Major scams targeting older Americans Scammers target older Americans to the tune of $500 million in 2020. The pandemic fueled spikes in almost all top categories of fraud, according to FTC officials quoted in this AARP article. Of particular concern, online shopping scams soared 129% over 2019. The highest dollar scams occur in “romance” scams.
Protecting your financial data just keeps getting more and more complicated and time-consuming. Yet if you don’t take the proper precautions, the vulnerabilities that exist could cost you enormously if your data is compromised or worse yet, your identity is stolen. The Equifax breach occurred 18 months ago and shocked the nation. See prior Insight
The Equifax breach occurred one year ago and shocked the nation: data breach. That was all in the past and doesn’t affect us today, right? No! Still today, there are serious ramifications affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, as noted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and
Equifax Security Breach Equifax security breach caused havoc for millions. Here are some steps you can take now to protect yourself. Credit agency Equifax announced on Sept 7 that it suffered a data breach affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. The hack exposed names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and driver’s license numbers—all critical pieces