identity theft

Robocalls – How to Recognize Them

IRS scams and phishing, identity theft, this scam, that scam — What’s This World Coming To? Scammers are creative.  Must be nice not to have anything else to do but come up with new ploys to intimidate and steal from law-abiding citizens.  The elderly are particularly vulnerable in these ploys and so easily fall prey […]

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Being Safe and Secure Online

I know you keep hearing about online security and soon you will say, if you haven’t already, that I am like a broken record.  But in today’s world, one cannot be too safe or secure.  Cookies on the internet are tiny files that are transferred to your computer from websites you visit.  This is a […]

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Nice To Meet You

It is so nice to meet you.  But, you ask, how did we meet?  I don’t recall meeting you.  Is my memory fading? Maybe your memory is fading, but I really don’t care about that.  Let me tell you some ways that I may have met you.  Have you entered contests and provided your name, […]

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IDENTITY THEFT – Don’t Let It Happen To You

We hear about identity theft often these days. Yes, we may get tired of hearing about it, but identity theft is running rampant and we all need to protect ourselves as best as we can.  What should you look for and what to do if you suspect being the target of identity theft? Did you […]

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The Dark Web

This term is becoming increasingly heard – but do you know what it is and how it may affect you? OK, so what is it?  According to Wikipedia, the darknet websites are accessible through specific networks and certain accessible sites used widely among darknet users and provides anonymous access to the internet.  Specializing on allowing […]

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Has Your Personal Information Been Stolen?

As tax professionals, we most likely have more firewalls and tools in place than individuals to protect the information residing on our servers.  We are constantly checking to see if any breach has occurred and take steps to prevent any such breach. Many individuals prepare their own income taxes using any one of the various […]

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Steps To Take If You Are Victim of A Data Breach

THE DARK WEB.  Is your information out there?  You try to protect your information, you take the suggested steps by changing passwords, not opening suspicious emails, but that just isn’t enough.  Our information exists in so many locations on the web.  So, you find out that you have been compromised, what should you do? Here […]

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