Identity Theft

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WFTV 9 Orlando
Former Ocala bank employee accused of stealing nearly $700K from family members, customersWillis, 52, stole $688,326 from the six victims, police said. The investigatio
Former Ocala bank employee accused of stealing nearly $700K from family members, customers
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 35 minutes ago
Willis, 52, stole $688,326 from the six victims, police said. The investigation began after Willis’ aunt made a report of identity theft in 2010 while Willis was working at the Wells Fargo Bank at 2001 SW 17th St. in Ocala, police... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Realtors’ Photos Used for Fake CompanyTwo San Diego-based real estate agents are dealing with a case of identity thef
Realtors’ Photos Used for Fake Company
NBC San Diego / Posted 38 minutes ago
Two San Diego-based real estate agents are dealing with a case of identity theft after their online photos were used as the faces of a fake company, unbeknownst to them. For realtors like Will Fagan and Dan Becker, social media is a powerful tool in... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
MAKING CENTS: We all need to be concerned with internet securityyour hometown and maybe even your mother’s maiden name! There is no magic bull
MAKING CENTS: We all need to be concerned with internet security
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted an hour ago
your hometown and maybe even your mother’s maiden name! There is no magic bullet or app that we can buy that will prevent identity theft and people hacking into your accounts so we must be vigilant about keeping our information fresh and... Read more
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Dover Post
MAKING CENTS: We all need to be concerned with internet securityyour hometown and maybe even your mother’s maiden name! There is no magic bull
MAKING CENTS: We all need to be concerned with internet security
Dover Post / Posted an hour ago
your hometown and maybe even your mother’s maiden name! There is no magic bullet or app that we can buy that will prevent identity theft and people hacking into your accounts so we must be vigilant about keeping our information fresh and... Read more
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Times News
Identity theft reported, investigatedpolice at Lehighton are investigating an access device fraud case. The inciden
Identity theft reported, investigated
Times News / Posted 3 hours ago
police at Lehighton are investigating an access device fraud case. The incident dates back to November of last year and identity theft purchases were made through July of this year totaling $1,649, police said. Someone used the victim’s name... Read more
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Quartz
Facebook and Twitter are exposing users to phishing attacks by opening links in new windowscould hijack a page that opened a link in a new tab, Halpern set up a page that
Facebook and Twitter are exposing users to phishing attacks by opening links in new windows
Quartz / Posted 3 hours ago
could hijack a page that opened a link in a new tab, Halpern set up a page that would do just that (but without all the identity theft). To see it in action, just follow these instructions from Halpern’s site. We’ve checked this process to... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Young Americans Are Often Victims Of Identity Theftby the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24
Young Americans Are Often Victims Of Identity Theft
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24 years old often become the victims of identity theft, and most do not realize it. The FTC report stated that during 2015, over 490,000 complaints were made about... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Young Americans Are Often Victims Of Identity Theftby the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24
Young Americans Are Often Victims Of Identity Theft
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 hours ago
by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24 years old often become the victims of identity theft, and most do not realize it. The FTC report stated that during 2015, over 490,000 complaints were made about... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Feds arrest man sought on charges related to 2015 attack on Austin judgeparticipate in an enterprise engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity, con
Feds arrest man sought on charges related to 2015 attack on Austin judge
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 5 hours ago
participate in an enterprise engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Onyeri was also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, a second count of conspiracy to commit wire... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Wells Fargo May Claw Back Millions From Carrie Toldstedt, John Stumpf As Soon As TodayBanking segment as part of its investigation, which not only exposed millions o
Wells Fargo May Claw Back Millions From Carrie Toldstedt, John Stumpf As Soon As Today
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 hours ago
Banking segment as part of its investigation, which not only exposed millions of customers to unlawful fees and potential identity theft, but put the company in the crosshairs of federal investigations.” And somehow throughout all of this, Wells... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Former Ocala bank employee accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from victims, police saywhile she worked at a nearby bank, Ocala police said Tuesday. The investigatio
Former Ocala bank employee accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from victims, police say
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 6 hours ago
while she worked at a nearby bank, Ocala police said Tuesday. The investigation began after Willis’ aunt made a report of identity theft while Willis worked at the Wells Fargo Bank at 2001 SW 17th St. in Ocala, police said. After Willis worked at... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Young Americans are often victims of identity theftby the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24
Young Americans are often victims of identity theft
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 hours ago
by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24 years old often become the victims of identity theft, and most do not realize it. Experts suggest student loan debt should be left to the student. Breaking down... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Young Americans are often victims of identity theft Several studies, including a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission (F
