Best Identity Theft Protection Services

The cases of people hacking into other person’s individual data and using it to commit crimes have increased lately. For example, several people have reported their personal data being used to file tax returns, open financial accounts, or even secure passports. In an effort to curb these criminal expeditions, identity theft protection services use multifaceted technologies and tools to scan millions of websites and databases to identify and thwart suspicious activities.

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Job offers or Scams?

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for many companies and individuals. The government has reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes since the pandemic has begun. This makes it harder for those who are seeking employment using recruiting websites. Hackers prey on applicants and try to find ways to gain confidential information. Many applicants have become victims of identity theft as a result.

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South Florida Leads the Nation in Justice for CARES Act Fraud

The South District of Florida is taking aggressive measures to protect its tax base from being defrauded out of Covid relief funds. A year ago, the Legislature passed the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), which allocated $2.2 trillion to Americans suffering from the effects of the Covid pandemic. These funds were intended to aid struggling businesses and individuals who qualified for financial assistance. Since then, however, the South District of Florida has charged dozens of fraud scheme cases in which individuals have been accused of attempting to ascertain Covid relief funds through falsified documents or identity theft. The District has charged 38 cases of such activity since the CARES Act was passed and is leading the nation in Covid relief fraud prosecutions.

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Tax ID Fraud and How to Defend

Identity theft is often thought of in terms of credit scores and bank accounts, however, the same information used to meddle with your credit can be used to mess with your taxes. Getting jobs, filing returns, when hackers use your personal information in this manner, it is regarded as Tax Identity Theft. While the paperwork needed to correct this is a hassle in and of itself, the resulting delay in refunds could be detrimental for those enduring hardships.

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Avoid Tax Identity Theft

Identity theft is often thought of in terms of credit scores and bank accounts, however, the same information used to meddle with your credit can be used to mess with your taxes. Getting jobs, filing returns, when hackers use your personal information in this manner, it is regarded as Tax Identity Theft. While the paperwork needed to correct this is a hassle in and of itself, the resulting delay in refunds could be detrimental for those enduring hardships.

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Environmentally Friendly Data Destruction

In the business world, online and offline, data continues to grow every second. Although this presents more opportunities for data destruction companies, it also introduces unique challenges. Having a secure data destruction plan that is also environmentally-friendly is key. And the firms in the data destruction industry that practice effective recycling methods will stand out as leaders.

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The Ledger Data Breach: More Malicious Than Previously Thought

Ledger — a company that sells security hardware to customers who want to protect their cryptocurrency — is making headlines with a data breach affecting their client base. While news broke in July of 2020 about a hack on the company’s database, new data illustrates the attack was more malicious than previously thought.

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Choosing Between Strip Cut and Cross Cut Shredders

In 2019, 14.4 million victims bore a massive financial burden of identity fraud. If you do not protect your identity, you could also become a victim. One of the simple ways of protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud is by shredding crucial documents that you no longer use. This is where paper shredders come in handy.

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