News for Chamber

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
Categories: Human Interest, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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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Monday, September 18, 2017
So, 143 MIILION folks had there Equifax accounts breached. Do you really care? How many of you are in the “I'll wait and see” attitude. Have you done anything about protecting your personal information.“Yes, I have Phil”, you say. “I went to the Equifax website, found that I'm vulnerable and signed up for the free 1 year monitoring service.” Well a couple bits of information: 1) by signing up ...read more
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Monday, September 04, 2017
Let's keep an eye on this class action suit. I'm always amazed at how much money the attorneys walk away with. My wife was part of a $65M class action suit against LifeLock. Her check was for $19.82: Over one billion Yahoo users whose personal information was compromised due to a series of massive data breaches will get their day in court, according to a ruling passed down by U.S. District ...read more
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Sunday, August 06, 2017
Let me ask you, is a contract written to protect the seller, or the buyer? I love it when I sit down with a potential LegalShield client concerning protecting their legal rights and personal information against identity theft. They tell me they don't sign contracts, especially when it comes to cell, cables, and other such utilities. Well, I beg to differ. These are all contracts, and should be ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
It pays to read the fine print, or better yet, have an attorney do it for you. And remember, with a LegalShield plan document review is free as part of the monthly membership. From Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs: Wells Fargo has revealed that approximately 570,000 consumers who financed auto purchases through the bank may have been sold a collateral protection insurance (CPI) without their ...read more
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