Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Fifth Third Bank Involved in White Collar Crime

Fifth Third Bank Involved in White Collar Crime

We put trust in many things, but nothing compared to the trust we have with the bank we do business with. What if you knew your bank wasn’t keeping up with their end of the bargain by keeping your information safe? Scary thought indeed. A friend of mine and a small business owner shared some […]

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Policy Department Phishing Scam On The Loose!

Policy Department Phishing Scam On The Loose!

There’s an email or emails claiming “Your Auto-Coverage Policy Is Undergoing Changes.” This email is out to steal personal identifiable information to be sold to 3rd party companies or to be used to steal your identity. In any case, the email is a scam. When you click on the link in the email it takes […]

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Apple ID Verification Scam

Apple ID Verification Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Apple, claiming that you must verify your information or your account will be suspended. In order to verify your Apple ID, you must click on a link in the email. This link leads to a phishing website that steals personal identifiable information and is used in unlawful activities […]

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The First Lady Has Been Hacked! Does the Secret Service Need Supplementing?

The First Lady Has Been Hacked! Does the Secret Service Need Supplementing?

First Jay-Z then his wife, Beyonce. Hillary Clinton has been there, too. The same with LAPD big shot Charlie Beck. And now, the First Lady Michelle Obama. These notable names all have one thing in common – they’ve joined the estimated 8.572 million Americans who are victims of identity theft each year (1). How Did […]

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MetLife Phishing Scam

MetLife Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from MetLife, claiming to save you money on life insurance. This is a scam out to collect personal identifiable information which the scammer will sell to other 3rd party marketers or even use it to steal your identify. If you click on any links inside the email, it will […]

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Beware of COSTCO Rewards Scam

Beware of COSTCO Rewards Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from COSTCO, claiming that your next Purchase at Costco is FREE! This is a phishing scam out to collect personal identifiable information to be sold to other 3rd party marketers and or other illegal activities including identity theft. The email “from” address is not a COSTCO email address which […]

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Scammers Out in Force for Mother’s Day

Scammers Out in Force for Mother’s Day

Each year we honor our mother’s for all the good they’ve done for us and the love that comes with it. Unfortunately, low life crooks use this day to peddle their scams to steal money from people. Scammers will re-purpose content and graphics (logos) from legitimate web sites that offer flowers, gifts, etc. and try […]

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Free Credit Report Phishing Scam

Free Credit Report Phishing Scam

There’s an email claiming to offer free credit reports. If the recipient clicks on the link in the email, it goes to (https://www.gofreecredit.com/eq-free-score/). This site is not authorized by the FTC as a credit reporting service. This site is a scam that is out to collect people’s personal information to be used for unlawful activities […]

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