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Verifying Academic Qualifications

Verifying Academic Qualifications

Employers are increasingly demanding proof of academic qualifications for the people they hire. Most jobs will now specify a minimum of GCSE qualifications in English and Maths, and for higher level positions there may be a requirement for a specific degree or qualification. But with some surveys suggesting as many as 85% of people lie on their CVs, how can…

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Why I should be Trojan Horse Beware

Why I should be Trojan Horse Beware

Like its namesake from ancient Greek history, a Trojan Horse presents itself in a harmless form, lulling its victims into a sense of false security. The original malware miscreant, it is a decoy, ushering in malicious software that can often go undetected. Do Trojan Horses attack personal computers? As long as you have information that is of interest to the…

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and to be used in illicit dealings such as accessing your funds, applying for credit in your name and ordering goods online using your card details. Going through your rubbish, known as “dumpster diving” is old hat because these days criminals don’t have to get their hands dirty to steal your…

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How to Report A Personal Identity Theft

How to Report A Personal Identity Theft

Personal identity theft is viewed as a serious offence and if you are victim to this, you should waste no time in reporting it to the relevant authorities. This type of theft is when a fraudster, often online offenders nowadays, obtains your personal identity and financial information to make unauthorised transactions on purchases and to remotely remove money from your…

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Two Signs You Are Under Hack Attack

Two Signs You Are Under Hack Attack

Falling victim to a “hack attack” is a real danger for those of us who rely heavily on our devices – from smartphones to PCs. Hacking is a term most of us are all too familiar with, but would we be able to recognise the signs that our devices have been hacked? If you suspect you are a victim of…

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The Importance of Getting Account Opening Right

The Importance of Getting Account Opening Right

For any businesses or non-commercial organisation wanting to reach out to potential customers or clients via a digital onboarding experience, there really is only one chance to get account opening right. Failure to do so will result in an individual associating a brand – whatever it may be – with a bad experience. Even if they stick with it (perhaps…

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Look Out for Malware

Look Out for Malware

Malware is a new word created by the tech industry, which describe a certain class of malicious applications that play havoc with our computer systems and mobile devices. Similar to spyware or adware, malware is a particular type of tool used by cybercriminals to gain access to your computer to make it perform a function that is often aimed at…

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The Countries Leading the Way in Digital ID Verification

The Countries Leading the Way in Digital ID Verification

While the UK struggles to make progress towards the digital transformation many experts say it needs to ensure a secure, prosperous future for its citizens, other countries around the world are proving more decisive. Adoption of “foreign” technology, as well as concerns over civil rights and liberties, have been cited as possible obstacles to progress in this area among different…

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The Different Types of Identity Theft

The Different Types of Identity Theft

Identity theft is the crime of obtaining the personal or financial information of another person to use their identity to commit fraud, such as making unauthorized transactions or purchases. Identity theft is committed in many different ways and the end result is that victims are typically left with damage to their credit, finances, and reputation. Identity theft occurs when someone…

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