8/1/2010 3:29:00 PM
Retirees stand to lose their hard-earned money as a result of a data breach that released the personal information of thousands.
8/1/2010 8:34:00 AM
As the incidence of identity theft increases, judges take a harder line with criminals and impose harsher sentences.
8/30/2010 4:15:00 PM
Many consumers may be aware that the threat of a data breach has grown considerably in the last few years, but a new report on the problem revealed some shocking numbers.
8/30/2010 3:59:00 PM
An increase in the number of data breaches has encouraged Connecticut regulators to impose a new notification timeline when a consumer's information is compromised.
8/29/2010 4:19:00 PM
Many consumers may believe that they are only being targeted by hackers who want to commit identity theft when they're online, but that this may no longer be the case.
8/26/2010 4:32:00 PM
While many in Iowa are still recovering from the series of severe storms and flooding that affected their state earlier this summer, scammers and identity thieves have moved into the area.
8/25/2010 4:34:00 PM
A recent trend across the country has seen children targeted by criminals for the purposes of identity theft, and many parents are on the lookout for ways to detect such a crime.
8/25/2010 8:36:00 AM
Although the most highly publicized cases of identity theft typically involve data breaches and elaborate schemes, stolen wallets remain the leading cause of the crime.
8/24/2010 5:30:00 PM
Many people think of phishing scams as simply occurring over email or by traditional mail, but occasionally they can also happen over the phone. That has been the case recently for one Texas city.
8/24/2010 5:07:00 PM
Most consumers make sure they have the most up-to-date security and anti-virus software, but some may overlook certain dangers that can compromise their personal information.
8/23/2010 2:42:00 PM
Many consumers may be aware that they could be targeted for identity theft, but the threat also exists for military personnel, who are the new focus of a malware program.
8/23/2010 9:33:00 AM
Police officers warn citizens to be on the lookout for a new identity theft tactic many criminals are employing to steal personal information: Car burglaries.
8/18/2010 9:36:00 AM
Soon after Facebook introduced its new "Like" button several months ago, users were clamoring for an accompanying button that allowed them to "Dislike" something. While the social networking giant hasn't yet responded to those dem
8/18/2010 9:34:00 AM
The controversial Red Flags Rule that resulted in many medical organizations launching a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission will see a new adversary join the fight.
8/17/2010 1:41:00 PM
Many consumers are aware of the potential threat to their personal information that can sometimes come in their email, but now there is yet another, more insidious one.
8/16/2010 4:04:00 PM
As identity theft protection becomes more popular, credit card issuers are joining the mix by launching products that afford consumers more control over their accounts.
8/13/2010 1:41:00 PM
School is generally thought to be one of the safest places a child can be, but a recent law has many parents in Maine feeling apprehensive about how well their children are protected from identity theft.
8/13/2010 7:39:00 AM
High unemployment rates and debt are not the only issues that have Americans preoccupied, according to a new report that highlights growing concerns over online safety.
8/13/2010 7:37:00 AM
A new technology has been introduced that hopes to link financial information to mobile phones, making it more difficult for identity thieves to use stolen payment information.
8/9/2010 8:40:00 AM
A case involving nearly $1.4 million being stolen from billionaire Orange County, California, real estate mogul Donald Bren highlights that anyone can fall victim to identity theft.
8/5/2010 3:02:00 PM
It may be difficult to imagine any person, especially a parent, stealing the identity of a child. But as this type of crime becomes more prevalent, advocates are fighting back.
8/3/2010 3:12:00 PM
Some Americans may avidly protect their bank account information from criminals, but there are other documents that could cause damage if they fall into the wrong hands, including tax paperwork.
8/3/2010 7:26:00 AM
In their moment of financial need, many scammers are targeting the unemployed and preying on their vulnerabilities to make money, according to a recent report.
8/2/2010 2:49:00 PM
A recent court decision will allow one citizen to post public records containing the Social Security numbers of government officials on her website, raising questions about identity theft risks.