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Viewing entries tagged with identity-theft

Mon

Nov 25, '13

How much do you remember about agreeing to Facebook’s privacy policy?  The good news is that you are normal if your answer is “not much”; the bad news is that being normal in this situation, might not be a good thing. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll found that half of all adults have never read the most recent privacy policy updates on their social media website of choice.

Wed

Jan 29, '14

Stealing tax returns is just another method for identity thieves to steal your identity. This occurs when another person secretly uses an individual’s Social Security Number to secure and file a false tax return. Once the actual owner of the Social Security Number attempts to file their own return, they will be rejected because IRS records indiciate that they have already obtained a refund.

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Dec 18, '13

Adobe recently announced that they were targeted and hacked. The sophisticated hackers leaked nearly 150 million passwords and usernames and shared all the information on public websites. The classified information spread and affected many social media profiles and other accounts; several pages and inboxes were filled with advertisements and spam.