Identity Theft

Identity Fraud and Identity Theft on KTOE with Heather Wagenhals

Don Rivert and Dan McCargar of KTOE interview personal finance expert and Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, Heather Wagenhals, as she warns listeners of identity fraud and identity theft.  Tune in as Heather breaks down the difference between identity fraud and identity theft while offering listeners advice on how

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AT&T Customer ID Theft Scam

Local 10 – Eight people have been convicted in a South Florida identity theft scheme in which AT&T customer information was stolen by a former call center employee. Federal prosecutors say ex-employee Chouman Syrilien illegally provided other conspirators with identifying

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Gilbert Resident Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

A Gilbert resident accused of multi-million dollar fraud was involved in California Republican campaigns. Farzaneh Akhavi, 55, is being accused of using her influence to systematically defraud a political hopeful out of $1.6 million. She was charged in a federal indictment of

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Military Families Main Target for Identity Theft

Members of a military family might not be under attack overseas, but their identities and bank accounts are taking cover here on their homeland. A 2013 Federal Trade Commission study found that military consumers reported identity theft at twice the rate of

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Identity Fraud Strikes a New Victim Every Two Seconds

The number of identity fraud victims jumped to 13.1 million in 2013, a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research finds. That’s an increase of 500,000 from 2012 and the second highest number of victims since Javelin began conducting its

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Phishing Fire Drills to Help Cyber Fraud in 2014

Spearphishing, identity theft and personal devices brought to work are areas to watch for increasing fraudulent activity, according to a panel on 2014 Fraud Trends at the recent Privacy XChange Forum in held in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The panelists discuss the phishing versus spearphishing tactic. While a phishing scam […]

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