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How to Minimize Your Damage from Inevitable Identity Theft

“It won’t happen to me!” is what many of us think and hope when we hear about other victims of crime. But when it comes…
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How To Get out of MyLife Directory Site

MyLife compiles personal data from several Internet sites with a stated mission of "helping people find and connect…
Online Shopping Dangers
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Cyber Monday started early this year ... Buyer Beware!

Cyber Monday deals used to begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend but just as Christmas trees appeared early…
How to opt out of Persopo
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Remove your information from Persopo

Persopo is one of many sites that provide quick and easy access to personal information originating in public records.…
Remove online personal information
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How to find your personal information on the Internet

In order to understand the dangers of having your personal data easily accessible online, the best place to start is…
Cyber Tips
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Six fraud avoidance tips from FBI Special Agent

At a recent Cyber Security/Fraud event in Los Angeles, I learned new and valuable information from an FBI Supervisory Special…
How to remove yourself from whitepages
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Opt Out of Whitepages - Revised Oct 2017

Whitepages is an important and commonly used directory however, when it comes to opting out, it is on my list of most…
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Remove your address and phone numbers from 10digits

10digits is a basic free online directory that contains names, home addresses and telephone numbers with satellite…
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Dangers of Seniors and Technology

Looking over my dad’s new smartphone photos, my heart skipped a beat. I was staring at vibrant photographs of every credit…
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We Don't Cover Stupid! How to protect sensitive data.

“We don’t cover stupid” is a reminder that ignorance and lack of expertise have become unacceptable excuses for technological…
Please keep your nose out of my business!
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Remove your personal information from CheckPeople

CheckPeople is one of many people directories that make our highly personal information easily and unnecessarily accessible.…
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Drones amongst us - what can we do about them?

A few weeks ago, a friend observed a drone in front of her house when she went to investigate an unusual sound. For about…
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Warning Signs of Tax Refund Fraud & What To Do About It

Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s social security number to claim a tax refund from…
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Opt Out of Whitepages - updated March 2015

The sale of our personal data continues to be an increasingly lucrative business and simultaneously identity theft…
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Beware of Snapcash and Venmo - a teen's perspective

Snapchat is a popular app that allows users to send and receive photos, messages and videos that disappear right after…