Tag: LifeLock

June 18, 2016 by Brad Gunning

The Pigeon Drop Scam

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there’s a new scam out there specifically targeting senior citizens. They’re calling it the “pigeon drop scam.” At the heart of the theft is a fake investment scam. Here’s how the scam works: A couple of thieves head to a busy parking lot, usually at a grocery store or

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April 20, 2015 by Troy Baccus

Identity Theft Tax Scams

    Tax season is never fun, but nowadays there’s the added burden of making sure you’re sufficiently protected from identity theft tax scams.  The Chicago Tribune published an article detailing just how much identity theft has grown in recent years.   According to the Tribune, “About 2.9 million incidents of tax-related identity theft occurred

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February 16, 2015 by Troy Baccus

Hackers Steal $1 Billion – Protect Your Identity

Apparently hackers have infiltrated the cyber-security systems of over 100 banks from over 30 different countries and they have stolen close to $1 billion. The story is available as it develops from Time Magazine. This is just the most recent breach in an ever-growing threat from hackers. Make sure to protect yourself from the threat

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September 18, 2014 by Troy Baccus

Protect Your Children’s Privacy and Personal Information

CNN’s Jake Tapper recently published a blog highlighting the potential vulnerability of children’s personal data.  Tapper described the ease with which hackers can access a child’s personal information as “one of the biggest potential security holes of the modern era, one that can leave data exposed to any hacker willing to find it.” It’s hard enough

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April 29, 2014 by Troy Baccus

Important! Stop Using Internet Explorer!

Department of Homeland Security: Stop Using Internet Explorer The Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans to stop using Internet Explorer because of a bug that could allow hackers to install malicious software. Read the full article here.                    

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February 18, 2014 by Troy Baccus

Free Ways To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Our official stance at Montana Life Group is that purchasing a solid identity theft protection service is the best way to protect your identity. That being said, not everyone has the disposable income available to purchase one of these services (prices can range anywhere between $12 a month to $300 a year).  Therefore we thought it’d be helpful to

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