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Yet another major theft..

Just one more example of why we’re fools to keep using this tech.

Image-I-Nation supply chain breach exposes data of major credit agencies’ customers

Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, experienced a supply chain breach that left users’ personal information exposed for as long as two weeks.

This breach disclosure highlights just how little control individuals have over the security and location of their personal data..Read more..

February 14, 2019 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fraud Prevention Tips

Follow these tips to help protect yourself from fraud.

  • Carry only necessary information with you. Leave your social security card and unused credits cards at home in a safe and secure location.
  • Make photocopies of vital information you carry regularly and store them in a secure place, such as a safety deposit box.
  • Do not provide your Social Security number unless absolutely necessary.
  • Replace paper invoices, statements and checks with electronic versions, if offered by your employer, bank, utility provider or merchant.
  • Shred documents containing personal or financial information before discarding. Most fraud and identity theft incidents happen as a result of mail and garbage theft.
  • Review your credit report at least once a year, looking for suspicious or unknown transactions. You can get a free credit report once a year from each of the three major credit bureaus at For a small fee you can obtain a copy at any time directly from:
  • Place outgoing mail in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox to reduce the chance of mail theft.
  • Promptly retrieve incoming mail to limit the opportunity for theft.
  • Know your billing and statement cycles. Contact the company’s customer service department if you stop receiving your regular bill or statement.

Today’s free download: I found this list on the . This site is a valuable public service that contains much useful advice, such as “How Fraudsters Operate”, “How To Protect Yourself”, and “Online, Mobile, Computer and Email Security Tips”. It is a free education, so check it out.

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September 26, 2008 Posted by | advice, cyber crime, e-mail, how to, Internet scam, phraud, privacy, security | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment