April 4, 2014
All a crafty identity thief needs to sign up for credit cards, government benefits or even a driver’s license is a valid Social Security number in many cases, and it doesn’t matter whether that number belongs to an adult or an infant.
February 13, 2014
Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.
One reason card companies are working hard to...
September 17, 2013
On April 9, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sponsored the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which aims to mitigate tax fraud in seven ways....
September 11, 2013
If you have watched Ocean's Eleven (2001), you already know that stealing money from a casino is easy. The biggest problem is how to make it out of the building with the money and your life, intact. The same is true of identity theft and...
September 6, 2013
As we increasingly rely on E-filing tax returns, we increase the efficiency of IRS operations and our convenience. We also strip away some crucial layers of...
June 19, 2013
Like many people, I’m concerned about protecting my financial...
December 11, 2012
We all love the convenience that debit cards offer. We no longer have to worry about carrying wads of cash (I wish) or losing said cash. However, debit cards also offer thieves a convenient way to get access to the funds in your checking account...
August 2, 2012
ATM theft is somewhat inevitable. The machines hold cash, and well, that’s desirable to criminals. There is a somewhat wide variety of ATM crime, from “skimming” to heist after withdrawal to taking an entire machine off premises....
July 19, 2012
Call it one more unintended consequence of our complicated income tax system: U.S. taxpayer identity theft is rising, and if your identity is snatched, you can expect a long and tortuous process before you are made whole.
In 2011, some 641...
June 26, 2012
A new wave of automated hacking of online bank accounts might have stolen $78 million in the past year from customers in Europe, Latin America and the United States, according to researchers who peered into the computers of the hacking gangs....