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.

Are You a Frog or an Elephant? Take an Online Personality Quiz to Find Out!

It doesn’t seem to matter whether an online quiz attempts to identify what animal I’d be, or whether I’m a “Game of Thrones” or “Downton Abbey” character — I always feel tempted to find out. But could these fun, seemingly …Read More […]

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When and How To Freeze Your Credit

With so many data breaches and identity theft threats, many people are tempted to put a halt to new credit activity. When might a so-called credit freeze make sense for you? A credit freeze restricts access to a credit report. …Read More […]

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What Is Ghosting Identity Theft?

Identity thieves can strike anyone, including children and senior citizens — and increasingly, they’re also targeting people who’ve passed away. Called “ghosting,” this type of identity theft involves about 2.5 million deceased individuals each year, according to the IRS. Criminals …Read More […]

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Scam Alert: Watch out for Fake Anti-Scam Software

While catching up on emails at work, you get a message from your IT department’s helpdesk with a security warning. New updates have to be performed on the servers because a phishing scam is circulating through the network. To be …Read More […]

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How Much Time Does Identity Theft Recovery Take?

When someone becomes a victim of identity theft, disbelief and panic usually gives way to frustration and anxiety quite fast. Even with the assistance of modern technology, identity theft recovery can be a long, slow, time consuming process. Phone calls, …Read More […]

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