Young Americans are often victims of identity theft
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 hours ago
Several studies, including a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), show that young people between 18 and 24 years old often become... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
Beauregard Sheriff's LogAnimal call. 1019 Animal call. 1035 Trash dumping. 1226 Traffic stop, Dairy
Beauregard Sheriff's Log
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 9 hours ago
Animal call. 1019 Animal call. 1035 Trash dumping. 1226 Traffic stop, Dairy Queen. 1242 Attempted burglary. 1326 Identity theft. 1411 Domestic disturbance. 1420 Domestic disturbance. 1508 Fight. 1606 Traffic stop, East 1st. 1635... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Why tech allows us to take back our healthpeople getting your data?" she said. "The thing that you need to worry about i
Why tech allows us to take back our health
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 13 hours ago
people getting your data?" she said. "The thing that you need to worry about is the fact that they create a back door to identity theft. It always goes back to financial, taking out credit in your name or whatever. That's not a reason to back... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Police search for cloned credit card suspectof using cloned credit cards at Montgomery stores. He's wanted for multiple in
Police search for cloned credit card suspect
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 17 hours ago
of using cloned credit cards at Montgomery stores. He's wanted for multiple instances of fraudulent use of credit card and identity theft. The suspect has allegedly used various cloned debit cards from a local financial institution to make... Read more
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KXXV Waco
SPECIAL REPORT: National heroin and opioid epidemic, a problem locally?have noticed drug user's connections to other crimes. Police say burglary is a
SPECIAL REPORT: National heroin and opioid epidemic, a problem locally?
KXXV Waco / Posted 17 hours ago
have noticed drug user's connections to other crimes. Police say burglary is a common crime among drug users along with identity theft. "These criminals, who are basically feeding their drug habit. They need drug money. So we are seeing a... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
SPECIAL REPORT: National heroin and opioid epidemic, a problem locally?have noticed drug user's connections to other crimes. Police say burglary is a
SPECIAL REPORT: National heroin and opioid epidemic, a problem locally?
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 17 hours ago
have noticed drug user's connections to other crimes. Police say burglary is a common crime among drug users along with identity theft. "These criminals, who are basically feeding their drug habit. They need drug money. So we are seeing a... Read more
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Rocklin & Roseville Today
Roseville Woman Sentenced for 14 Year Prison Sentenceguilty of multiple counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, making a false
Roseville Woman Sentenced for 14 Year Prison Sentence
Rocklin & Roseville Today / Posted 18 hours ago
guilty of multiple counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, making a false loan application, and committing aggravated identity theft. According to evidence presented at the first trial, in 2008 Siders and co-defendant Theo Adams, 50, of... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Ark. new identification cards more resistant to identity thefthave a choice of receiving an enhanced ID or driver's license with the aim of l
Ark. new identification cards more resistant to identity theft
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 21 hours ago
have a choice of receiving an enhanced ID or driver's license with the aim of limiting the number of people affected by identity theft. State workers said it's been a long process. But, this offers a more secure and efficient way to protect... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Children favour criminalisation of harmful online behaviourthat more needed to be done on education and online safety. More than nine out
Children favour criminalisation of harmful online behaviour
Irish Examiner / Posted 21 hours ago
that more needed to be done on education and online safety. More than nine out of 10 children said online abuse, such as identity theft, catfishing (stealing a person’s identity by creating a fake profile), cyberbullying, and revenge porn, should... Read more
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CNET
FCC says blocking wireless hotspots is illegaldesigned to protect its visitors "from rogue wireless hot spots that can cause
FCC says blocking wireless hotspots is illegal
CNET / Posted 21 hours ago
designed to protect its visitors "from rogue wireless hot spots that can cause degraded service, insidious cyberattacks and identity theft." Marriott's argument centers on the belief that personal devices that establish hotspots -- everything from... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man sentenced to two years in East TN check fraud schemeU.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Monday sentenced Jones, 36, to a mandatory tw
Man sentenced to two years in East TN check fraud scheme
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Monday sentenced Jones, 36, to a mandatory two-year prison term for aggravated identity theft for his role in a scheme based in Charlotte, N.C., in which the homeless were lured with a little cash, taken... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Birthdates online create security riskads and collecting personal information. But the information also can give hac
Birthdates online create security risk
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
ads and collecting personal information. But the information also can give hackers another piece of information for identity theft. This is why banks tell you not to use your birthday in your user ID and why security experts warn to keep it... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Bulletin BoardThe Bank of the San Juans will also help you understand the difference between
Bulletin Board
Canon City Daily Record / Posted yesterday
The Bank of the San Juans will also help you understand the difference between good and bad credit and how to guard against identity theft. For more information, call (719) 784-4649. 7 p.m. Cañon City/Florence branch of Serendipity Peak Dulcimer... Read more
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Times News
Identity theft seminarFirst Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is reaching out to the community by hol
