Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to
cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not
to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. InfographicHandout
How to Spot Scams
If you use a cellphone or have an email account, you’ve almost certainly been exposed to an
attempt at mass marketing fraud. Sometimes, the attempted fraud is kind of funny—the wording
is so strange or the premise is so ridiculous that we’re left wondering how anyone could
possibly fall for such an obvious money grab.
Every year, it’s nice to do a bit of “financial spring cleaning” and declutter your filing
cabinet, your desk drawers, and the various hiding places where miscellaneous scraps of paper
tend to accumulate and multiply. Find out what you should be saving, and what’s okay to shred.