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After a recent
of more than two dozen Google Android apps caught
stealing your data, I’m reminding all Floridians to
continuously monitor your personal and business accounts
and know the warning signs of identity theft, fraud and
has improved and enhanced our everyday lives, far too
often we hear of hacks or data breaches leaving us
vulnerable to fraud. The Federal Trade Commission ranks
Florida second in the nation for fraud and ID theft
reports and estimates that Florida fraud losses totaled
nearly $90 million in 2019 alone. Identity theft and
are the top two forms of fraud reported. It is vital
that Florida consumers and businesses remain informed
about data breaches and protect and monitor their
accounts for fraudulent activity.
For a list of the malicious Google Android apps, click
Tips to Help Protect Your Personal & Financial
your credit card activity often. Reviewing your
recent account activity is fundamental to credit card
safety. Most companies allow you to review transactions
online or by phone. If your credit card company offers
email or text alerts regarding unusual activity,
consider signing up now.
- Monitor credit reports.
Periodically review your credit report for any accounts
that scam artists may have opened in your name. Credit
reports are available free of charge from each of the
three national credit reporting agencies (Equifax,
Experian and TransUnion) every 12 months.
extra careful about emails and attachments.
Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from
suspicious emails, especially emails claiming to be
connected to a data breach.
- Consider a credit freeze.
you believe you’ve been the victim of identity theft or
as an additional precaution, consider placing a free
on your credit file with each of the three credit
reporting agencies to further prevent unauthorized
If you feel you’ve fallen victim
to fraud, report it immediately at
Always remember, if an offer sounds too good to be true,
it probably is.