News for Chamber

Monday, September 24, 2018
From ConsumerAffairs: We've all done it. We're not sure of our password, so we make multiple attempts to log into an account, and after too many tries we get locked out. So when you get an email from your bank saying they've locked you out of your account for that very reason and you need to "verify your account" or lose permanent access, maybe you take it seriously. But watch out. There's an ...read more
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
One of the top five paid apps in the Apple App Store, was accumulating data on its users and sending it overseas.  Adware Doctor, previously known as Adware Medic, was the fourth top app in the App store.  It portrayed itself as a security product, gaining the trust of its users.  It is because of its deceitful name and promises for security, users felt safe granting the app additional ...read more
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Monday, August 20, 2018
 5-year-old falls victim to identity theft From CBS in Hawaii: HOUMA – Identity theft can affect anyone, even a 5-year-old boy. “I am completely shocked,” Heather Karpinsky said. Karpinsky knew something was off when her 5-year-old son Gavin started to get letters in the mail. “I didn't think much of it until I got a letter that said, 'collection notice' also to Gavin. I opened it up and it ...read more
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Monday, August 13, 2018
From GovernmentExecutive: At a time when curbing identity theft is high on the Internal Revenue Service’s agenda, an Atlanta-based IRS employee has pleaded guilty to a stolen identity fraud scheme. The Justice Department announced on Thursday that IRS contact representative Stephanie Parker, based in Atlanta, admitted to at least five instances between September 2012 and March 2013 in which, ...read more
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Friday, July 20, 2018
They're hereeeeer!!! Google is preparing to plug a potential privacy leak with its Google Home smart speakers and Chromecast television devices that could reveal your location.  The vulnerability was discovered by the Tripwire security firm. Researcher Craig Young blogged that the problem stems from fundamental design choices that he says are prevalent among Internet of Things devices.  One ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Your key fob is in your home. Your car is parked and locked on the driveway. You had installed the latest, greatest alarm system. At a hefty cost. What about daytime at the local mall. Is your car still safe? You guessed it . . .   From USAToday: DETROIT – Given that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, what's an ex-FBI agent's advice to protect ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
MENIFEE, CA – Blitzer’s! Premium Frozen Yogurt is coming to Menifee, and they plan to lead the craze.Coming Soon – Blitzer’s! Premium Frozen Yogurt – Shoppes at the Lakes Blitzer’s!, to be located in Shoppes at the Lake, at 29101 Newport Road, Suite 103, will have seven build-it-yourself stations for frozen yogurt, gelato, custard, toppings, and other tasty desserts. Co-owner Roger Copp, ...read more
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Monday, March 19, 2018
  Do you regularly “cross-shred” your documents? Which documents should you shred? Take advantage of paper shredding events in your area. Dumpster diving is still alive and well. Read on from WWLP.com: “CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s important to properly dispose of personal information so it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. National Consumer Protection Week is designed to help people protect ...read more
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Once you're a member, your LegalShield team is constantly providing useful information. From the latest IDShield’s informational pieces: "The number of cyber-attacks against small businesses has more than doubled in the past 5 years. Small businesses are often targeted because many lack critical IT security policies and procedures, which larger organizations have in place. You have a duty to ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
It's that time of year again. Scamers are in full swing. You've read this information before but it pays to read again. From WHNT-TV: Tax time is in full swing, which means scammers are ready to steal your tax information and your refund, this is also known as tax identity theft. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a fake tax return using your personal information — like your Social ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Small Business owners have enough to worry about and now let's add a potential scam to the mix. Here's another scam to worry about. From the ConsumerAffairs: “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning employers to be on guard against the Form W-2 phishing scam as tax season gets underway. The scheme defrauded thousands of taxpayers and hundreds of organizations last year, and the tax ...read more
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Monday, November 27, 2017
“ 'Tis the season for clicking away on our computers and mobile devices. Most of us will be online even more than usual in the coming weeks. Oh, look at that great sale! Click. The kids are soo cute with the antler hats, have to post them on Facebook. Click. Responding to the Evite for the holiday party. Click. All that information sharing also makes us more vulnerable to cybersecurity ...read more
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
From the Miami Herald. A topic I touch on every once in awhile since I feel it is so important. We all have Social Security numbers, even children. Well, criminals are making good use of those numbers. Children are the new surprising target for identity thieves. Youngsters make great targets because if they become identity theft victims, it could be years before the crime is detected. This is ...read more
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Amazing, hackers can seemingly choose where, when, and how to strike. It seems that they can hack at will. I know quite a few Real Estate professionals in our area and wonder if this impacts there doing business. From ConsumerAffairs: "Buying a home can be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience under the best of circumstances. If you’re nearing closing on a new home, don’t let that stress make ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
When I signed up for #IDShield, an initial scan was completed. And yes, Yahoo! showed up. The scary thing was that the password listed was an old password. #IDShield has solved this challenge also with their #VAULT. A secure area on your #IDShield website to store passwords. You need to protect yourself from #identitytheft. This from ConsumerAffairs: “Yahoo’s massive 2013 data breach, ...read more
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Is your personal information 'personal'? This following story is the difference between having an identity theft MONITORING SERVICE like most services versus our identity theft RESTORATION SERVICE by the licensed investigators at Kroll and attorneys at LegalShield. Read this story, then contact me for more information. "I went to renew my drivers license in California and was told I couldn't ...read more
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