David Lerner Associates: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
It has been called the "crime of the 21st century." We’re talking about identity theft, which has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.
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: 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: 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: 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: Five Financial Threats That Could Derail Your Future
We all make plans for our future and try to cover all the bases. As much as we'd like to believe that everything will go according to plan, we know that there are likely to be bumps and setbacks along the way. These five events are probably the most serious threats to a successful financial future.
FINRAs Advice for Keeping Your Financial Data Secure
Identify theft has been the number one complaint reported to the FTC for 15 years running. In 2015, almost half a million cases were reported. The loss of financial data can be devastating, and it can take a long time to recover.
Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards
The Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have announced intentions to establish enhanced cyber risk management standards.
What To Do If You Are Hacked
November is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans (roughly half of the nation's adults) in the last 12 months alone. That massive number is even more concerning by the amount of hacked accounts - up to 432 million.