David Lerner Associates: Identity Theft Fraud Tips
Reports of the rise in identity theft are in the news all the time, yet many people think it will never happen to them. This article contains some helpful tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud.
David Lerner Associates: Watch Out for the Grandparent Scam
A new type of scam has recently popped up that specifically targets seniors. It's called the "Grandparent Scam," and it hits seniors where many are potentially most vulnerable: their love for their grandchildren.
David Lerner Associates: How to Spot Signs of a Credit Card Fraud Offer
The recent major data security breach at Target brought the topic of debit and credit card fraud front and center. But this type of fraud isn't limited to just the theft of sensitive data from cards.
David Lerner Associates: Beware the Tax Identity Theft Scam
As we enter the height of tax-filing season ther have been complaints about another kind of identity theft scam: tax identity theft. Here thieves try to steal your personal information in order to submit fraudulent tax refund claims with your information on them to the IRS
David Lerner Associates: 3 Steps to Help Prevent Financial Fraud
Research shows older Americans are especially vulnerable to fraud. Here are three strategies to help distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent investment opportunities.
New FINRA Report: Financial Fraud Is On the Rise
Even though fraud solicitations are widespread many say they cannot identify classic red flags of financial fraud.
David Lerner Associates: How can I defend myself from identity theft?
The most effective way to protect yourself from identity fraud is to try to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some tips.
David Lerner Associates: Fraud Tips for Older Americans
David Lerner Associates: Fraud Hits Older Americans Hard. Now that the majority of seniors are active online, scammers are targeting them. Here are some tips to avoid falling victim to their scams.
David Lerner Associates: Holiday Credit Card Fraud Alert
The 2015 holiday shopping season is almost upon us. Here are some tips to help avoid credit card fraud and keep your financial data secure this holiday season.
David Lerner Associates: Credit Traps for the Unwary
It's hard to imagine functioning in today's society without access to credit. However, one has to be careful not to fall victim to some of the pitfalls associated with it.
David Lerner Associates: Fighting Fraud And Identity Theft with New Technology
Retailers are finally stepping up their game. The United States in in the process of replacing its current 'swipe and sign' card technology with a more secure technology called EMV, which is short for Europay Mastercard and Visa.
David Lerner Associates: New Chip Technology in the News
The data breaches at major retailers in the U.S. have increased in recent years. As a way to counteract these data breaches, many U.S. credit card companies have started implementing a more secure chip-card technology called EMV (which is short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa)
David Lerner Associates: Coping with Fraud and Identity Theft
Whether they're snatching your purse, diving into dumpsters, stealing mail, or hacking into computers, identify thieves are a reality and can cause havoc with your financial life.
David Lerner Associates: How to Deal with Student Loans
Many people who borrow money to get a higher education vaguely remember signing a piece of paper every year at college registration time. Repaying student loans as quickly and easily as possible is the best way to move forward into a more secure, less stressful future.
David Lerner Associates: Three Steps to Help Prevent Financial Fraud over the Holiday Season
International Fraud Awareness Week aims to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Financial fraud has become a part of almost everyone's life.
David Lerner Associates: How to Prevent Investment Fraud
According to the FBI there were over 1,800 cases of investment fraud in 2011, to the tune of $36 million in recoveries. That's just the amount they were able to recover, which gives you an idea of how big this problem really is. And according to current estimates, that trend will only increase with access to more sophisticated technology by fraudsters. Here are tips to avoid falling victim to these kind of scams.
David Lerner Associates: Cyber Thieves Target Men More than Women
A new report claims that men are ripped off three times as much as women. There are many things you can do to stay safe from the digital bad guys. Using strong passwords, secure your computer, installing the latest operating system updates, protecting your data with encryption or passwords, and securing your wireless network are just a few things that can be done.
FINRA Study on Emotions & Financial Fraud
This week is National Fraud Awareness Week, and according to the Investor Protection Trust, almost one in five Americans over the age of 65, or nearly seven million seniors, have been taken advantage of financially. A recent study from Stanford University, FINRA, and AARP revealed that inducing strong emotions has an effect on older adults' financial decisions.
Cyber Security Awareness
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. With more and more mature Americans getting involved in the online community, the amount of scams targeting elders is ever on the rise.