BillGuard Adds Identity Theft Protection as Part of its Services

BillGuard, the crowdsourced security system which touts itself as the world’s first people-powered antivirus system for all things related to finance, has introduced a new feature today on its iOS app to protect users from identity theft. Retail data breaches continue to be on the rise and impact millions of American consumers, and fraud committed on stolen credit and debit cards […]

New Law Requires Businesses Offer Identity Theft Protection Services to CT Residents after a Data Breach

Connecticut recently passed a new law, Public Act No. 15-142, that was signed by Governor Dannel Malloy and aimed at providing better fraud protection services to any Connecticut resident impacted by a data breach. The law, which will take effect October 1, 2015, requires that any company that experiences a data breach whereby the name and Social […]

Former Guilford High School Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

Former Eastern Guilford High School mathematics teacher, 32-year-old Dustin Graham Branch of Mebane, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. On May 29, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office contacted Mebane police and made them aware of the alleged sexual activity that occurred between Branch and a female student at Branch’s residence. Authorities say the female student, who is now […]

Massive Data Breach Could Potentially Impact Every Federal Agency

A massive data breach has the Obama administration scrambling to assess the situation. According to a congressional aide familiar with the situation, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which acts as the human resources department for the federal government, and issues security clearances as well as the Interior Department (DOI) were hacked. The data that has been stolen includes employees’ job assignments, performance ratings […]

Anna Thomas Charged With DUI After Crashing SUV into Mailbox

28-year-old Tennessee female Anna Thomas was arrested and charged with DUI after she crashed her SUV into a mailbox. According to authorities, Thomas was driving under the influence after getting high from inhaling nitrous oxide found in 13 cans of aerosol Reddi-Wip. After inhaling the nitrous oxide, also known as whip-its, Thomas got behind the wheel and moments later ran […]

How To Stop Scam Phone Calls

A survey that was done by Truecaller discovered just how serious a problem scam phone calls are in the United States. According to their study, Truecaller found that close to 20 million Americans were bilked out of approximately $8.6 billion in 2013 alone! In a statement given by CEO Alan Mamedi, “We think the actual dollar number lost may be even higher due […]

Boston Lawyer Charged With DUI After Teen Loses Arm in Propeller Accident

33-year-old Benjamin Urbelis, a lawyer from Boston that specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving, is now in need of his own DUI attorney. Urbelis was charged with reckless operation of his aptly named 29-foot boat Naut Guilty and operating it under the influence in the Boston Harbor after a 19-year-old female passenger, Nicole Berthiaume, lost […]

Common Phone Scams to Be Aware Of

Telephone scams are a popular method for criminals to bilk people out of their money — from a few dollars to their life savings. In fact, according to a Truecaller/Harris survey nearly 20 million Americans fell victim to a telephone scam in 2014, costing Americans $8.6 billion or an average loss of $488.80 per household. The reason telephone scams are so popular […]