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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Don’t Be Fooled by Equifax Scam

Posted: 9/29/2017

Don’t Be Fooled by Equifax Scam

Scammers are using the recent Equifax data breach to contact consumers and defraud them. The FTC warned that consumers have been receiving calls from individuals posing as Equifax employees, calling to “verify” account information. Be aware that this is a scam and these callers are only out to get your information to use it fraudulently....Read more

Tags: FTC, scam, identity theft, data breach, Equifax

Medicare Cards Are Getting an Update

Posted: 6/26/2017

Medicare Cards Are Getting an Update

If you are a Medicare recipient, be on notice that your card is getting a new look. The U.S. Government announced that by April 2019, Social Security numbers will be removed from the card. The new cards will display a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status...Read more

Tags: Medicare, identity theft

Phishing Scams Targeting Businesses—Don’t Get Hooked

Posted: 5/11/2016

Phishing Scams Targeting Businesses—Don’t Get Hooked

Business owners and operators need to be on the lookout for phishing scams that are currently circulating. Recently the FBI, California State Attorney General, and other agencies have warned of spoofed emails making the rounds requesting sensitive information, asking to change passwords or other security features, or transfer money into a new account number. Scammers are spoofing CEO and executive email addresses and requesting items such as W-2 forms and wire transfer requests. The emails appe...Read more

Tags: identity theft, phishing, data protection

Warning Signs of Tax-Related I.D. Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Posted: 3/17/2016

Warning Signs of Tax-Related I.D. Theft and How to Protect Yourself

For most people, dealing with the Internal Revenue Service is an unwelcome undertaking. But if you are a victim of tax-related I.D. theft, the IRS is the first place you want to contact to obtain assistance. The issue has been important enough to warrant the collaboration between the IRS, the states, and tax industry professionals, who have launched safeguards to combat the problem. To aid the public, Business Consumer Alliance offers helpful information on how to recognize tax-related I.D. thef...Read more

Tags: IRS, identity theft, social security number

Time Warner Cable Announces Roadrunner Service Security Breach

Posted: 1/8/2016

Time Warner Cable Announces Roadrunner Service Security Breach

Some 320,000 Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers may have had their emails and passwords leaked. The second largest cable provider in the United States has stated that they are unaware how customer information was obtained, but there is no indication that their systems were breached...Read more

Tags: data breach, identity theft

9 Ways to Keeping Customer Information Secure

Posted: 1/8/2016

9 Ways to Keeping Customer Information Secure

With so much sensitive information involved with everyday transactions, sound security measures are essential to prevent information falling into the wrong hands. And just in case there is a breach, having a plan to deal with these types of situations is vital. Here are practical tips to help your business establish or tighten up your security....Read more

Tags: data breach, identity theft, security

LifeLock Agrees to $100 Million Settlement to Resolve FTC Contempt Allegations

Posted: 12/22/2015

LifeLock Agrees to $100 Million Settlement to Resolve FTC Contempt Allegations

LifeLock, Inc. has agreed to one of the largest redress settlements of its kind to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) claims that it failed to comply with an earlier order regarding false advertising. Back in 2010, the FTC, along with 35 state attorneys general, filed a complaint against LifeLock, claiming it mislead consumers regarding their identity theft protection services....Read more

Tags: identity theft, settlement

ID Theft Alert: Skimmers Found at Safeway Stores in CA and CO

Posted: 12/17/2015

ID Theft Alert: Skimmers Found at Safeway Stores in CA and CO

Safeway is conducting an investigation after learning that some of their stores were victimized by crooks using credit card skimming devices. Credit card terminals at checkout lanes in various Safeway stores in California and Colorado were compromised. It appears that the skimming operation was discovered at locations in Denver, Arvada, Englewood, Conifer, and Lakewood Safeway stores in Colorado and similar attacks were conducted in a few California stores as well....Read more

Tags: Safeway, credit card skimming, data breach, identity theft

VTech Hack Exposes Information of Over 6 Million Children

Posted: 12/11/2015

VTech Hack Exposes Information of Over 6 Million Children

VTech, a global supplier of kids technology, has been added to the rash of businesses that have undergone security breaches recently. These breaches have become almost commonplace and new hacks are being announced at alarming rates. With so much of our information online, it appears the difficulty in keeping that information secure has become a daunting task. The recent VTech breach reminds us to be mindful of the information we put out there, not only about ourselves, but about our children....Read more

Tags: VTech, data breach, identity theft, security breach

BCA Scam Watch Pro Safe Secure

Posted: 6/29/2015

BCA Scam Watch Pro Safe Secure

Pro Safe Secure, a company that claims to provide identity theft protection services, has landed on BCA's scam watch list, ironically for allegations of theft. Consumers have reported numerous accounts of unauthorized charges from this company and difficulty getting refunds....Read more

Tags: identity theft, scam watch

Complimentary Identity Protection to Select Albertson's Customers

Posted: 10/7/2014

Complimentary Identity Protection to Select Albertson's Customers

In the wake of a data breach, Albertson's announced they will provide one year of complimentary identity protection to affected customers. If you're a customer, read on to find out the details....Read more

Tags: security breach, identity theft

How To Place A Credit Freeze

Posted: 10/6/2014

How To Place A Credit Freeze

Identity theft, security breaches, and unauthorized credit inquiries are just a few reasons you may need to consider placing a credit freeze on your credit report. A credit freeze, also called a security freeze, allows you to control access to your credit report. Read our guide on how to place a credit freeze to protect your credit....Read more

Tags: identity theft, consumer tips, credit reports, security breach, credit freeze, How To Guide