Identity theft seminar
Times News / Posted yesterday
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is reaching out to the community by holding a seminar on identity theft at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at its Bethlehem Branch, 257 Brodhead Road. The seminar will focus on: • What phishing, pharming, spamming and... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Nutley: Police blotter, Sept. 26charges totaling $337, which were made in Georgia. The victim contacted the iss
Nutley: Police blotter, Sept. 26
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
charges totaling $337, which were made in Georgia. The victim contacted the issuer and elected to be entered into the identity theft system. On Sept. 21, headquarters received a walk-in report from a victim. The victim stated that they... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas begins 'Real ID' driver licensesbe required for air travel by 2020, according to a state news release. The sys
Arkansas begins 'Real ID' driver licenses
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
be required for air travel by 2020, according to a state news release. The system is billed as greater safeguard against identity theft. The Real ID can be used in place of a passport for some limited foreign travel — Canada, Mexico and Caribbean... Read more
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The News & Observer
Valadao bill to fight identity theft wins bipartisan supportmailed documents that contain full Social Security numbers, Congress can lessen
Valadao bill to fight identity theft wins bipartisan support
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
mailed documents that contain full Social Security numbers, Congress can lessen the occurrence and mitigate the impacts of identity theft,” Valadao said when he introduced the bill.” According to the Federal Trade Commission, as many as nine... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
How to protect yourself from the Yahoo hackersand repeat forever. If your credit report shows accounts were opened that you
How to protect yourself from the Yahoo hackers
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
and repeat forever. If your credit report shows accounts were opened that you did not authorize, you may be a victim of identity theft. In fact, accounts may have been opened in the name of any family member. You can freeze your account, meaning... Read more
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The Atlantic
What the FBI's Crime Numbers Mean in One Citysaid. “I don’t actually think the crimes have gone up, but the reporting has go
What the FBI's Crime Numbers Mean in One City
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
said. “I don’t actually think the crimes have gone up, but the reporting has gone up.” Specifically, property crimes, identity theft, and other forms of cybercrimes have gone up in the county. And national events, like the breach on 500... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Legislation would force feds to safeguard informationthief. In 2014, a colleague of mine in the U.S. House, Rep. Jim Renacci of Ohi
Legislation would force feds to safeguard information
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
thief. In 2014, a colleague of mine in the U.S. House, Rep. Jim Renacci of Ohio, and his wife were also victims of identity theft. Americans are compelled to surrender personal information to the government for a variety of reasons,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
BBB: Tips for thwarting cybercrimeNo one is immune from the threat of cybercrime. Its many forms include online i
BBB: Tips for thwarting cybercrime
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
No one is immune from the threat of cybercrime. Its many forms include online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail spoofing, information piracy and forgery plus much more. The results can vary from major annoyance to... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Places with the highest paychecksremember to call ahead to forward your important snail mail, such as bank and t
Places with the highest paychecks
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 2 days ago
remember to call ahead to forward your important snail mail, such as bank and tax statements, to help protect yourself from identity theft. Here are the top-paying counties. It’s no surprise that rapper Jay-Z refers New York as “the concrete... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry County grand jury indictments• Andrew J. Giblin, 29, 25410 Harmony Road, Marengo, identity theft. • Oliveri
McHenry County grand jury indictments
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 days ago
• Andrew J. Giblin, 29, 25410 Harmony Road, Marengo, identity theft. • Oliveria Garcia, 56, 3016 W. Route 120, McHenry, identity theft. • Austin D. Broome, 22, 1436 Market St., Lacrosse, Wisconsin, burglary, criminal trespassing, two counts of... Read more
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USA Today
Places with the highest paychecksremember to call ahead to forward your important snail mail, such as bank and t
Places with the highest paychecks
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
remember to call ahead to forward your important snail mail, such as bank and tax statements, to help protect yourself from identity theft. Here are the top-paying counties. It’s no surprise that rapper Jay-Z refers New York as “the concrete... Read more
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News.com.au
Scratchie scam cards found in Perth mailidentity and victims can be asked to send a copy of their passport and provide
Scratchie scam cards found in Perth mail
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
identity and victims can be asked to send a copy of their passport and provide other personal information which may lead to identity theft." The scam has been running for many years, and while the brochures and scratchies have the same look, the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Sept. 24, 2016 updatewith possession of stolen property valued at more than $1,000, 9/23. Karla Lou
Sept. 24, 2016 update
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
with possession of stolen property valued at more than $1,000, 9/23. Karla Louise Lathrom, 50, in connection with identity theft, forgery and aggravated burglary, 9/23. Roget Kamron Bernard Davis, 32, in connection with aggravated... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Are you a beneficiary of a quiet trust?and feel the less a child knows about their assets, the less likely they are to
Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Are you a beneficiary of a quiet trust?
