While we’ve been busy with the holidays, it appears thieves from around the world have been busy devising new ways to steal from people. Here are some of the latest ill-begotten schemes we’ve heard about, and suggestions for how youREAD MORE

The stunning announcement by Anthem Blue Cross that 80 million of its customers’ private information was stolen by hackers has a lot of people worried about protecting their identity—and rightfully so. The latest in a string of high profile “megaREAD MORE

Phishing, pharming, pretexting, smishing – these are words that weren’t even in our vocabulary 10 years ago.  These new words have been developed to describe different forms or methods of common financial scams.  With financial scams being called the “crimeREAD MORE

It seems that news reports about the hacking of some popular website, and the resulting compromising of millions of user names, passwords and other personal data, have become much too commonplace. Do you use a strong password? There’s a veryREAD MORE

Recently, financial companies have seen a marked increase in the incidence and sophistication of financial fraud, especially through email. Charles Schwab has informed us that industry-wide attempts at financial fraud have increased more than ten-fold over the past five yearsREAD MORE