Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

Identity Theft

Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

For someone who was committing federal crimes on a daily basis, Dan DeFelippi led a pretty uneventful life in the early 2000s. He’d get up and go to work, much like you do. He liked spending time online, and he would run errands after spending a few hours at the office. He was just a… Read More

Target Data Breach: There Hasn’t Been Much Fraud…Yet

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Target Data Breach: There Hasn’t Been Much Fraud…Yet

Target Data Breach: There Hasn’t Been Much Fraud…Yet

With 40 million stolen credit and debit card accounts used at Target floating around in cyberspace, you’d think everyone would know someone hit by credit card fraud by now. Not so. Not yet, anyway. In fact, according to one fraud-fighting company, there’s little sign of an increase of fraudulent charges among Target breach victims. What… Read More

Another Place You Could Become an Identity Theft Victim: Court

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Another Place You Could Become an Identity Theft Victim: Court

Another Place You Could Become an Identity Theft Victim: Court

A former county court clerk in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., pleaded guilty to identity theft Monday, saying she used her work computer to steal people’s personal information while she worked at the traffic and misdemeanor division in the Broward County courthouse. Porscha Kyles, 25, sold the information, including drivers’ names, birthdates and Social Security numbers, to… Read More

Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

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Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

Identity theft can have massive negative effects on millions of people nationwide every year, but today, even many victims who are no longer living may be susceptible to being ripped off by criminals. These days, there are a number of websites frequented by criminals that contain a wealth of personal information on the recently deceased. Criminals then can in turn exploit the… Read More

Could Your Paper Boy Steal Your Identity?

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Could Your Paper Boy Steal Your Identity?

Could Your Paper Boy Steal Your Identity?

A Massachusetts man was recently arraigned in connection with a massive identity theft scheme that ripped off numerous people for at least $200,000. Ikponmwosa Ogiugo, who worked as a newspaper deliveryman in Massachusetts, now faces charges of larceny over $250 by check, five counts of larceny over $250, 12 charges of identity theft and 23 counts of forgery as… Read More

New Identity Theft Scheme Involves Obamacare

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New Identity Theft Scheme Involves Obamacare

New Identity Theft Scheme Involves Obamacare

Criminals are always looking for new twists to get consumers to give up their identifying information, and now some seem to have settled on one that relates to the Affordable Care Act. Many consumers across the country may be receiving calls from identity thieves who are posing as government officials purporting themselves to be trying… Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Mail From Identity Thieves

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5 Ways to Protect Your Mail From Identity Thieves

5 Ways to Protect Your Mail From Identity Thieves

Your mail carrier may soon get Saturdays off, but identity thieves never rest. The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will cease Saturday mail delivery beginning in August. So now is a good time to take steps to protect yourself against mail fraud. More than 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in… Read More

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

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12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

If you still believe identity theft is a marketing gimmick, it’s time to take a look at the Federal Trade Commission report released this week. Identity theft is once again the top complaint in America, as it has been for 13 years. Identity theft complaints surged by 32 percent in 2012 to nearly 370,000, and… Read More

How Identity Theft Can Kill a Small Business

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How Identity Theft Can Kill a Small Business

How Identity Theft Can Kill a Small Business

Identity theft is on the rise again, hitting a 3-year high and producing one new victim every three seconds in 2012, according to a study released Wednesday by Javelin Strategy & Research. Data breaches are responsible for much of the stolen personal information. One in four people who received a breach notification letter fell victim to identity… Read More

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