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In an age of data breaches and sophisticated identity thieves, protecting your digital information is more important than ever. According to the California-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, there were over 738 data breaches in 2017 exposing more than 2-billion individual’s records. In fact, experts say very few of us haven’t been affected.
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Week 2 of the 2017 South Dakota legislative session is in the books and AARP South Dakota advocates have already been busy!
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Massive data breaches, a major Medicare card scam, new forms of phishing: there were lots of big scam stories from this past year, but also, hope for some scam victims. Take a look back with us:
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Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit bureaus, recently announced that a data breach likely compromised the information of approximately 143 million Americans.  The media swirl that ensured has left many people confused and alarmed.
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If you shopped at a Target store between Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 15 and used a credit or debit card to pay for your transaction, your data may have been stolen.
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