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The most important online privacy and security tips to stay safe

Staying safe and keeping your data protected is more important than ever. Follow these online privacy and security tips to make sure your privacy remains private. Are you worried about how much of your personal life and private data is out on the internet, vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals? You aren’t alone. Online privacy and […]

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What is phishing and how to prevent it

Phishing is a form of social engineering that tricks users into sharing their personal information or logins in order to scam them. Have you ever received an unexpected email that looks to be from your bank asking to verify some personal information, but it looked just a tiny bit off? The email probably asked you […]

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BeenVerified opt out: How to remove yourself from this people search engine

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to opt out of BeenVerified, the people search website and clear your personal information from the internet. BeenVerified sells itself as the “everyday information company” that paints the people search website business as a common good. We aren’t here to argue there aren’t legitimate uses for these sites. But, […]

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SIM swap scam: This is how thieves take control of your phone – and your online accounts

Cybercriminals have a new tool in their kit known as a SIM swap scam that can let them break into some of the most secure accounts that are protected by two-factor authentication. As smartphones get smarter and smarter, they are becoming ever more connected to nearly every aspect of our lives. Most of us have […]

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The top browser fingerprinting checkers to protect your data privacy

Browser fingerprinting is a sneaky practice that allows marketers and data brokers to track you across the internet even if you use a VPN. Much like a human fingerprint, browser fingerprints are a very specific identifier. If you are concerned about privacy, you need to be aware of how browser fingerprinting works, and what you […]

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Social Security number theft: What to do if someone steals your SSN

Social Security number theft and identity theft are major headaches that can crush your credit score. Here’s what to do if someone steals your SSN number. The importance of your Social Security Number can’t be exaggerated. The nine-digit number is your connection to the Social Security Administration but goes far beyond that. It has become […]

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How to remove yourself from Intelius

Intelius is one of the oldest and most powerful people search websites. Follow these steps on how to opt-out of Intelius.com. So you want to remove yourself from Intelius. When it comes to people search websites, there are a few major players. Reviewers consider Intelius one of the “best” people search websites among others such […]

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How to remove yourself from Whitepages

Seeing all of your personal information available on people search websites is scary. Follow these steps on deleting yourself from WhitePages and eliminating your personal info! People search websites are one of the most invasive parts of the internet. Whether you have heard of the concept or not, it’s likely you have seen them pop […]

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How to submit a LexisNexis opt out

LexisNexis is one of the world’s largest databases of personal information. It is possible to have yours deleted, but it’s not a guarentee. LexisNexis is one of the original people search databases that was groundbreaking during the 1970s in its move to make legal documents electronically available. Since then, the company has continued to grow […]