Deter. Detect. Defend. FROM THE FTC

Check out this powerful video from the Federal Trade Commission. It features real victims of identity theft sharing their stories, and lessons we can all learn from. Just click on the image to launch.

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NealOFarrell Your Personal Security Advisor is Neal O’Farrell, one of the world’s leading identity theft and cybersecurity experts. Neal has been fighting identity theft and cybercrime around the world for more than thirty years and is one of the most sought-after speakers and experts.

Neal is Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, an award-winning non-profit that provides free support to victims of identity theft and free training to law enforcement. He is head of the Small Business Identity Task force at the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Cybersecurity Working Group. He is also a member of the Consumer Steering Committee of the Identity Ecosystem, a part of the White House' National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, and a member of the Anti-Phishing Working group, and the Online Trust Alliance.
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Protecting Your Kids From Identity theft

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This great free guide from the Federal Trade Commission is packed with expert advice to protect your kids from identity theft.

  • Protecting Kids and the Elderly from Identity Theft

    Numerous studies have found that those at highest risk of identity theft are kids and the elderly. One recent study found that out of 40,000 kids evaluated, more than one in ten had a compromised identity.

    How to Spot and Avoid Scams and Frauds

    Every year millions of Americans lose hundreds of millions of dollars to scams, cons, and frauds – some so clever it's easy to understand why some victims could fall for them. Here are some of the most common.
  • Keeping Identity Theft Out Of Your Business

    As a small business owner there are many things you can do to minimize the risk of facilitating an identity theft crime, and to minimize the loss if your security precautions fail.

    Cyber Security Basics Every Business Owner Should Know

    According to a study on data breaches by Verizon "Small to medium-sized businesses represent prime attack targets for many hackers, who favor highly automated, repeatable attacks against these more vulnerable targets."
  • Learning To Stay Safe Online

    While the internet is full of great opportunities, it also has its fair share of bandits, thieves, and scammers who have created ingenious ambushes to part you from your identity and your money. But a good balance of safe practices and free security tools should help keep you safe.

    Don't Let Facebook Compromise Your Safety Or Security

    There are now more than a billion people around the world on Facebook, and not all of them want to be your friend. Crooks always follow the crowds, which is why so many crooks are not turning to Facebook in search of unwary users.


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