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February 28, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ SeaWorld Alleged to Be Fishing for Zip Code Info ]
San Diego, CA Your zip code is private information and savvy marketers in the digital age can use that information to generate a detailed profile of your shopping habits, the kind of car you drive, provide information about how much you earn and a lot more.
April 27, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Victims Targeted in Identity Theft ]
Atlanta, GA If you thought identity theft was just for small-time criminals looking to make a little money, you might want to think again. Identity theft fraud can make thieves millions of dollars, making identity theft scams worth their while. Some people involved in ID theft can rack up millions of dollars in fraudulent transactions, not only benefiting themselves but also financially harming any victim of identity theft.
January 13, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Suspect of Identity Theft in Washington Could Have More Than 1,000 Victims ]
Olympia, WA An Olympia, Washington man who was recently arrested may have planned the identity theft of 1,000 people, according to Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza.
January 12, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Identity Theft Fraud: Copy That… ]
Trenton, NJ The same "gee-whiz" technology that gives us the capacity to watch movies on our smart phones and e-mail clients from the canoe in the middle of the lake has turned our photocopiers and fax machines into a ticking time bomb. Identity theft, something we have in the past associated with credit cards and wayward documents, can stem from—of all places—the photocopier.
August 28, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Settlement Approved in Countrywide Identity Theft Suit ]
Louisville, KY A settlement in a suit concerning identity theft between Countrywide Financial Corp. and 17 million of its customers received final approval from a federal judge.
July 22, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ More Children Emerging as Victims of Identity Theft ]
Atlanta, GA Identity theft is a problem typically associated with adults, but many children are also victims of fraud, often at the hands of family members.
May 13, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Identity Thieves Can Hit the Jackpot with Digital Copiers ]
Buffalo, NY Most Americans are aware of online security and load their computer systems with anti-virus/anti-spyware. But most aren't aware that digital copier hard drives are loaded with information and are a veritable gold mine for identity thieves.
May 10, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New Jersey Men Charged with Identity Theft ]
Freehold, NJ Identity theft fraud can occur even when a consumer performs a transaction in person, thanks to sophisticated systems that allow purveyors of identity theft scams to access accounts, passwords and other private information. The 5/6/10 edition of the Asbury Park Press details one of the most recent cases of identity theft and credit card fraud, alleged to have occurred at a New Jersey restaurant.
March 14, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Online Consumer Fraud Nets Hackers $120 Million in Three Months ]
San Francisco, CA According to the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), online banking scams and online consumer fraud cost companies and individuals more than $120 million during the third quarter of 2009.
January 18, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Analysts Worry that Haitian Relief Efforts May Be Marred by Internet Fraud ]
Los Angeles, CA In the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti earlier this week, many online charities and funds have sprung up to provide relief to the Caribbean nation. Yet analysts are cautioning web surfers to be careful of internet fraud when donating to charities online.