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I Helped Myself Get Hacked

My Saturday started out like it normally would. Grab a coffee, check my emails, get a plan together for what I needed to do that day. By all accounts, it started out pretty normal. I went online to Z-Supply to order a pair of shorts that I wanted.

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Caller ID Spoofing

Caller ID Spoofing is what happens when a caller (oftentimes scammers) deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Their attempts are very clever, and oftentimes appear to be legitimate.

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Alternative Loan Monitoring

True or False: All loans show up on your credit report If you rely on your credit report to show all loans that have been taken out in your name, you’re in for a surprise. Why? Because alternative loans do not show up on credit reports.

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Medical Identity Monitoring

Medical Identity Theft is becoming an increasingly common issue, and if you’re not constantly monitoring claims being made to your account, you’re risking the effects of fraudulent medical claims. Did you know? Healthcare data breaches occur...

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Setting Up Your IDSeal Account

IDSeal’s all-in-one subscriptions include so many helpful identity theft and device protection features for an incredible price, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of them! Whether you’re new to IDSeal or have been...

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Spam Calls & Scam Calls

Do you know the difference between a scam call and a spam call? Scam calls are nothing new, but like other criminal activities, they are becoming more sophisticated, which means that we must know what...

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My Wife Is a Zombie

I’m sure you’re wondering what I mean when I say that my wife is a zombie, and it’s a story you’ll really be able to sink your teeth into (bonus for you, I love dad...

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How To Use Credit Freezes & Fraud Alerts

In a world where fraud and identity theft run rampant and methods for protecting your credit file are many, it’s important to understand what methods of protection you have available and what they offer to...

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Social Media Check-In

June 30th is World Social Media Day, which is a day designated for celebrating all of the relationships that have been made and kept through social media. Many of us never understood the depth of...

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The Best Protection When Fighting Malvertising

Did you know that anyone who sees an ad on the internet is at risk for a malvertising attack? Malvertising is a tactic that cybercriminals use to post ads (designed with a small piece of code) on trusted websites...

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Getting Started with Financial Transaction Monitoring

IDSeal recently released a new feature to its identity theft protection suite: Financial Transaction Monitoring.  Utilizing this feature will help you stay on top of all of your accounts without having to track each one.  What does...

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Cybercriminals Target Children for Identity Theft

Yes, you read that right. Children have been, and continue to be, targets of cybercriminals for identity theft. You may be thinking, “What do they have to steal? Monopoly money?” Sure, many children (sans the...

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To QR or Not To QR

QR codes (i.e. Quick Response codes) have been around since the 1990’s with widespread use beginning in the early 2000’s. In recent years, the use of QR codes has surged. No matter where you go...

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Two New Features Now Available!

Great News! IDSeal gave the Member Portal a facelift. Better yet? Two new features have been added: Financial Transaction Monitoring and Medical Identity Monitoring. More features mean more ways to help monitor your information to help protect...

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Facial Recognition Software: the Good and the Bad

Thoughts, Perspective, and Recommendations from IDSeal’s CEO, Eran Sinai In general, facial recognition is one of the most sacred forms of PII (personally identifiable information.) Like any other form of PII, its intended use and...

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The Rising of BEC & EAC

Criminals hacking into email accounts isn’t anything new. This particular scam, BEC (Business Email Compromise) & EAC (Email Account Compromise), involves cybercriminals pretending to be someone they’re not and tricking their victims into sending money...

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IDSeal Pro-Tec for macOS

We’ve got big news! IDSeal Pro-Tec is now available as a desktop application for macOS devices, with more features than were previously available through your browser extension.  This is a new software release for macOS....

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New Annual Subscribers Get 20% Off!

Now through December 31, 2021, new Annual Platinum Plan or Annual Platinum Plus Plan subscribers will get 20% off when they use Promo Code: 20FOR2021 during checkout. There is no better time to purchase Identity...

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What Is IDSeal Pro-Tec?

There is something very exciting when you decide to get a new computer, tablet, or smartphone. You research, you shop around for the best price, you start thinking about all the things you’re going to...

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Dark Web Breakdown

Did you know that what we see on the internet is just the tip of the iceberg?  The internet that we use and see every day, also called the “Surface Web,” makes up about only...

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What Is Your Social Security Number?

Let me paint you a picture: you are sitting in your doctor’s office. The nurse hands you a form to fill out with your information. You get to the bottom, and it asks for your...

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Ransomware: What is it and How to Protect Yourself Against it

Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing threats to cybersecurity, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. According to a Cybersecurity Ventures report, every 14 seconds a business is hit with ransomware. Ransomware...

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Protect Your Identity From Holiday Grinches

With the holidays around the corner and more people heading online and in stores to do their shopping, it is important to be aware of the grinches out there looking to take advantage of those...

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Don't Let Online Scammers Ruin Your Holidays

As the holiday season swiftly approaches and more individuals are turning to do their shopping online this year, it’s important now more than ever to be vigilant of online scammers and those looking to steal...

