FTC Reports that Identity Theft Complaints Increased by 47 Percent in 2015

first_imgAccording to a new report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) incidents of identity theft increased significantly in 2015. The data released by the FTC indicates that the agency received more than 490,000 consumer complaints about identity theft in 2015. These numbers represent a 47 percent increase from the number of complaints received in 2014. The Department of Justice estimates that in total, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014.Identity theft involves the unauthorized or illegal use of key elements of another individual’s personal information (social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birthdates, bank statements, etc.) and assuming that individual’s identity for personal gain. The information can then be used to obtain credit, merchandise and services in the name of the victim, or to provide the perpetrator with false credentials. Identity theft is the most popular—and the most profitable—form of consumer fraud. Armed with this key personal information, a dishonest individual can open a bank account, obtain credit cards, apply for a loan, and remove funds from various financial accounts for financial gain.In response to the rising epidemic, the FTC announced that it has launched a new site designed to be a resource for victims of identity theft. The upgraded IdentityTheft.gov website allows consumers to rapidly file a complaint with the FTC and then get a personalized guide to recovery that helps streamline many of the steps involved. The upgraded site is the FTC’s answer to an executive order issued by President Obama in directing federal agencies to create a consolidated site with essential information for consumers based on certain types of identity theft.- Sponsor – When a consumer initiates a response plan, the site will automatically generate affidavits and pre-fill letters and forms to be sent to credit bureaus, businesses, police, debt collectors and the IRS. Should a consumer’s recovery run into issues, the site will suggest alternative approaches. Once a consumer completes their initial report on the site, they will receive follow up e-mails and can return to their personalized plan online to continue the recovery process.“As most Americans know, we live in an age when it’s not a matter of if, but when you will become a victim of identity theft.” said Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The FTC’s website is a great place for consumers to go for practical and personalized help to recover from the financial mess created by identity theft.”Retail data breaches are by no means the only source of identity theft incidents, but they have been a contributing factor. The new FTC site provides a strong resource for retail consumers and all potential victims of identity theft, but the information showing the substantial increase in identity theft incidents also serves as an important reminder of the need for retail organizations to make the investment in data security efforts.Click the image below for a tutorial on how to use the new reporting system. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Adobe announces general availability of CDP, updates to Experience Platform for improved personalization

first_imgAdobe announces general availability of CDP, updates to Experience Platform for improved personalizationYou are here: Adobe has announced the general availability of real-time customer data platform (CDP) features, new governance capabilities and new cross-channel personalization methods. These updates to Adobe Experience Platform will allow users to pull together customer data from across the enterprise in real-time. Why we should careDelivering a consistent customer experience across all touchpoints and interactions can be a challenging feat for marketers working with fragmented data and complicated governance structures. Marketers know that they need to establish a single view of each customer, but many brands struggle to leverage that view to deliver advantageous experiences.“Customer experience is the new battleground for business. Brands must close the gap between the customer, channels they live and the experience they expect,” said Suresh Vittal, vice president of Adobe Experience Cloud. “Adobe Experience Platform is built to give brands the ability to have a single view of each customer, without the pain of decoding complex interactions across digital and physical touchpoints.”More on the newsAdditional updates to the Adobe Experience Platforminclude:Real-time personalization at scale. Brands can leverage Adobe’s Real-Time CDP to join known and unknown customer data to activate customer profiles across channels.Adobe seeks to help bridge the gap between marketing and IT teams to bring together disparate data sets and achieve a holistic customer view.Photoshop-inspired analytics: Also now generally available, Customer Journey Analytics brings a set of analytics tools to the omnichannel data in Adobe Experience Platform.Adobe Sensei, AI and machine learning technology can be used to automate heavy analysis and for predictive modeling.The post Adobe announces general availability of CDP, updates to Experience Platform for improved personalization appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Adobe announces general availability of CDP, updates to Experience Platform for improved personalization Posted on 15th November 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingAdobe announces general availability of CDP, updates to Experience Platform for improved personalization Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

10 months agoBVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbach

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbachby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThorgan Hazard says he is fully focused on Borussia Monchengladbach.The Belgium international is currently being tracked by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.He told Monchengladbach’s official website: “Max Eberl [director of sport] and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful.”Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.”I am not considering a transfer right now.”I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled.”Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.” last_img read more

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

first_imgCoach Cal talking to Jamal Murray.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 23: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jamal Murray #23 in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Tyler UlisTyler UlisThe 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS. The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference. Each team won its respective conference tournament. The winner of this match-up is rewarded with a meeting against the winner of fifth-seeded Indiana and No. 12 seed Chattanooga.Date: Thursday, March 17Time: 9:30 p.m. E.T. TV Channel: CBSLocation: Des MoinesAnnouncers: Nantz/Hill/Raftery//WolfsonOpening Betting Line: TBAkentucky logoPrediction: The Wildcats didn’t look like themselves for a while during the regular season, but boy did they finish on a tear. Guards Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray are studs, and freshman big man Skal Labissiere has gone from phenom to bust to bona fide contributor.If anything, this UK team is under-seeded. That might hurt them in round two against Indiana, but it shouldn’t deter them from winning this game.last_img read more

