Job seekers can be stressed, desperate, eager, and excited all at the same time. Having a mix of emotions can be distracting, which makes job seekers susceptible to thieves who are waiting to take advantage of them. If you or someone you know is looking for a job, they need to be on alert for scams.
As data breaches are increasing and thieves are finding more ways to hack into systems and accounts, it is more important than ever to take necessary steps to protect yourself.
Maybe you lucked out and were not impacted lately by a data breach but you are worried about future data leaks. While data breaches are often not preventable by the victim, there are a few steps that you should take to prevent your information from being exposed for easy access:
As we become more reliant on technology, such as smartphones, we open ourselves to different forms of identity fraud. According to a 2012 Javelin Strategy and Research study, social media users are twice as likely to become a victim of identity theft as people that do not utilize social media. Additionally, smartphone users have a 33% higher risk for identity theft than the average consumer.
Many busy people have turned to online shopping to quickly check items off their holiday “To Do” list. Be sure to take the necessary precautions to protect your personal information from savvy online fraudsters by only shopping on secure websites.
With the holidays just around the corner you may need some direction on how to protect your information from common schemes. Here are some quick tips to make sure you are not exposing your identity to fraud:
Did you know one of the most common ways Identity Theft occurs is when someone uses a family member’s or friend’s information? Children often become victims due to a parent or guardian using the child’s information to obtain credit cards and loans.
It’s that time again, school will be starting soon and summer vacation is winding down. Back to school could mean sharing a dorm-room or providing important documents for registration. Here are some tips to help protect yourself and your family: