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 Clueless About Identity Theft?

You run out to your mailbox and walk back into your home with a handful of letters, magazines, and junk flyers. You thumb through the pile, quickly skimming for anything interesting, and see what looks like a bill from a …Read More […]

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Scam Alert: The Olympics and Identity Theft

As it gets closer and closer to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, you’ve probably been encountering quite a few stories about Zika virus fears from those traveling to Brazil for the games. There is, however, a very real …Read More […]

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Pokémon Go Security Issues

It’s been an interesting week as Pokémon fever has taken over the country. Whether on your way to work, out shopping in town, or even looking out your front windows, you’ve probably seen random groups of people running around, cellphones …Read More […]

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When It Comes to Identity Theft, 70% of People are Clueless

You’ve probably got a lot going on in your life — work, school, kids, family obligations, bills (and maybe even a little time for yourself, if you’re lucky). That’s what identity thieves are counting on, though. They are the dark …Read More […]

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Watch Out for Credit Card Skimmers This Summer

School’s out, vacation time is confirmed and your trip is booked. Unfortunately, fraudsters and identity thieves share your excitement. Summer tends to be a busy time for these criminals, who gear up for lost debit cards, more credit card charges …Read More […]

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