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Trick, or Treat? Don't Get Tricked Out Of Your Reward Program Treats

There are a lot of benefits to giving up your information. You could get a free sandwich from your favorite restaurant in exchange for a simple email address. If you add your credit card information...

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Build-An-Identity: How Cybercriminals Create a Brand New Person

Do you know those stores your kids always want to go to where they get to build a stuffed animal, a custom race car, or some other unique toy? Well, cybercriminals do the same thing...

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The Only Thing You Need To Know About Identity Theft

There are a lot of lists and searches you can do that will tell you the things you need to know about keeping your identity safe. One search will tell you one thing, and another...

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College Student Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity thieves love to prey on vulnerable people and, as crazy as it sounds, college students are high up on their list. According to Javelin Research, college students are four times more likely to become...

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Your Child's Identity: Stolen at Birth

What is Child Identity Theft? Child identity theft is when a cybercriminal steals the identity of a child under the age of 18. It is easy for cybercriminals to use the child’s name, birth date,...

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Avoiding Social Engineering and the Psychological Con Artist

In a lot of ways, identity theft and fraud are very impersonal attacks; fraudsters hack into databases to find and steal information which can happen to include yours. Yet, there is a much more personal...

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Identity Theft and Social Media Hazards

Amazon, Fortnite, Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, and Tik Tok. What do all of these things have in common? The answer: more than you think. They each have your email address, most have your credit card information,...

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How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Fraudulent Charity

We all want to help out when we are willing and able. When it comes to natural disasters, epidemics, children and families in need, or organizations for a good cause, it is very easy to...

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Make Sure You Are Applying For a Job, Not For a Scam!

Whether you are a recent graduate looking for that first job, or maybe you have decided it was time for a change in your life, searching for a new job these days usually starts online....

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Your Home Can Be Your Work's Biggest Threat

Working from home has a lot of perks. You don’t have to wear a tie, no worries about anyone stealing your lunch out of the fridge, and the whole house is your office. But just...

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You’re Not The Only One Who Can File Your Taxes

Tax Identity Theft: What Is It, How Does It Happen, and What To Do If It Happens To You  Tax season is here, and that means while you are taking time to file your return...

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IDSeal Traveling Blog

How ID Theft Can Happen While Traveling and Tips to Prevent It Spring Break. Family Vacation. Solo Wanderlust. Local Stay-cation. No matter what type of break you take, we all need to get away from the...

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2019 Data Breach Year in Review: The industries hit the hardest, the people impacted, and the personal data put at risk

Although 2019 has come to a close, the wide-spread effects of the data breaches that made headlines during the year are far from over. As we begin 2020, it’s time to take a look back...

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Identity Fraud From Space

Can Identity Fraud Happen in Space? In today’s interconnected world, it feels like identity fraud can happen anywhere. But what happens when the crime of impersonation goes off Earth? In August 2019, we were captivated...

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Why Hackers Hate ID-Theft Protection | From a Fictional Hacker’s Perspective

There are plenty of people out there whose identities have no protection at all. I’ve never been that kind of hacker you see in the movies, who wants to destroy things. For me, it was...

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Helpful Tips To Secure Your Phone

Keep your phone updated: Just like your computer, the first step to protecting your phone from attacks is making sure you consistently update your operating system. Most people procrastinate implementing updates since they feel it...

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3 Questions Answered About Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft has evolved over the years.  As devices became smarter, access to everything from personal documents to personal data became increasingly available. With that freedom opened opportunities for hackers to strike. It also changed...

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Why You Should Protect Your Child’s Identity From Thieves Today

Your children carry a blank slate of credit history. That’s a prime grab for identity thieves. They can create and manipulate a credit persona for years undetected. An NBCNews.com report recently revealed that 1 million...

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1It is not possible to prevent all identity theft or cybercrime, or to effectively monitor all activity on the internet. IDSeal cannot and does not guarantee complete protection against cybercrime or identity theft. IDSeal does not monitor the activities of all financial institutions, or all activities of any particular financial institution. Review the IDSeal Terms and Conditions for specific details regarding IDSeal services.

2The Identity Theft Insurance is underwritten and administered by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant company under group or blanket policy(ies). The description provided in the Summary of Benefits is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. Review the Summary of Benefits.

3Recurring pricing shown excludes applicable sales tax. By enrolling as an IDSeal member under any plan, you authorize IDSeal to charge your payment method (credit/debit card) on a recurring basis for the fees associated with your membership plan. Review the IDSeal Terms and Conditions for important information regarding your membership, including your membership term, and your right to cancel; and review the IDSeal Privacy Policy for information regarding how IDSeal collects and processes your information.

4The credit scores provided are VantageScore 3.0 credit scores based on data from Equifax®, Experian® and TransUnion®. Any one bureau VantageScore mentioned is based on Experian data only. Please see the IDSeal Terms and Conditions for more information on credit scores.

5IDSeal Pro-Tec provides tools and resources to protect your data and identity, but no one can prevent all cybercrime or identity theft. Your own efforts are important to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information.

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