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10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

You may have heard of identity theft, but what does this term really mean? Identity theft is defined as the deliberate assumption of another person’s identity. A criminal, or fraudster, acquires and uses the victim’s personal information, such as a Social Security Number or driver’s license number to take out loans, obtain new credit cards, rent an apartment, make fraudulent purchases and other criminal activities.

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Equifax Breach Update

At this time, it appears there were just over 200,000 credit cards among the 143 million records potentially compromised. Equifax has indicated that debit cards were not exposed – therefore criminals are unlikely to have the capability to withdraw funds from a checking account.

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Are you setting yourself up for identity theft?

With the onset of social media, people seem to have lost the concept of oversharing. Vacation pictures, baby updates, life achievements, location check-ins, and more consume our feeds. It’s not unusual to want to share what we are doing with our virtual friend...

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How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity theft is not going away any time soon, in fact, it will probably continue to worsen before it improves. However, you don’t have to be the next victim of identity theft or fraud. There are 11 types fraud and identity theft threats you should be aware of. Being able to identify common threats will help you protect yourself in the future.

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The Latest in Personally Identifiable Information on the Dark Web

The Latest in Personally Identifiable Information on the Dark Web

Every day, cyber criminals of varying skill levels and capabilities buy and sell stolen consumer and business credentials on the dark web. While once perceived to be an inaccessible, mysterious place, the dark web of today is very much within reach. Less technical, younger individuals can access the dark web and participate in underground commerce with just a few clicks. Protect your identity with SHERPA.

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