Author Archives: Melanie Medina

About Melanie Medina

Melanie is a native of Bolivia who has lived in Boston for over 10 years. She likes to make time to travel, jog, read, and play backgammon. Fueled by copious amounts of coffee, Melanie stays on top of her to-do list while also keeping abreast of identity theft issues. Serious data breaches are happening all the time in the U.S. and Melanie loves being part of a solution that brings peace of mind to families across the country.

Do I Need Identity Theft Protection?

There are many moments in life when you deliberate over that extra measure of protection. Do you need to apply sunblock if you’re sitting under a beach umbrella’s shade? Is overdraft protection helpful if you always keep money in your …Read More […]

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What is Shoulder Surfing Identity Theft?

While waiting in line for your morning coffee, you pull out your smartphone and begin to catch up on some work related emails and online banking. But are you sure you’re the only one looking at your screen? Increasingly, identity …Read More […]

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Is Your Old iPad Putting You at Risk? Follow These Privacy Tips.

While idling at a red light recently, I glanced over at the car next to me and saw two young boys in the backseat, each watching a different movie on his tablet. It made me wonder: Did either of these …Read More […]

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Why No One Should Ever Use the #myfirstpaycheck Hashtag

What began as a way for young people to brag about their first job ended up with 28 people being investigated for fraud and identity theft. All because of a simple hashtag. In October 2014, people started posting selfies to …Read More […]

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The Strangest Identity Theft Stories We’ve Heard

Identity theft stories keep getting weirder. Identity thieves can be insidious, using your personal information to steal financial data, posing as you to file fraudulent tax returns, getting medical care under your name and even “borrowing” your kids’ names to …Read More […]

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