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Monday, February 27, 2017
Americans remain apathetic about identity theft protection, according to the second annual Tax Season Risk Report , from Scottsdale, Ariz.-based CyberScout, which suggested taxpayers must still take ownership to protect their filings. While the Internal Revenue Service took steps to reduced tax ID theft a pattern of poor practices leaves much of the public vulnerable. Most Americans (58%) are not ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, February 06, 2017
Just when you thought this would be old hat, it's BACK!! Read on . . . I really endorse “Hiya”. I have this app on my cell and find it very useful. “ Scams seem to be cyclical. The "Grandparents scam" was big for a while, but faded away once the public began hearing about it. But now it's back, ensnaring senior citizens once again. That's how scammers ...read more
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Monday, January 23, 2017
By combining our Small Business plan with our partner company GoSmallBiz a small business lessens the chance of risk. With LegalShield Small Business Solutions our goal is to give small businesses big business resources on a small business budget; “ According to Small Business Administration (SBA) statistics approximately 40% of small businesses fail to survive more than three years. It is ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Small businesses pay an average of $7,600 a year in legal expenses. Avoid surprises and prepare for common legal issues by reading our top tips of 2016. Nearly 60% of small businesses have experienced significant legal events in the past two years. Understanding potential legal issues faced by many small business owners will save you money by helping you avoid common problems and being prepared ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, December 12, 2016
My wife recently had knee surgery and was laid up in a care facility for physical therapy for a couple of weeks. As I become more aware of identity theft and fraud my eyes are opening up to how easy this is. In both facilities, I could not believe how easy it is to get around. And as staff became more familiar with my 'smiling face' it would have made it that much easier to move around. ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
I had read sometime back, that many contractors were including in their contract with you a clause stating that the contractor would be able to sue you if you wrote a bad review about that contractor. As a member of LegalShield we receive timely newsletters. And remember, with LegalShield one of the benefits is Trial Defense Services. So, if you or your spouse are named as a defendant or ...read more
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Monday, October 03, 2016
One of the many perks being a member of IDShield are the timely newsletters we receive. Here is the latest concerning voting scams. “ Ever react to something quickly and then almost immediately feel regret? Recently an IDShield member called after having such an experience. She explained that as she walked out of a local store, two individuals holding clip boards and pens approached her ...read more
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Monday, October 03, 2016
Whether with IDShield or some other service, it is important to have some sort of monitoring. Especially with the recent Yahoo breach – 500 MILLION accounts stolen. Here's an update: Security analysts report that the Yahoo Data Breach, initially thought to be a state-sponsored hack, was actually perpetrated by Eastern European Organized Crime . Over 500 million records were ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 26, 2016
From a recent AARP article. This pops up every once in awhile. It seems like scams run in cycles. You ever see an ad on TV that you haven't seen for quite some time? It seems the same with scam – there's seasonal scams, and then there are scams that seemed to go away. But then come back – bigger and better than ever! “ The latest ploy cybercrooks are using to spread ...read more
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How many packages do we send and receive and follow on its journey by email notification? The following is a heads up for everyone. I found this in ConsumerAffairs: Students going back to school should be especially wary of these cons “ With September finally here, students across the nation have been making their way back to college campuses. Whether they’re returning for another ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Thursday, September 01, 2016
It's an on-going concern that will only grow. Unfortunately many children don't find out that they have been a victim until they apply for some sort of credit. This is years later! Also, and this is very disturbing, but a good percentage of child identity theft is directly attributed to THEIR PARENTS. I'm not going to pass judgment, but why would a parent put a child at this kind of ...read more
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Subtitle: Thieves use high and low-tech strategies to steal personal information Just like the opposite end of the age spectrum, college students are also at risk. Parents often overlook the fact that young children are often at risk. And sad to say, most identity theft of young children is done by their own parents. This is an article by Jonathon Berr: “ College students and their parents ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Monday, August 15, 2016
Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone. For many it is the primary access point for email and web browsing. Businesses have also taken advantage of these tools to speed up service or promote a brand. If your business is not mobile ready, it probably should be. The following information explains the benefits of mobile technology and how it may help you grow your business. Google Searches ...read more
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Subtitle: Today's tech savvy car thieves are finding easy pickings I've read in the recent past where you're car can be hacked, while you're driving. Very scary. Now this. All this technological advancements seem to make easier for thieves. I'm ready to go back to my 1971 VW ! Interesting information I found in Consumer Affairs: “ The old method of a car thief breaking ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
It's that time of year we all enjoy our cars looking their best. Some of us take it to our local car wash/detailer. Some of us like to DIY. I'm one of these folks. Like seeing the satisfaction of the result; also good therapy. I got this from our local newspaper. 1.A big old soft sock makes a perfect hand mitt for buffing the wax on your car. 2.To rid of stale odors from the ventilation ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
It's difficult to stay ahead. Trying to stay up-to-date is nearly impossible. Professional monitoring by an established, reputable company is your best bet. The problem of identity theft is a serious one. As we have reported on in the past, millions fall victim each year. But as these hackers get more experienced in stealing your identity, the ways they do it become more advanced. This is ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Subtitle: A Lake Elsinore parolee and a Winchester woman have been caught with a carload of evidence suggesting mail and identity theft. If you thought you were immune or thought ID fraud is someone else's problem, think again. Can't get any closer to our neighborhood than this. Taken from our own Press-Enterprise: “ For at least the second time in three months , a Lake Elsinore ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, May 16, 2016
It is estimated that 25 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a major disaster. Developing a solid recovery plan will give your business a chance to bounce back. There are additional steps you must take to ensure your plan is effective. You will need to evaluate your insurance coverage and train employees before disaster strikes. The following information will help you create the right plan ...read more
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Truebill says it can save consumers an average of $512 a year This happens all the time. In fact, there are times I would like to try a product, and as soon as I see the word “Trial”, I check to see if a credit card is needed. If so, no way. I don't want the hassle of keeping track of how long the trial lasts. And how many of you are billed BEFORE the trial ends. This from a story ...read more
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