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May 10, 2013
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...
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....
May 18, 2012
Sonia Bovio, tired but unable to sleep after her long journey from Phoenix to London last week, settled into her hotel room and was fiddling around on her laptop. One inadvertent click later, a file downloaded and she realized she had made a big...
April 4, 2012
Taxpayers who are victims of identity theft should be allowed to see fraudulent tax returns attributed to them, tax attorneys told Congress in a proposal.
A wave of identity theft has led to tax fraud in Tampa, Florida, and Puerto Rico,...
April 2, 2012
March 16, 2012
Nearly 12 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2011, an increase of 13 percent over 2010, according to a report released on Wednesday by the research firm Javelin Strategy & Research.
The rise in the use of smartphones...