identity theft Archives

Workers in state wait to see if personal data was taken


Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack. The Office of Personnel Management announced late Thursday that it had detected, in April, a breach of worker records… Read More →

Holiday shopping identity theft prevention tips

With the holidays quickly approaching, consumers across the country look to the internet and their favorite stores to pick up the hottest gift items. Investment professional Megan E. Koopman provides guidance on how to safeguard your finances during the peak season of identity theft. “The threat of credit card fraud looms heavily at this time… Read More →

Survey: Cybersecurity Tops List of Concerns


Security related topics are often front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, but what concerns Americans the most? According to a new national survey from University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security, identity theft (70 percent) and personal cybersecurity (61 percent) are the security issues of greatest concern. These fears may be… Read More →

Identity Thieves Targeting the Deceased: Plan Now

Employee Theft
by in Featured | Legal

Identity theft is always a difficult and frustrating situation and could take many years to repair the damage done to one’s credit. However, today millions of Americans are being haunted with an even more disturbing situation: learning that a criminal is using the identity of a deceased loved one to apply for credit. An ID… Read More →

LifeLock Presents Free Identity Theft Summit

by in Business News | Events

LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) will provide a free, one-day identity theft summit for local law enforcement officials in Virginia. The award-winning educational summit will be hosted by the Piedmont Regional Crime Prevention Association on January 23. “LifeLock’s longstanding partnership with… Read More →

Businesses Need To Prepare For A New Federal Rule Aimed At Stopping Identity Theft

Federal Rule Aimed At Stopping Identity Theft - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Starting this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will begin enforcing a new law, the Red Flags Rule, to combat identity theft. It regulates most businesses that sell goods or services without a contemporaneous payment. It requires businesses to adopt written policies identifying and addressing red flags of identity theft patterns, practices or specific activities… Read More →