Half the Internet Harvests Your Personal Data

July 19, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And the companies that have it aren’t protecting it.

You’re More Likely To be A Victim Of This Crime If You Have Less To Steal

July 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.

Cyber Attacks Are Coming and We Know It

July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them

Wi-Fi Warning: Unplug While on Vacation

July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye

Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.

How Can I NOT Be a Victim Of Identity Theft?

July 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?

Even Medical Devices Aren’t Scam-Free

July 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.

A credit card for kids isn't a bad idea

Just Because You Can Save Your Credit Card Info Doesn’t Mean You Should

July 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Most online shoppers do it for convenience, but is it safe?

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6 Cellphone Secrets That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Year

June 16, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can pay less for more service. Here’s how.

How to Avoid Identity Theft

We Make Identity Theft Too Easy

June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.

Everyone’s At Risk Of Identity Theft

June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Rich or poor, hackers want your information

Banks At Highest Risk For Hack

May 30, 2017 | Joe Pye

Experts say it’s likely that multiple companies will be hacked at same time this year.

Information Technology Departments Don’t Care About Security

May 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.

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Can “Debt Tech” Robots Keep You From Going Broke?

May 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

With self-driving cars already taking to the road, is it so far-fetched to think robots can keep you out of debt?

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Cyber Attacks are Growing, Protection Isn’t

May 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.

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Spotify Wants Users to Commit to a Paid Subscription

May 8, 2017 | Emily Bloch

A new deal with Universal Music Group could force millions to shell out $10 a month — here’s why it’s worth it.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Americans Give Up Security for Deals

May 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The younger the consumer, the more likely they are to hand over personal data. The more likely they are to hand over their data, the higher the expectation to use that data positively.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: When Hackers Attack

May 5, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Are computers hackers really smart? Or are we really stupid?

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Vinyl’s Not Dead

April 17, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Physical music sales would be in the toilet if it weren’t for this analog anomaly

Your Bank Card Info Is Going to Get Stolen

April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.

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Waiting Until Tax Day to File Is How You Get Ripped Off

April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.

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Tech Can’t Solve Every Entrepreneur’s Problem

April 6, 2017 | John Rampton

Here’s how technology HASN’T changed what it takes to be successful entrepreneur.

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Ask the Expert: How Sick Is This Form Of Identity Theft?

April 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks his identity was stolen from an urgent care center. Now what?

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How You’re Going to Get Hacked This Year

March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.

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Our Tax Data Keeps Getting Stolen but It’s All Good

March 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.

Does Big Business Have a Big Problem With Identity Theft?

March 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This is shaping up to be a bad year for data breaches, but does anyone care?

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It’s Coming from Inside the Hospital

March 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves
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Medical Records are Stolen Every Single Day

March 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

44 percent of Americans are worried about their personal health care information being stolen and at least one record is stolen everyday.

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10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

Is it time to buy a TV? Shop carefully.

7 Hints to Help You Score the Perfect TV

December 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Dvorkin On Debt: “Elder Financial Abuse” Is Real – And Growing

December 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Thieves and even family members are increasingly targeting senior citizens.

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Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Tis The Season For Holiday Stealing

November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.

How to get IRS tax debt help

Ask The Expert: Is This IRS Letter Legit Or A Scam? [video]

November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.

Technology tops consumer holiday wish list

Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016 | John Rampton

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Don’t Give It Up!

October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.

Amy Schumer Is a Scam

September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

Russian password hackers aren't that scary

Feds Warn Of ‘Serious’ Flaws In Popular Anti-Virus Software

August 16, 2016 | Money Talks News

The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.

Are You Selling Your Personal Information for Nothing?

June 30, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Do you have old hard drives you want to sell or get rid of? Chances are you’ll leave private information on them once you hand them over.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

Avoiding Impostor Scams By Talking About Them

June 30, 2016 | Debt.com

If you get threatened over an old debt, say nothing to the caller. Talk to everyone else.