Identity Theft

National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

Tis the season for thieves to steal our identities! They especially like to come out when our credit card information is flying through the internet, purchasing great deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Unfortunately some of those “great” deals are from bogus

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True Value International Fraud Awareness Week

Everyone wants to avoid being victim of fraud, but there’s an equally devastating scenario: being the organization responsible for protecting and securing customers’ personal data only to have a fraudster compromise it and use it for personal gain. Organizations that

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11 Charged in Blue Cross ID Theft, Fraud

Eleven people have been charged with identity theft and credit card fraud after a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employee allegedly printed and shared screen shots of more than 5,000 subscriber profiles. Three are accused of using the stolen

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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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