Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

Depending on the age of your child, you may not be worried about his or her identity being stolen.  However, 1.3 million children are impacted by identity theft or fraud each year (Chappel, 2016), and a recent study indicated that up to 10% of America’s youth have potentially been targets of identity theft.  As students … Continue reading Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

Think Like an Identity Thief

Identity theft seems like a modern term, but today’s hackers did not invent the idea.  Historians can date what we refer to as identity theft all the way back to 3,500 B.C.E. in ancient Mesopotamia.  Thieves would steal cylinder seals used to show ownership of property and identification, then use them as their own1.  So, … Continue reading Think Like an Identity Thief

‘Tis the Season for Identity Theft

Black Friday: The official kick off to the annual year-end shopping spree for millions of Americans. Then, there is Cyber Monday, luring customers to shop online with bargains and sales not found in stores. We’re all guilty of it, prowling stores and shopping websites in desperate search for that perfect holiday gift. Unfortunately, our shopping … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Identity Theft