A new phishing and social engineering scam has emerged. Scammers are targeting companies and causing internal data, including employee credentials (logins and passwords) to be compromised and ultimately exposed.
If you are a victim of tax fraud and are enrolled in InfoArmor’s identity protection benefit, PrivacyArmor®, call 800-789-2720 to speak with a Privacy Advocate. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A dedicated Privacy Advocate will be assigned to your case and will work with you throughout the tax fraud restoration process. They will help take the burden of the restoration process off your shoulders, by minimizing the amount of stress and time you spend in reversing your fraud. Some of the help you will receive includes:
Phone phishing scams are here to stay. A new scam has emerged and it is targeting Dell computer owners. Scammers pose as a Dell customer support technician and call Dell computer owners, informing them that their computer is infected with malware. They convince people to provide financial information to resolve a non-existent malware issue. Unfortunately, once this information is released, it likely leads to fraud.
Tax day means profits to tax scammers. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission reported that tax-related identity theft was one of the most common forms of identity fraud. For five consecutive years, tax fraud has been on the rise and at the top of the fraud complaint list. In addition, IRS impostor scam complaints in 2014 increased 24 times over the previous year.1
In today’s digital and busy world, online dating has become a popular avenue to find love. In fact, more than 49 million Americans have tried online dating.1 Unfortunately, scammers and criminals have also picked up on this trend and are making financial gains off of vulnerable online targets by creating fake profiles to lure in their potential victims.
Protect Your Information.
Thinking about buying a new car? Before you drive off in your new car remember that the dealership you work with has access to a considerable amount of your personal information. This sensitive data is used to confirm your identity and finances. In most cases your information is also sent out to third parties for car loan inquires and applications.
On November 24th, 2015 VTech, an electronic toy maker, discovered that their customer account information was breached. A 21 year old hacker from the UK has been arrested for retrieving information from 4.9 million parent accounts and 6.37 million children’s profiles. He began collecting information on November 14th, 2015 though VTech’s Learning Lodge app store customer database and their Kid Connect servers.
Byron Rashed, Senior Director of Marketing for the Advanced Threat Intelligence unit at InfoArmor, explains the process of destroying hard drives and recovering data in light of reports that the recent San Bernardino, California attackers did just that, to cover their tracks. Read more from Byron Rashed and Information Security Buzz here.
The ever so famous Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and additional online shopping for the holidays will soon be here. Having the convenience and ease of getting all your needs online can cause you to carelessly forget to protect yourself. Simple mistakes could alter the way your holidays fall out if you become a victim of identity or credit fraud.
Holiday travel is upon us. Make sure you are protecting yourself in one simple way. Don’t leave your boarding pass behind. Don’t think people can retrieve information from it? Guess again. You boarding pass contains the following: