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You can put a lock on your door and store your sensitive documents in a safety deposit box. But in today’s online world, safeguarding your identity is a moving target.
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With tens of millions of shoppers’ identities compromised in the holiday data attack on Target, and a small attack at Neiman Marcus, protecting personal information has become a top concern for Americans. For this week’s #millennialmoney Twitter chat, Jonathan Gedeon, a certified credit counselor with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, answered your questions about how to monitor your financial accounts and safeguard your identity.
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Fraud and scams cost Americans more than $1.6 billion last year. According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 2 million cases of fraud in 2013, down slightly from the previous year.
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March marks an important month that has the potential to protect those who pay close attention.
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Calgary’s strong housing market combined with post-flood construction could be the perfect recipe for unscrupulous contractors, warn local fraud experts.
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MONTREAL – Digitally connected young Canadians have become regular targets of phishing scams — fraudsters trying to steal personal information for financial gain, according to a new survey by Visa Canada.
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• Use good password practices. Include numbers, special characters and capital letters. Stay away from words found in the dictionary. Don’t use the same password for everything. Change your passwords often.
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Sentencing for a former Lethbridge man who faces several criminal charges relating to real estate fraud will have to be rescheduled.
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EDMONTON – Seven home contractors face nearly a dozen charges between them following a sting operation by government investigators, the province said Monday.
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