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New Consumer Threat: Cell Phone Account Fraud — Consider The Consumer

Cell Phone Account Fraud is the newest consumer threat we must be wary of! This occurs when thieves (and other shady individuals) open up phony cell phone accounts in someone’s name, using the accounts to access bank accounts, sign up for credit cards, or even sell the phone number for other criminals to use. Cell…

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New Tax Scams Are On The Rise – Protect Yourself And Your Tax Return — Consider The Consumer

They say the only things certain in life are death and taxes, and, well, tax scams. The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) just reported yet another disturbing trend of targeting tax preparers this tax season. This year, however, the schemes seem a bit more sophisticated, making you a bit more susceptible. Even though this year’s tax season has…

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What you should know about identity theft

Recently, we have reported on a few identity theft based stories after the massive Equifax Data Breach. When Equifax reported this massive data breach, you may have been concerned that you could become a victim of identity theft. On the other hand, you might be only vaguely aware of the threat and not sure what identity…

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