IRS Issued $4 Billion in Fraudulent Tax Refunds Last Year

April 16, 2014

Article from Teaparty.org: http://www.teaparty.org/irs-issued-4-billion-fraudulent-tax-refunds-last-year-39285/ (Breitbart) In a report released last November, the federal government admitted that it had conducted roughly 1,500 criminal investigations concerning identity theft in fiscal year 2013. 66% more than 2012. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jay Bernardo said, “I’ve been on calls with Alabama, Chicago, some other field divisions, where they’re now […]

Protect Your Identity During Tax Season

March 27, 2014

Article from Tallahassee.com, written by U.S. Florida Senator Marco Rubio http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20140226/OPINION05/302260004/Marco-Rubio-Protect-your-identity-during-tax-season?nclick_check=1   With the 2014 tax filing season under way, millions of people have begun sorting through bank statements, receipts, and W-2 forms to prepare this year’s filings for the IRS. As the April 15th deadline approaches, so does the ideal time for identity thieves […]

Reasons Why You Should Be Outsourcing Your Shredding

March 20, 2014

From the Automated Records Centre: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Outsourcing Your Shredding By Michael Sullivan Latest federal guidelines are eliminating casual shredding and recycling as acceptable practices by handing out various fines. Federal legislation is urging organizations to address document shredding as a risk management issue because the workplace ranks as the number […]

Environmental Sustainability Shift

March 13, 2014

A primary motive for companies to shred paper is security. However, an increasing motive is environmental sustainability. The impact on the environment of document shredding is tremendous! Why? Because shredded documents can be transformed and re-used for other purposes. Companies that participate in environmental sustainability can dramatically reduce their negative impact of waste on the […]

Medical Records Privacy

March 6, 2014

In today’s world, people are afraid of companies like Google, Facebook, and other social media sites sharing and tracking our private lives. But the real threat to our privacy and identity comes from the world of electronic medical storage. A study done by the Ponemon Institute found that 94% of polled healthcare organizations have suffered […]

HIPAA Applies to Organizations, Not Your Data

February 26, 2014

The World Privacy Forum points out a lot of organizations keep some medical information, but are not covered by HIPAA. Organizations include: gyms, fitness clubs, most websites, employers, banks, home testing labs, massage therapists, nutritional counselors, alternative medicine practitioners, disease advocacy groups, and marketers of non-prescription health products and foods. And any website not run […]

Dumpsters: Gold Mines of Information

February 19, 2014

Dumpster diving is an increasingly popular activity. Why? For fun and profit. Dumpster diving traditionally is when people collect food to consume, clothing, electronics, and anything else to sell. The profit part of dumpster diving is taking on a whole new meaning nowadays. Identity fraudsters are diving into dumpsters to obtain any personal information that […]

Recommendations for Companies to Help Prevent or Detect Corporate Identity Theft

February 11, 2014

Use difficult to replicate logos or other devices such as a watermark on company documents Use color on important documents. Order nonstandard paper for corporate printing needs. Anti-counterfeiting aids include specially treated paper that displays the word, “Void,” when the paper is copied or tampered with. Consider using protective devices on any corporate computer, such […]

The Steady Increase of Corporate Identity Theft – Companies beware!

February 4, 2014

Article by John Olsen, CPA, CFE of The Bonadio Group One of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. is personal identity theft. However, perpetrators have found that corporations are an easier and more lucrative target for identity theft. According to the latest statistics available, corporate identity theft amounts to roughly $48 billion dollars a […]

Copiers & Printers are Security Risks

January 29, 2014

Even though organizations are aware of the damage that can be done to their company’s reputation and customer trust through the loss and/or misuse of sensitive data, only 22% of businesses have implemented secure printing initiatives, according to a Nuance-sponsored white paper published by Quocirca. This indicates a low level of awareness of the danger […]

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