March 10, 2013
Did you read the most recent Tweet from Twitter? Your user information may have been stolen!
Twitter announced in a blog post that a recent, "extremely sophisticated" hack may have exposed around 250,000 users' email addresses and other information. As reported in www.nbcnews.com.
Data stolen incl... [More]
April 29, 2012
Despite advances in technology, thieves are always one step ahead. Of the many things they steal, one prominent one this time of year are tax refund checks. This is accomplished of course through identity fraud.
Take the case of 71-year-old Mike Bucalo Jr. Mike never lived in Miami, having lived th... [More]
February 8, 2012
Identity theft is a major problem all over the world. This is especially true here in the United States of America. But what do identity thieves do with the identities they steal? If you are Mia Camille Garza you go on a shopping spree!
According to the Sacramento Bee, Garza favored Prada, Gucci an... [More]
January 24, 2012
America has long been known as “The Land of Opportunity.” It has been a mecca for immigrants to settle and be free to make their own opportunity. For some, this is an opportunity to steal and rob. Such is the case of Sang-Hyun “Jimmy” Park.
Park was the leader of an identity... [More]
November 3, 2011
I admit, that headline is misleading. The credit card companies, namely, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover do not need to take an online stop theft class. They do, however, need to continue to improve their security to keep cotton-picking thieves from obtaining your information.
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October 30, 2011
How much crime could an online stop theft class have? As a counselor for both in class and online theft classes I assure you the recidivism rate for theft is less after taking the class than having not gotten caught. Perhaps, had everyone been forced to take a theft class some of the $13 million tha... [More]
October 24, 2011
Good old-fashioned American ingenuity is what we like to see. Unfortunately in this case it represents the all-too-common American way of earning a buck for free (by living off the teat of the government) or stealing.
Police in Queens, New York last week brought down a network of bank tellers, stor... [More]
October 20, 2011
Beware the food on your table could be swiped. Even as more American families are trying to make healthier diet choices, many duplicitous food makers are contributing to the spread of Food Identity Theft.
While some of the deceptions are subtle, others are much more serious. Some make claims that a... [More]
October 15, 2011
Identity theft is just one of the many plagues facing our nation, and the world, today. Its proclivity has reached near epidemic proportions. Now the largest ID theft in history has been revealed and stopped.
A Queens-based identity theft ring described as the biggest in U.S. history - with ties as... [More]
September 15, 2011
With identity theft a rampant problem in the United States these days it is quite alarming to find a new form of this thievery beginning to take hold.
A particular kind of identity theft is getting the attention of law enforcement officials: Americans who alter Social Security numbers or change bir... [More]