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 3 days ago
and feel the less a child knows about their assets, the less likely they are to become the target of a frivolous lawsuit, identity theft or a kidnapping. And, finally, we need only look as far as Paris Jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of the late... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
NJ Judge Sentences Romanian Hacker to Three Years31-year-old Mircea-Illie Ispasoiu must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had
NJ Judge Sentences Romanian Hacker to Three Years
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 3 days ago
31-year-old Mircea-Illie Ispasoiu must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Prosecutors say the scheme targeted retailers, security companies, medical offices and people in the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Romanian gets prison term for orchestrating hacking schemeIspasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleade
Romanian gets prison term for orchestrating hacking scheme
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
Ispasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Prosecutors say the scheme targeted retailers, security companies, medical offices and people in the... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Romanian gets prison term for orchestrating hacking schemeIspasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleade
Romanian gets prison term for orchestrating hacking scheme
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 3 days ago
Ispasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Prosecutors say the scheme targeted retailers, security companies, medical offices and people in the... Read more
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FOX News
Romanian Gets Prison Term For Orchestrating Hacking SchemeIspasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleade
Romanian Gets Prison Term For Orchestrating Hacking Scheme
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
Ispasoiu (EE-spa-SHOW-you) must also pay $907,204 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Prosecutors say the scheme targeted retailers, security companies, medical offices and people in the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Yahoo could pay for breach negligence in lower-priced Verizon dealRobert Schwartz, who accused Yahoo of failing to adequately protect his persona
Yahoo could pay for breach negligence in lower-priced Verizon deal
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Robert Schwartz, who accused Yahoo of failing to adequately protect his personal information from data breaches and identity theft. The suit seeks class action status. Security and management experts are also questioning the timetable and... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
'I'm being punished,' says woman jailed to testifyand she's served a variety of sentences at Coffee Creek dating to 1996, includi
'I'm being punished,' says woman jailed to testify
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
and she's served a variety of sentences at Coffee Creek dating to 1996, including convictions for various drug crimes, identity theft and burglary. But this stay, she said, has been different. "This time is the most difficult because I didn't... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Rules Limit Access for Retail Investors On Nairobi Bourseto access the system and provide safeguards on appropriate use of the system. T
New Rules Limit Access for Retail Investors On Nairobi Bourse
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
to access the system and provide safeguards on appropriate use of the system. The measures are meant to prevent identity theft, fraud and money laundering. Investors will be required to register with the intermediaries, get system... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Retailers Offer Consumers Mobile Check-OutAs issues with credit card chip readers continue to leave consumers and busines
Retailers Offer Consumers Mobile Check-Out
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
As issues with credit card chip readers continue to leave consumers and businesses vulnerable to identity theft, many retailers are rolling out a different type of solution - paying by mobile app. Large retailers such as Wal-Mart already offer this... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Sites want your birthday, creating security riskads and collecting personal information. But the information can also give hac
Sites want your birthday, creating security risk
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 3 days ago
ads and collecting personal information. But the information can also give hackers another piece of information for identity theft. This is why banks tell you not to use your birthday in your user ID and why security experts warn to keep it... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Retailers Offer Consumers Mobile Check-OutAs issues with credit card chip readers continue to leave consumers and busines
Retailers Offer Consumers Mobile Check-Out
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
As issues with credit card chip readers continue to leave consumers and businesses vulnerable to identity theft, many retailers are rolling out a different type of solution - paying by mobile app. Large retailers such as Wal-Mart already offer this... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'I'm being punished,' says woman jailed to testifyand she's served a variety of sentences at Coffee Creek dating to 1996, includi
'I'm being punished,' says woman jailed to testify
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
and she's served a variety of sentences at Coffee Creek dating to 1996, including convictions for various drug crimes, identity theft and burglary. The reality of jail is constant: It's cold. It's lonely. And everything costs money - which she... Read more
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