Klaipeda LNG Terminal Receives 50th LNG Cargo

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: KN On May 25, the 50th LNG reloading operation took place at Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operated by AB Klaipedos Nafta (KN).The 50th load was delivered to the Klaipeda Port by the Arctic Voyager, which has already visited the facility several times. The LNG carrier brought 140,000 cubic meters of LNG from a liquefaction plant in Norway.Since October 2014, when the FSRU Independence began operations in Klaipėda, the terminal has received 42 LNG imports — 5.4 million cubic meters of LNG.Gas has been supplied to Lithuania from four countries — Norway, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria.Tadas Matulionis, LNG Business Director at KN, estimates that since 2016, utilization of Klaipeda terminal has been one of the highest among all of the LNG terminals in Europe, supplying about half of all of the natural gas consumed in Lithuania: “The demand for LNG terminal services remains high, with the terminal operating at over 90 per cent capacity during some months.”The utilization of the terminal is also increased by the reloading of LNG to small-scale LNG vessels. The first such reloading operation was performed in the beginning of 2017, when the first small-scale LNG vessel, the Coral Energy, had been received and loaded at the terminal.After successfully reloading LNG from the FSRU, LNG export activities gained momentum, and since early 2017, the terminal has already performed eight LNG reloads for re-export to small-scale LNG import terminals in Sweden, Finland and Norway. Lithuania has become the 12th country in the world that LNG is re-exported from, as explained by the terminal operator.last_img read more

Drea de Matteo Wants To End Cosmetics Testing On Animals

first_imgOn World Day for Animals in Laboratories (April 24th), former Sopranos actress Drea de Matteo has teamed up with Cruelty Free International and its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals in the U.S.Drea de Matteo teams up with Cruelty Free International and its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals in the USPictured with her daughter, son and rescue pup Blankie, Drea who recently guest starred in Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D said: “Animals shouldn’t suffer for the sake of beauty. I’m proud to join Cruelty Free International in calling on the United States to end cosmetics testing on animals.”Monica Engebretson, Cruelty Free International’s North America Campaign Manager, said, “Ending cosmetics testing on animals in the United States is in the best interest consumers, regulatory agencies, and industry. We are thrilled to have Drea de Matteo join our campaign to encourage the United States to match global progress on this issue.”Cruelty Free International is the only organization solely campaigning for a global ban on animal cosmetics testing. With offices worldwide, it works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organizations, placing the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the first time.As well as Europe, India now has testing and sales bans in place while Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea recently made significant strides toward ending animal testing via legislation or policy decisions. Vietnam has agreed to end eye and skin irritation tests, Thailand is considering ending animal testing for cosmetics, and there has been promising changes in China’s acceptance of non-animal tests for regular cosmetic products manufactured domestically.Other celebrities to support Cruelty Free International include Peter Dinklage, Norman Reedus, Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone and Bob Barker.April 24th is World Day for Animals in Laboratories, an international event to remember the millions of animals who suffer and die in laboratories around the world.last_img read more

Griezmann congratulates young fan

first_imgAtletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has congratulated a youngster with disabilities who is a big fan of the French striker and was captured practicicing athletics in an online video.Manu has not let his physical handicap get him down and has practicised other sports as well. When journalist Joaquin Finat put the video online, Griezmann shared it and added words of encouragement.Griezmann posted a message on his Twitter account which read: “Bravo my friend,” in relation to the video of the nine-year-old physically challenged young boy practicing sports.The French forward who opted to stay with Atletico Madrid this summer despite being heavily linked with a move to Barcelona has become a fan’s favorite at the Wanda Metropolitano.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Griezmann who joined the Los Colcheneros in the summer of 2014 helped the club win the UEFA Europa League at the end of last season after a disappointing penalty shootout loss to rivals Real Madrid in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final.The former Real Sociedad striker was given the Bronze Ball award (third best player of the tournament) at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia where he helped France become world champions for only the second time in their history.Atletico Madrid have already won the UEFA Super Cup this season, defeating rivals and European champions Real Madrid 4-2 to make Diego Simeone the most successful manager in the club’s history.The club will be hoping to take their trophy winning form to the Spanish league as they seek to win their first title since 2014.last_img read more

Koray Gunter reportedly on verge of joining Tottenham

first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign the promising Genoa defender Koray GunterAlthough the Spurs have one of the best centre-back pairs in the Premier League, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen holding down the backline, the London club look to add fresh blood to their defense.The Belgium internationals are moving towards the latter stages of their careers, as Toby is 29, while Vertonghen already turned 31.Mauricio Pochettino is already trying to integrate the young Juan Foyth deploying him as a defensive partner with Davinson Sanchez.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.However, according to the Turkish website, Fanatik, the Premier League giants are close to completing the transfer of Genoa youngster Koray Gunter for a reported fee of £15 million.Gunter arrived at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on a free transfer from Galatasaray last summer. The former Borussia Dortmund youth academy product has registered four Serie A starts and added three substitute appearances for the Griffin.Due to his versatility, the former Germany U-20 international can cover the right flank as well as the role of defensive midfielder.last_img read more

Program gives oneway onetime bus tickets to homeless people

first_img March 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA program run by the Downtown San Diego Partnership is paying for one-way, one-time bus tickets for homeless people. It’s meant to help people relocate to other cities, where they can live with friends or family.Critics of the program say all it does is move homeless people from one place to another. However, the San Diego Housing Commission sees the program as a success and recently doubled its grants to the program.The program has relocated 1,700 people in six years. Updated: 7:31 AM Program gives one-way, one-time bus tickets to homeless peoplecenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 12, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: homeless, Homelessness, housing, transportation FacebookTwitterlast_img read more