July 7, 2011

Shopping Online Safely: The Most Common Risks

Shopping online can often expose you to unnecessary risks and often people get duped into giving away their credit card details to fraudulent companies. However with caution you can avoid most credit card fraud and avoid the unnecessary hassle of cancelled cards and unexpected bills. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of [...]

How A Short Sale Can Damage Your Credit Score

A home used to be one of the best and safest investments you could make. Unlike cars, boats, or other big-ticket items, a home would appreciate in value. A car loses a lot of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot, but a home would gradually build in value as parks [...]

Ways to Protect your Family and Home from an Armed Robbery

Home is a place of refuge, a place where families can be together and feel safe. But what happens if someone breaks in, or attempts an armed robber? Your peaceful little world can get flipped upside down in a matter of seconds. Sadly it’s a reality that every family needs to prepare for.   Armed [...]

How safe are your credit card details?

  The PSN hacker scandal is just the latest in an increasingly worrying trend in online hacking and credit card fraud, as more and more elaborate and complex scams trick and defraud customers out of their hard-earned wages.    As consumers wise up to the benefits of online shopping, in terms of best prices, availability [...]

Understanding Employee Theft Insurance Coverage

Employee theft insurance coverage is a type of insurance that provides protection for the loss of funds or property due to theft from an employee. Although some policies may differ, some policies also offer protection from loss of fund due to technology such as computer or fund transfer fraud. Due to the large number of [...]

Internet Safety for Parents: Preventing your Children from Downloading Online

When it comes to internet safety for parents many people overlook the myriad of hazards that illegal online file sharing and downloading can potentially have. In this article we’re going to get to grips with some of these key problems and give you a few tips on how to prevent your child from downloading. The [...]

How to Protect Your Credit Cards From Identity Theft

This is the number one risk for identity theft in America so it’s a vital topic for us to talk about. Today, we’re moving out of the workplace and away from computers so we can look at how to protect your credit cards and debit cards from being used by an identity thief. According to [...]

How Long does it take to Restore Identity after it is Stolen?

It can take a fairly long time to restore your identity once it’s been stolen unless you are able to detect it quickly and shut the thief down fast.  If the thief gets a large window of time to work with then it grows much, much harder and turns into a far more convoluted process.  [...]

Selling your Old Computer and Protecting your Identity

You may not have ever stopped to consider just how much personal information lives inside of your PC.  But our PCs are a wealth of information to any identity thief.  Somewhere in your hard drive there are usernames, passwords, credit card information, banking account numbers, and perhaps even tax information.  This is just as bad [...]

Documents you should never put in Your Mailbox

A lot of people think about incoming mail when they start thinking about mail thievery.  But did you know that outgoing mail could provide just as many opportunities to identity thieves?  And because we put up those bright red flags to let the postman know there are things to pick up, we can also advertise [...]