communications. Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security …
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Ken Hinrichs

Dec 21 2018

Security Notice: Bruegger’s Bagels Data Breach


Bruegger’s Bagels revealed that it had experienced a data breach between August 28, 2018 and December 3, 2018 that exposed some of their customers’ data including name, card number, expiration date, and card security code. A list of affected locations …
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Chris Lewis

Apr 25 2018

Identity Theft Series: Protect Yourself Online


Identity theft is a serious crime that can cost you time, money, lost job opportunities, and credit standing. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) an estimated 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. (source: ftc.gov)

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Jay Allpress

Aug 29 2017

How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices

 Watch Jay’s video on How to Spot and Avoid ATM Skimming Devices on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBK3gVMX5k Criminals use skimming techniques to install hidden devices on ATM or cash machines to obtain card information and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). Oftentimes, these devices …
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Josh Holst

May 28 2014

If Your Computer is Online, You Need Security Software

If your computer is online, you need security software.

To family and friends, I’m known as the “Computer Guy” or the “IT Guy” (substitute Guy for Geek or Nerd if you wish). As that “Guy” I’m occasionally asked if security software is needed on my home computer, and if …
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Josh Holst

Apr 17 2014

Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability

Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability

You may have heard recent news reports about the “Heartbleed” bug vulnerability which is a programming flaw in Open SSL encrypted websites used to secure private information online. This flaw potentially allows fraudsters to access usernames and passwords which may …
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Deb Guinn

Apr 02 2014

How to Avoid Online Classified Scams

Classified Ads

Recently, I’ve encountered several victims of a classified ad scam. A majority of these are college students looking for employment online through classified ad websites and have been scammed into doing work in exchange for fake checks from banks that …
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