AllClear ID Blog: online safety

Online Impersonation vs. Identity Theft: Is There a Difference?

Allison here with AllClear ID. As defined by the Department of Justice, identity theft includes, “crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.” Using this definition, online impersonation can technically be considered identity theft, but is there more to […]

Removing Personal Information From an Old Computer

How to Remove Personal Information From an Old Computer Thinking of donating or trashing an old computer?  Before you do, consider the personal information that you’ve saved (either knowingly or otherwise) to your computer and remove it before you put yourself at risk for identity fraud. If you’re like me, your computer is packed with […]