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.

4 Ways Your Credit Card Can Lead to Identity Theft

A swipe here, a swipe there — as methods of payment become increasingly digital, using a credit card at the pump or grocery store just feels easier. Who has time to fumble around with cash and change when you can …Read More […]

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How To Securely Erase Hard Drives

When you get a new smartphone, laptop or tablet, it’s likely that you’re making sure to transfer files over from your soon-to-be-former devices to get up to speed quickly. But what about the information you’re leaving behind? Even “secure trash” …Read More […]

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Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Concert Ticket Scams

Summer is primetime for concert lovers, particularly with huge acts like Adele, Taylor Swift, a Kiss reunion tour and even The Beach Boys playing all over the country. But as fans scramble to get tickets, scammers are also stepping up …Read More […]

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Keeping Identity Thieves Away from Your Personal Information

It may feel overwhelming at first to think about all of the ways identity thieves can steal from you — after all, if they’re always lurking in the shadows, how can you consistently avoid them? You can’t stop identity thieves …Read More […]

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How You’re Making It Easy for Identity Thieves

Identity thieves are everywhere — but because they aren’t generally committing violent crimes, and they are faceless to many victims, we tend to let our guards down and assume we aren’t going to be targeted. Recent government data, however, paints …Read More […]

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