Education is the key to protecting yourself from the damaging effects of identity fraud. It is important to stay apprised of current trends and be aware of potential scams and attacks. Below are informative interviews and news stories related to the Hodges University Identity Fraud Institute and identity theft.
WINK News, July 10, 2014 ‘Grandparent Scam’ uses phony grandchildren as bait
Naples Talk Radio, July 3, 2017 Carrie Kerskie on Identity Theft: “Every two seconds another American becomes a victim”
WINK News, June 26, 2017 Debit or credit? The difference has greater fraud impact on your pocket
NBC2 News, June 20, 2017 TSA tests out fingerprints instead of boarding passes
WINK News, June 19, 2017 Whether vishing or smishing, both are after your information
WINK News, June 13, 2017 Thieves target online Social Security benefits
WINK News, June 5, 2017 Received a debt collector phone call?
WINK News, May 22, 2017 Received a call from the FBI?
WINK News, May 15, 2017 Consider freezing your child's credit
WINK News, May 8, 2017 Not signing up for online accounts could pose bigger security risk
WINK News, May 1, 2017 Beware of scams sent through snail mail
TechRepublic, May 1, 2017 Identity theft is alive and well--and fraudsters keep getting richer
WINK News, April 24, 2017 How can businesses save themselves from identity theft?
WINK News, April 11, 2017 Personal information thieves target mailboxes
WINK News, April 3, 2017 IRS calling? It might be scammers instead
WINK News, March 27, 2017 Hackers target personal info in emails
WINK News, March 21, 2017 Scams target personal data via phony tax emails
WINK News, February 15, 2017 Scammers drain $7,000 from Cape woman’s bank account
NBC-2 News, February 6, 2017 NBC2 Investigates toys that spy
Naples Daily News, November 17, 2016 ID Alert: Is it safe to shop online?
Naples Daily News, October 20, 2016 ID Alert: Get educated on scholarship and financial aid scams
Naples Daily News, October 6, 2016 ID Alert: Skimmers harder to detect than you might think
Naples Daily News, September 22, 2016 ID Alert: Why won’t anyone investigate my identity theft?
Naples Daily News, September 21, 2016 How to think like a hacker
Naples Daily News, September 8, 2016 ID Alert: Who is responsible for unauthorized charges in a bank account?
Naples Daily News, August 24, 2016 ID Alert: Beware of follow-up scams
Gulfshore Business, August 2016 You Can't Fool Carrie
Naples Daily News, July 12, 2016 ID Alert: Beware of new Facebook scam
Fox4 News, July 12, 2016 Scammers target SWFL gas pumps
NBC-2 News, July 12, 2016 Expert: SWFL skimmers may have netted $1.2 million
Marco Eagle, June 29, 2016 Beware of caller ID spoofing
Marco Eagle, June 17, 2016 Phone account fraud: The new type of identity theft
WINK News, May 24, 2016 Collier County authorities warning of jury duty scam
TechRepublic, May 19, 2016 Business ID theft: Slow progress in the battle against fraudsters
Naples Daily News, May 18, 2016 ID Alert: Fingerprint vs passcode
Naples Daily News, May 5, 2016 Ransomware on the rise
Gulfshore Life, April 2016 Fighting Identity Theft in the Capital of Identity Theft
Marco Eagle, April 21, 2016 Watch out for typosquatting
Naples Herald, April 4, 2016 Collier’s Identity Theft Task Force Patrols For Local Cyber Scams
Marco Eagle, March 10, 2016 Steps to take after IRS tax return fraud
ABC-7, February 22, 2016 Using apps to save money? Your privacy might be at stake
Naples Daily News, January 12, 2016 Don't cash that mystery check—it could be a scam
Marco Eagle, January 13, 2016 Important security settings for your smartphone
ABC-7, December 26, 2015 New chip card technology can't prevent 'digital skimming'
Marco Eagle, December 16, 2015 Is there a way to detect a phishing email?
Marco Island Sun Times, November 27, 2015 Police: Alert property owners are best defense against home burglaries
WINK News, November 25, 2015 Black Friday lines could be longer because of technology
Fort Myers Florida Weekly, November 18, 2015 Cyber unsafe?
Marco Eagle, November 17, 2015 Is it safe to shop online?
Naples Daily News November 4, 2015 Editorial: Escalating ID theft problem underscores need for new Hodges program
Marco Eagle, November 4, 2015 ID Alert: Can my credit score be used to monitor for identity theft?
Marco Eagle, October 21, 2015 ID Alert: I received a call from the IRS, is this scam?
Marco Island Sun Times, October 14, 2015 Sheriff talks about identity theft; chief introduces new patrol sergeant
Naples Daily News, October 14, 2015 Keeping your smartphone safe and secure
Marco Eagle, October 8, 2015 ID Alert: How do I get my credit reports?
Naples Daily News, September 24, 2015 Tips to stop identity theft
Naples Daily News, September 23, 2015 I.D. Alert: Which identity theft protection service should I buy?
Business Observer, September 18, 2015 Identity Crisis
Naples Herald, September 12, 2015 $36 Billion: Economic Impact of Identity Theft in 2015
Naples Daily News, September 9, 2015 New Naples center aims to ward off identity theft
Naples Daily News, August 19, 2015 Editorial: Kudos to Hodges U. for creating new Identity Fraud Institute
Naples Daily News, August 6, 2015 Hodges University Identity Fraud Institute Offers Free Consultations
Naples Herald, August 2, 2015 Hodges names advisory council for Identity Fraud Institute
Naples Daily News, July 27, 2015 Collier group joins forces with Hodges University Identity Fraud Institute
Naples Herald, July 26, 2015 Hodges University adds new Identity Fraud Institute
News-Press, July 23, 2015 Hodges University program hopes to stem ID fraud
WINK News, July 22, 2015 Hodges University creates new institute to fight identity fraud
Naples Daily News April 2, 2015 Editorial: Rep. Passidomo, Hodges U. help advance identity theft protection
Naples Daily News, March 27, 2015 Hodges seeks $250,000 from state for identity theft center to serve area
WINK News, February 23, 2015 Thieves are preying on your child’s identity
WINK News, February 13, 2015 "Tokenization” to help keep your credit card information safer
NBC-2 News, August 20, 2014 New study: 90 percent of hospitals lose patient information
NBC-2 News, May 6, 2014 Investigator reveals how to find hidden cameras
Florida Weekly, April 17, 2014 Task force established to fight identity theft
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