What To Do If Your Mail Is Stolen

Mail theft often goes unnoticed, because many thieves are sneaky. They may take only what is useful to them, leaving the junk mail for their unsuspecting victims. Sometimes, though, you just know. Perhaps you haven’t received anything in days, or your junk mail is strewn about the sidewalk. Maybe there are opened empty envelopes in…

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Beware of Online Phishing!

“Wells Fargo” sends request for account information – Don’t fall for this! As I was sorting through my e-mail today, I noticed an “Account Security Measures Notification” from “Wells Fargo” notifying me that my identity had been compromised. (E-mail in .pdf included below). Right away, I knew it was a scam, especially since Wells Fargo…

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FTC Reports ID Theft Up (Again) in 2011

ID Theft to collect government benefits up 11% According to the FTC, for the 12th year in a row, Identity Theft was the number one consumer complaint in 2011. This follows trends reported by Javelin Strategy in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Since 2001, the number of identity theft complaints has risen every year except one.…

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Rob McKenna Named Security Leader for ID Theft Prevention

Security Magazine includes Washington Attorney General in 2008 list of Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry For the third year running, Security Magazine has published a list of the “25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” including, among others, government leaders, industry authors, CSOs and researcher pioneers. This year, our own…

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