Tag Archives: Identity theft


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Frauds & Scams Your Money & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Ways to Prevent Identity Theft [Infographic]

With approximately 9 million U.S. identity theft victims each year, this www.onlinemba.com infographic provides useful information on how to prevent this crime from happening to you. The chart below shows the most common ways in which crooks get your information. It also gives tips on how to improve the password security of your online accounts to reduce your chances of being victimized. Check out Lawyers.com for more information on identity theft and remember “You Are Not Safe Online!”

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Don’t Let Your Employer Hijack Your LinkedIn Account

While the Phonedog case is the one everyone thinks of when employer ownership of employees’ social media accounts comes up, another case indicates that it remains a very tricky issue. Linda Eagle’s lawsuit against her former employer, Edcomm, over its alleged hijacking of her LinkedIn account may not end well for her, but it serves as an important warning for employees who mingle their business with pleasure when it comes to social media.   ‘Hijacking’ Facts Linda Eagle founded and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

Federal Bill Spotlights Debt Collection Abuse—Again Debt collectors can be a persistent and even frightening. Calls all day, confusing and threatening letters, and fear of legal action by creditors. Did you know that federal law regulates the practices of debt collectors? At least one U.S. senator doesn’t think it goes far enough and wants to expand protections for consumers. Find Out More…   Minimizing Your Risk Of Identity Theft Identity theft is a serious crime and it’s on the rise. It …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Laura Kresich  
[Infographic] You Are Not Safe Online!

You know when you complete an online form — say on the NBC or Home Depot website — and give out your name, email address and personal information? Your information gets sold to other companies and can wind up in the hands of hackers and criminals who conduct identity theft. As the infographic shows, Facebook and social media are all about sharing, but you may be giving away your privacy. Created by: OnlineMarketingDegree.net

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Credit Processor Pays $1 Million for Data Breach

Think your credit card information is secure? Think again. Last month, Heartland Payment Systems, a national credit processor, settled a class action lawsuit to the tune of $1 million after a staggering 130 million credit card numbers were stolen from its system by hackers in December 2007. Only 11 people qualified for payment, rest of money went to non-profits Fair Credit Reporting Act questionably cited in the lawsuit FCRA does provide consumer protections for victims of fraud and identity theft …

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