5 Tips to Protect Your Privacy Online

Identity theft is all about control. Who has control over your personal and financial information? Is it you, or the criminal on the other end of your computer using your information to apply for a credit card? Losing control of your personal information can be all...

Protect Your Business: Information Espionage Hotspots

You and your business are worth a lot of money, whether your bank accounts show it or not. The goldmine lies in your data, and everyone wants it. Competitors want to hire the employee you just fired for the thumb drive full of confidential files they smuggled out....

Protect Your Business: Information Espionage Hotspots

You and your business are worth a lot of money, whether your bank accounts show it or not. The goldmine lies in your data, and everyone wants it. Competitors want to hire the employee you just fired for the thumb drive full of confidential files they smuggled out....

Big Brother Lives in Your Browser

The world is spying on you, and you don’t really even know it. A recent investigation by the Wall Street Journal concludes that spying on consumers in order to sell their data is one of the fastest-growing internet businesses. Here is a summary of the most...

Protect Your Medical Records

Medical records are one-stop shopping for identity thieves. There is no need to slowly gather bits and pieces of someone’s personal information – it’s all packaged together: Social Security number, name, address, phone number, even payment accounts....

Deleting Your Facebook Account 101

How do I delete my Facebook account? I get asked this question every day. At my speeches, by my clients, by my friends and family. It used to be that people no longer wanted the mundane information overload that Facebook promotes. But now they are looking at it from a...

Protect Yourself Against Mail Fraud

The reality is that unsecured, curbside mailboxes are prime targets for people who are intent on committing the crime of identity theft. Although I would suggest to stop using the mail to send and receive identity documents, this is not always possible. Therefore,...

Google History and Your Privacy

What started in 1997 as a research project and a mission as the way to organize the world’s information has turned into the world’s largest search engine. Google has given anyone with an Internet connection access to more information than they realize....

Freeze Your Credit

Freezing your credit is the number one way to protect your financial identity from theft. Had I frozen my credit, neither of my cases of identity theft would have happened and I wouldn’t be an identity theft speaker today. A woman wouldn’t have used my...