7/30/2010 3:44:00 PM
Despite the recent Facebook data breach that exposed the vulnerabilities of social networking sites, millions of Americans continue to leave pertinent information of full view of the online community.
7/30/2010 7:48:00 AM
Many consumers across the country are rightly concerned about identity theft, and take a number of precautions to shield themselves from the crime in their everyday lives.
7/29/2010 1:58:00 PM
A ring of identity thieves in the Tampa Bay area whose successful modus operandi quickly spread across the country has finally been broken up.
7/29/2010 1:50:00 PM
A recent spike in claims of identity theft in the suburbs of Chicago has prompted local police to warn residents about the dangers they face from these fraudsters.
7/28/2010 2:18:00 PM
Most consumers are aware of what to do if a thief steals their credit cards or somehow gets their bank account information. But some may not be aware that they can get just as many financial headaches if a fraudster gets ahold of their medical inform
7/28/2010 2:16:00 PM
A woman who illegally made thousands of dollars worth of purchases with someone else's information was arrested when she tried to go to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.
7/28/2010 8:21:00 AM
Many consumers across the country visit lawyers and disclose all sorts of sensitive information, but one law office in Texas was recently found to be especially careless with that data.
7/27/2010 9:39:00 AM
Thieves that try to steal other people's identities have showed their opportunism before by targeting those affected by major natural disasters. Now they're moving on to attacking consumers with diabetes.
7/27/2010 7:47:00 AM
Seniors citizens across the country are being targeted by identity thieves hoping to profit from all the hard work they've done to build their credit history over a number of decades.
7/26/2010 2:25:00 PM
Too many schools are gathering the Social Security information of their students, even though the data is not required by law, a new report reveals.
7/23/2010 10:05:00 AM
When consumers go to their local bank or credit union, they don't expect that their information could be used in identity theft, but unfortunately that's the case for one such institution in Arizona.
7/22/2010 9:58:00 AM
Speaking at the 21st annual ACFE Fraud Conference and Exhibition will be Utica College, informing members about its new curriculum aimed at fighting white collar crime.
7/22/2010 9:50:00 AM
Millions of young people use Facebook every day to chat with friends and play games, but hackers are also using it to scam them out of their personal information.
7/21/2010 9:40:00 AM
Any consumer that had dealings with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, in the last 14 years should be aware that they are at risk for identity theft.
7/20/2010 12:39:00 PM
Clients of the Maryland Department of Human Resources are now at greater risk for identity theft.
7/19/2010 11:00:00 PM
Being an adult has its advantages when falling victim to identity theft. Adults can detect and prevent the crime by taking certain security precautions and monitoring their information. Resolving the issue is also more expedient because they have the
7/19/2010 1:31:00 PM
Credit card companies are now placing a greater emphasis on privacy, and protecting the account information of both their customers and other businesses. And with this in mind, Visa has rolled out a new kind of protection that is already winning accl
7/16/2010 1:32:00 PM
A San Diego tax preparer is facing charges that he used the personal identity information of both current and former clients to commit fraud.
7/15/2010 11:00:00 PM
The vulnerability of personal, business and government databases remains a cause of concern for lawmakers who are seeing an increased number of data breaches. The risk increases both as more sensitive information is transferred or stored online and m
7/15/2010 10:59:00 AM
A lengthy delay between when the Connecticut State Teachers' Retirement Board realized it had a security breach and when it told nearly 60,000 members about it has caused the state's attorney general to take action.
7/14/2010 2:50:00 PM
A virus recently infected a laptop owned by Oklahoma University that stored files with student names and Social Security numbers, and the school waited two weeks after its discovery to inform the affected people of the security breach.
7/13/2010 9:57:00 AM
Fraudsters have a number of ways to steal the money or personal information of consumers at their disposal, and consumers are often aware of these methods.
7/12/2010 1:55:00 PM
The rising number of identity theft cases has led many identity theft service providers to launch educational campaigns or provide software at no cost to businesses, individuals and institutions. Under its Student Initiative Program, identity theft s
7/12/2010 9:06:00 AM
Many consumers hand their credit cards over to employees at stores and hotels without thinking twice, but a recent story out of Kansas City could give them pause the next time they do so.
7/9/2010 10:08:00 AM
When a skimming device - a small piece of electronics that reads and stores information from credit cards' magnetic strips - was discovered at a gas pump at a station in Gainesville, Florida, earlier this week, authorities warned that consumers shoul
7/8/2010 10:54:00 AM
Many college students may not consider that their identity could be compromised, especially through their school.
7/7/2010 4:04:00 PM
Despite warnings from law enforcement officials and the Federal Trade Commission, the number of Americans falling victim to fake health plans continues to rise, according to a report from the Insurance Journal. Confusion and a lengthy timeline surrou
7/7/2010 12:58:00 PM
Thousands of homeowners in Florida may want to find out whether the applications or checks they mailed to Citizens Property Insurance last month made it to the right place.
7/6/2010 12:56:00 PM
Any American, regardless of their age, can fall victim to identity theft if the proper precautions are not taken. However, some groups are more vulnerable to the crime than others, including senior citizens. Older Americans should understand their pe
7/6/2010 8:54:00 AM
When staying at hotels, consumers should be aware that they are at heightened risk for identity theft.
7/2/2010 2:49:00 PM
The rising incidence of identity theft has many Americans updating the security settings on their computer, obtaining a copy of their credit reports and watching their mail closely. All of these measures are important and necessary steps to prevent a
7/2/2010 2:44:00 PM
Data and security breaches are becoming more prevalent than consumers want to see, but one corporation has been put in the position of notifying its customers that a breach has been discovered - again. WellPoint, a leading insurance provider, has not
7/2/2010 1:34:00 PM
College students may not consider that information related to their identity could be stolen from school computers, but that possibility became a reality for students at the University of Maine last week.
7/1/2010 2:56:00 PM
As children are released from school for the summer, traffic on popular teen music, celebrity and movie websites increases. Internet security service provider CyberDefender has issued an advisory to parents to keep a close eye on the websites their c
7/1/2010 11:56:00 AM
Identity theft can happen at any time, and threats don't just come from hackers on the internet and scam artists on the phone. Sometimes, identity theft can happen when consumers are getting dinner.