FL 3rd in the US in per capita rate of identity theft complaints . . .
Florida ranks third in the U.S. among the states in per capita rate of identity theft complaints and ninth in total overall complaints. This comes as no surprise as Florida has a high population of senior citizens who are often targets of fraud.
However, it was notable that e-mail is now by far the preferred method of initial contact for those who are attempting to defraud someone. The fraud complaints revealed that
Twelve Truths that may help you protect yourself or someone you know . . .
Layoffs and cutbacks are directly affecting many of us today. Most of us know someone, if not ourselves, who are looking for employment. Help protect yourself or a friend from identity theft when applying for a new position! Below is a list of Twelve Truths that may help you protect yourself or someone you know from Identity Theft while shopping for a job:
Truth #1: If you're going to post a resume online, po
An identity theft ring used counterfeit checks to steal at least . . .
An identity theft ring that included bank employees, bank supervisors and a postal worker used counterfeit checks to steal at least $100,000 across South Florida in recent months. Of 46 people suspected of being in the ring, 24 so far have been arrested.
The suspects stole people's personal information, such as payroll and rebate checks, during home and car burglaries. That information was used to create fake checks t
Your company's failure to comply with requirements can result in . . .
It certainly seems logical that if your company is not involved in the provision or management of health-care services, then the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, which, among other things, mandates certain treatment of medical information about individuals, does not apply to your company.
However, because one of the purposes of HIPAA is the protection of certain health inf