Identity Theft: The Reality, Risks, and How to Stay Safe

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In a world where technology is integral to our daily lives, identity theft remains a significant concern. While we may be aware of the risks, it's easy to let our guard down, often not realizing the gravity until we become victims ourselves. Join Don and Marc as they delve into the world of identity theft, shedding light on the risks and often-overlooked vulnerabilities that put us at risk.

In a world where technology is integral to our daily lives, identity theft remains a significant concern. While we may be aware of the risks, it’s easy to let our guard down, often not realizing the gravity until we become victims ourselves. Join Don and Marc as they delve into the world of identity theft, shedding light on the risks and often-overlooked vulnerabilities that put us at risk.

From phishing scams to home title theft, we’ll provide eye-opening insights and practical tips to protect you and your loved ones. Learn to recognize the red flags of scams, the importance of strong passwords, and even an innovative way to secure your home’s title. Don’t miss this episode, where you’ll gain the knowledge and tools needed to safeguard your hard-earned money and personal information from these ever-present threats.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • What is a data breach and how is it different than identity theft?
  • What are common scams and red flags to watch out for in identity theft?
  • The role strong passwords play in protecting your personal information
  • What is home title theft, and how can it be prevented?
  • Some services that can provide extra protection against identity theft

 

Additional Resources

What is Identity Theft

https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft

Common Types of ID Theft

https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/20-types-of-identity-theft-and-fraud/

Grandma I’m in Jail Fake Phone Calls –

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/nbc-7-responds-2/grandma-im-in-jail-scammers-targeting-elderly-san-diegans/3229084/#:~:text=It%20comes%20in%20as%20an,someone%20claiming%20to%20be%20family.&text=The%20scammers’%20game%20is%20to,hospitalized%2C%20arrested%20or%20even%20kidnapped.

Fake Microsoft Pop up virus alert –

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/12308-virus-alert-from-microsoft-scam

Home Title Theft –

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/mortgages/real-estate/home-title-theft/

 

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Donald W. Cash – CPA, CFP®, is an independent advisor. After graduating from Rutgers University, he began his career in 1985 as an accountant. In 1990, he entered the field of Estate Planning, concentrating on long-term care planning. Don has been advising clients in the baby boomer and retirement market for 20 years. He has helped over 1,000 families with their planning needs.

Don advocates for a holistic approach to Estate and Financial Planning and has relationships with other professionals including Attorneys, CPA’s, Mortgage Specialists, Insurance Specialists and Asset Managers.

He is married to Cathy and they have 4 children, Carly, DJ, Nick and Tori. They live in Freehold, NJ.

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