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.

7 Reasons to Give the Gift of Enhanced Identity Theft Protection This Holiday Season

Why do we give gifts during the holiday season? To show our friends and family that we care about them, of course. However, finding the “perfect” gift is often a struggle. Trying to prove to someone how much they mean …Read More […]

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VTech Hacker Steals Information from 6.4 Million Children

Parents: If you are thinking about purchasing a VTech electronic toy for your child this Christmas, you may want to cross it off the list. The company has finally publicly addressed the November 14 breach of the Learning Lodge database …Read More […]

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Help Prevent Identity Theft & Cyber Monday Scams

I know many people who look forward to Black Friday, but I have to admit I’m not a fan. I love the deals, but I don’t enjoy battling the cold and navigating a sea of people. That’s why I’ve become …Read More […]

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Scam Alert: Typosquatting

When you are texting, surfing the Internet, or writing an e-mail, how many typos do you think you make? With technology like auto correct and spell check, many of us don’t worry too much if we make a mistake while …Read More […]

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Recycle Responsibly to Prevent Identity Theft

The concept of recycling has been around for centuries, but the U.S. didn’t start making it a priority until the 1970s. However, even with all of the reducing, reusing, and recycling our country seems to be doing, the Environmental Protection …Read More […]

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