Tag: identity theft

Documents to Shred: Prevent Identity Theft

[ 0 ] October 18, 2019 |
Documents to Shred: Prevent Identity Theft

  Identity Theft is becoming very easy, as personal information is more readily available on computers. Though some identity thieves still go about taking personal information the old-fashioned way – through paper statements and bills. One way to prevent these scoundrels from stealing your information is to work pro-actively. Don’t just toss your bills and […]

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Protecting Your Identity and Finances in Light of the Equifax Breach

[ 0 ] October 16, 2017 |
Protecting Your Identity and Finances in Light of the Equifax Breach

The staff at IAACU has received a lot of questions regarding the recent Equifax data breach.   Though there have been many high profile breaches (Target, Ebay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot – to name a few), this one seems unprecedented due to the number of people affected combined with the amount and type of personal […]

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ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One was centered around Phishing, a big topic in information security and identity theft. It’s easy to be a victim of Phishing because the person trying to get information is often seemingly trustworthy. To summarize the Micro-Talk, we’ve […]

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How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015 |
How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

When it comes to securing personal information, many consumers know that they should shred sensitive documents and avoid mobile banking over public Wi-Fi connections. But sometimes the threat of identity theft doesn’t come from a stranger: “Familiar fraud” or “family fraud” happens when someone you know uses your personal information to open accounts or make […]

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