Tag: personal information

As you recover from a weather emergency, you will need to share personal information to get relief benefits or replacement identification documents from government agencies and organizations: Be cautious. Identity thieves may pose as government...

Thinking of buying an IP camera to keep an eye on your home or business when you’re away? Or maybe you‘ve already set up a security camera that you can access remotely? If so, you’ll want to read today’s news from the FTC. 

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Network or internet cameras — usually marketed as IP cameras — are popular for keeping an eye on your property, your family, and your pets. These cameras provide live video and audio feeds that you can access remotely using an internet browser....

Although you may have lost your belongings in a weather emergency, you haven't lost your good judgment. You can protect your personal information and finances by following a few rules:

Ask to see the ID of anyone who wants to enter your home...

During the school year, parents are asked to sign many forms. In the wrong hands, the personal information on these forms can be used to commit fraud in your child’s name — to apply for government benefits, open credit card accounts, or apply for...

When disaster strikes, thoughts turn to the welfare of family, friends, and colleagues. Here are several sites to help ease the worry.

During a disaster, register yourself on the Red Cross Safe and Well List so that family and friends know of...

As a parent, you have control over the personal information companies collect online from your kids under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act gives you tools to do that. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection...

Aah, summer break. School’s almost out, and camp season is just around the corner. Whether your kids are attending a program for sports, arts, or education, there’s plenty of fun to be had this summer…and plenty of forms to be filled out. 

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Have you ever received an email from a business that asked you to respond with personal or financial information? Maybe even a text from a company that threatened to close your account if you didn’t verify your identity? That smells phishy.

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How can you keep your personal information secure?

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