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.

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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Hackers Breach Major Law Enforcement Portal,

An FBI-run law enforcement portal has been breached by an aggressive hacker group, Crackas With Attitude (CWA). The Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal, known as, is where local and federal law enforcement officials can connect and share information. CWA allegedly …Read More […]

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How To Prevent Identity Theft When Disposing of Your Car

During our decade together, my car had become a go-to buddy for long road trips and countless errand runs. I kept her happy with regular oil changes, and she rewarded me by starting in the deepest cold and sprinting through …Read More […]

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[SERIES: Part 3] How to Stay Safe on Social Media: Instagram Privacy

Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve been focusing on top techniques for staying safe on social media, starting with Facebook and Twitter. But there’s also another major social network that’s important to consider: Instagram. I love to …Read More […]

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