Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

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Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

As July melts into August, many college-age students are once again turning their thoughts (if they haven’t done so already) to that beast of complexity, the FAFSA form – which students must fill out if they want to receive financial aid. While there are many reputable companies that help prepare FAFSA forms, there are a… Read More

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

Identity Theft

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

The hackers who broke into AshleyMadison.com, a meeting place for people seeking extra-marital affairs, recently made good on their threat, exposing their first hostage-victim, a Massachusetts man. There are 37 million more quivering masses of flesh where he came from, and the people behind the compromise have vowed to release all of their customer information… Read More

9 Summer Scams & How You Can Avoid Them

Identity Theft

9 Summer Scams & How You Can Avoid Them

9 Summer Scams & How You Can Avoid Them

Summer is a time for sun, fun, exploration and relaxation. Unfortunately, as we unwind there are those who gear up to take advantage of our moments of diversion and distraction. Scammers love summer, too. Here are a few summer scams that can turn a much-needed break from work into a break-the-bank moment or make for… Read More

The State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices

Identity Theft

The State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices

The State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices

You may already know that every state has an unclaimed funds website that aims to reunite unclaimed property with the rightful owners. However, in the endeavor to provide consumers with as much information as possible, that information is also often easily viewable by potential identity thieves. The State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices ranks every… Read More

Is Your State Helping Scammers Rip You Off?

Identity Theft

Is Your State Helping Scammers Rip You Off?

Is Your State Helping Scammers Rip You Off?

As cybercriminals become more skilled, the privacy practices at many organizations have not kept apace. In the State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices that I’ve compiled, I found this to be the case at many state treasuries where the data exposed provides fraudsters with a crime exacta: claiming money that no one will ever miss… Read More

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