Security questions are another form of identity verification used by financial institutions and other organizations. The increase in fraud and identity theft has prompted these companies to implement additional security in an attempt to distinguish you from an imposter. But do they work?
Staying connected while traveling is easier than ever. Smartphones, wifi, and Bluetooth are just a few of the tools that enable us to remain connected with friends, family, and work from almost anywhere in the world. But these tools could also put you at risk for identity theft.
Facebook seems to be a glutton for punishment. Not even two weeks after it was learned that the popular social media site was storing user passwords in plaintext for years to be used by internal employees, user data is still showing up in unprotected places it shouldn’t be.
Carrie Kerskie, CEO of Griffon Force, was quoted in the Huffington Post article on how to tell if there is a hidden camera in your Airbnb.
Carrie Kerskie, CEO of Griffon Force, was quoted in a Consumer Reports article on what identity theft protection service can and cannot do for you.
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If you should receive a call from Microsoft or Apple, hang up the telephone. Microsoft and Apple have no idea who you are.
There are many websites offering access to your credit reports for free. Choosing the wrong website could end up costing you your identity. Find out which one is the only one to use.