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ID Fraud up 13 Percent – Javelin Identity Fraud Report

In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, a 13 percent jump from 2010.  People are monitoring credit cards more thoroughly then ever before and credit card companies have beefed up their security procedures to help prevent fraud.  So why the increase in fraud?

Turns out that thieves have moved on to smartphones and social media.  People tend to let their guard down a little bit when dealing with the phone and social networks, leaving the door open for scammers to take advantage of them.

One thing to keep in mind is that thieves are always one step ahead More >

Another Facebook Scam

You may have seen them already.  They are popping up on accounts all over the place.  More and more people have them.  I’m talking about the new “Timeline” design for Facebook.  You can opt in for the new format right now, or wait to be forced into it later.  For a lot of people, They opted in early to receive it, only to find out that they don’t like it.  But there is no way to go back to the old one.  This is where the scams come in.

Scammers heard the complaints and have taken action.  Pages and apps are More >