AllClear ID Blog

New Extortion Scam Tied to Recent Breaches

The Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) recently released a public service announcement about a possible link between data extortion scams and several recent breaches. According to the announcement, hackers are e-mailing victims of the breach and threatening to release their personal information to friends, family, coworkers, and social media contacts unless they pay a ransom. […]

ID Theft Protection Tips for a Lost Wallet

Jackie here. A lost or stolen wallet is bad news for your identity. Inside of your wallet lies most of the information thieves need to steal your identity and commit ID theft. Unfortunately, even with preventative efforts, lost and stolen wallets do happen. If you lose yours, these tips from KrebsonSecurity will help you minimize […]

Use Caution with Shortened .Gov Links

Jackie here. Just because a link looks like it comes from a government website (.gov) doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. Scammers utilize a little known tactic to trick unsuspecting web users into trusting links that aren’t secure. Here’s what you need to know before you click on those .gov links. About Open Redirects Since web […]