The first thing to do if you suspect a WiFi thief is get on the case and check your wireless network log. How you do this varies depending on your computer, but if you look at your network and see more devices connected to it than there should be, you may have a neighbour stealing from you.
Neighbour Stealing your PostStolen and lost mail could potentially be a real problem in these days of identity theft, so if you suspect your parcels or post are going astray courtesy of the neighbours, you need to get onto it straight away. If anything that could be used in identity theft goes missing, such as a passport, driving licences, credit or debit card, report it to the sender straight away.
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Scammers arrive at your home, pretending to be an energy company or reputable business. They offer you a free energy audit, efficiency inspection, or some other service. If you agree, the scammers enter your home to perform a dishonest or fraudulent inspection.
In the utility switch scam, the scammer offers you an opportunity to lower your electricity bills if you switch energy providers. He or she says they need additional info such as your existing energy provider account number, or even a copy/photo of your entire electricity bill, to verify your eligibility.
Next, the scammer may either a) switch your utility provider without your consent (possibly resulting in higher utility bills after an intro period), or b) use your personal info to steal your identity.
In the federal utility bill assistance scam, criminals reach out to you about a (fake) federal program that can help pay utility bills for qualifying individuals. The scammer asks you for sensitive information such as social security numbers. Once receiving your sensitive info, the scammer promises to get back in touch with you soon. Instead, the scammer uses the private information to steal your identity.
The utility bill federal assistance scam is carried out using various forms of communication, including phone, email, text messaging, social media, flyers, or door-to-door, possibly asking for your electric bill.
SMShing (pronounced smishing) occurs when scammers send a text message to the recipient, urging him or her to promptly take an action, such as paying an energy bill or verifying account activity (due to suspicious activity). If you click the link, it may either a) install malware onto your smartphone, or b) take you to authentic-looking webpage designed to trick you into disclosing sensitive info.
Once a transaction is complete, funds are deposited immediately into your account. If the money does not show in you account, but shows as pending in your bank account a step was missed. At the end of the transaction be sure to click the button that says Make Deposit.
Cash withdrawals are not permitted. Also, cash refunds are not made for returned merchandise. BoilerExpress account closures are only permitted when students are graduating, withdrawing from the University or at the end of the spring semester. This will close your account.
Door-to-door scammers will knock on your door, offering to sell you a product or service. Their main goal is to get you to pay money. They may use fear as well as concerns about money, living alone, and keeping up a home. Be on the lookout for these common door-to-door scams:
As soon as you discover the damage, grab your video camera and still camera and take video and pictures of every inch of the rental property. This documentation is valuable in establishing the level of destruction for a future court case. Make sure the images have a time stamp and date stamp on them.
Your final course of action is to contact your insurance company if the damage is extensive enough. You may be covered under certain conditions for some or all of the cost to repair damages. Your insurance company will also want to see a police report, so make sure you have copies to send. Your insurance agent should be able to work with you on exactly what else you need to do.
Hopefully you walk away from this with as little damage as possible. And this maybe obnoxiously obvious but, you have to screen the hell out of your next tenants! Avoiding these people all together is the only way to survive as a landlord.
We strongly encourage the public (whistleblowers and non-whistleblowers) to submit any tips, complaints, and referrals (TCRs) using the SEC's online TCR system and complaint form at If you submit your TCR using the online TCR system, you will receive a notice confirming that your submission has been received successfully and providing the submission number for your records.
To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Department of Banking has limited the number of employees at our office at 260 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to Department.Banking@ct.gov and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.
A salesperson may make repeated calls to you. If you express any hesitation about investing your money, the caller may become abusive and question, for example, the intelligence of someone who would pass up such a "sure thing."
This is a classic "red flag" of an investment scam. If you don't have your investment in hand or under your control in some other location, you have nothing for your money. Beware of promises involving delays of more than a few weeks for delivery of your investment.
Contact the Securities Division to find out if the salesperson and firm are registered to do business in Connecticut. A call to the Better Business Bureau in the city in which the firm is located may turn up calls from investors who have been victimized. If you suspect that a phone scammer has contacted you, call the Securities Division with the name of the person and firm calling. Prompt action on your part may protect less wary investors.
If have any questions regarding the Wage Claim Assignment Form you may come to our office or call us and ask to speak to a Wage Intake Officer. The Intake Officer will answer your questions and provide assistance regarding how to fill out the Wage Claim Assignment Form and making sure that you have provided all required information and supporting documents.
If you have provided sufficient information to make a wage claim, your claim will be assigned a case number and an Intake Officer will process and track your claim through the initial stages of the wage claim process. If your Wage Claim Assignment Form is Incomplete you will receive a letter or phone call from the Intake Officer letting you know what additional information is needed. You can then resubmit the completed form to UALD.
Once a complete Wage Claim Assignment Form is submitted to UALD and assigned a case number, a copy of your wage claim will will be mailed to your employer along with a copy of the Employer Response form.
Mediation is a voluntary opportunity to mediate your wage claim. A mediator provided by UALD will facilitate communication between the parties who are in disagreement, and see if the differences can be resolved before an investigation. The mediation is NOT a hearing on the facts of the case, and the Mediator will NOT issue a decision on the merits of your case.
This is an informal administrative hearing. The purpose of the hearing is for the hearing officer to obtain evidence in your case so he or she may evaluate the evidence and make a decision about whether you are entitled to the wages you claim.
At any time in the UALD process, both you and your employer may offer to try to mediate or settle the case at any time in the process. A mediator or wage claim specialist can assist with settlement discussions.
The Metropolitan Police Department is committed to providing the best customer service possible. The Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit has established a list of guidelines for reporting identity theft and fraud crimes, which are investigated by the unit. Being prepared for this meeting helps reducing the stress and confusion that may arise after the theft. It will also help provide a clear direction for members of the department who are trying to assist you with your case.
The identity thief may use your information to fraudulently apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore your good name.
Criminals are more organized and sophisticated than ever before. Attacks on ATMs and POS terminals can range from the rudimentary to the highly organized, involving thousands of fraudulent cards and criminal enterprises that span the globe. So how do the criminals get your debit card data? Here are 8 different ways.
Simply by being a member of First Trust Credit Union and having a FTCU checking account, you have the option to take advantage of our Identity Theft Protection. Through our partnership with Merchants Information Solutions, Inc., if you or a family member suspects any type of identity theft, please contact us immediately at 800-276-6161. We will connect you with a Merchants Information Solutions certified identity recovery advocate. They will then place fraud alerts at the three major credit bureaus for you; help you access services to watch for signs of identity theft; access your credit reports and conduct a threat assessment to determine if any identity theft has occurred. 2b1af7f3a8