FTC Announces New ID Theft Report

November 9, 2016 Jackie 0

When your BBB® is out in the community making presentations to groups, there is almost always at least one person who has been the victim of identity theft. For many victims, it is difficult to know what to do first. […]

Protecting Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft

August 4, 2016 Tom 0

Many consumers take steps every day to protect their identity and financial information, but what about probably one of the most sinister forms of identity theft, medical id theft?  Your BBB® wants to provide information today to help consumers spot […]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2016

January 27, 2016 Jackie 0

January 24 – 30, 2016 is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and your BBB® brings you news about this important week. Tax identity theft occurs when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to obtain a fraudulent […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

October 12, 2015 Susan 0

  Identity theft is a common and growing problem, and once personal information is compromised, the outcomes can be devastating. Information may be compromised by theft of personal documents, phishing for information online, or even convincing phone requests by those […]

Secure Your ID Day 2015

September 18, 2015 Amanda 0

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, BBBs across North America will host a helpful identity theft prevention event called Secure Your ID Day. Your BBB® will be one of them. We’ve done several blog posts on identity theft in the past, […]

Farcing, The Latest Form of ID Theft

August 27, 2015 Michael 0

“Phishing” attempts to get you to disclose personal information via email or telephone. “Smishing” refers to deceptive text messages, and “Vishing” refers to deceptive voicemails. Your BBB® is receiving a dramatic increase of calls concerning the use of Social Media […]

Social Security Scams Still Abound

August 10, 2015 Tom 0

There are more than 55 million recipients of Social Security Benefits, and senior citizens are a prime target for these scams. One such scheme, of which your BBB® is aware, is having benefits diverted to scammer’s bank account or prepaid […]

FTC Announces New ID Theft Resource

June 12, 2015 Jackie 0

A charge shows up on your credit card statement that you don’t recognize, and in checking it out, you learn that your identity has been stolen. But what should you do? Your BBB® has learned that the Federal Trade Commission […]