Privacy & Identity

Protecting Yourself from QR Code Fraud

February 22, 2024 • By

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Quick Response codes, better known as QR codes, are a very popular way to get information. QR codes are scannable barcodes that will direct you to a website. There are many legitimate and helpful uses for QR codes, from paying for parking to viewing a restaurant menu. But since scammers often use QR codes to carry […]

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Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

February 8, 2024 • By

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Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to impersonate you or steal from you. Did you know the consequences of identity theft are not just financial? These crimes have significant effects on relationships at work and home. They impact physical, mental, and emotional health and lead to lost opportunities for victims that are […]

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Social Security Cards Are Safer at Home

March 23, 2023 • By

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Scams to steal your personal information are at an all-time high. It’s important to continue to safeguard personal documents such as your Social Security card. A Social Security card is not an identification document. In many situations, you only need to know your Social Security number (SSN). Your physical card is not necessary for most […]

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Guard Your Card: Protect What’s Important to You

November 18, 2021 • By

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We encourage you not to carry your Social Security card with you every day. The best way to “Guard Your Card” is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states […]

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