Tag Archives: IDENTITY THEFT

AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT

Broadly speaking if your personal information is used to steal from you or carry out other crimes then you’re a victim of identity fraud. A common example of the crime is to steal personal information, open a credit card account … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION IS EASY PICKINGS FOR SCAMMERS WANTING TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

In my novel, my character has to deal with the consequences of identity theft, don’t you become a victim too. We all know about Phishing which is when hackers attempt to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by … Continue reading

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STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

If your identity has been accessed it is easy for criminals to quickly open multiple lines of credit and perpetrate “bust-out schemes.” The fraudster creates new credit cards and then immediately uses the credit cards to buy gift cards at … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT NO. 1 CONSUMER COMPLAINT

In 2013, identity theft retained its No. 1 spot on the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints. That same year, American consumers reported losing more than $1.6 billion to fraud, according to the FTC’s annual report on consumer … Continue reading

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EAST EUROPEAN CYBER CRIMINALS ‘PROTECTED FROM PROSECUTION’

Original story by Tim Ring February 04, 2014 For Full Story click here Respected security researcher Nart Villeneuve has controversially declared that Eastern European cyber criminal gangs – responsible for the recent attacks on Target and other major retailers – … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT

By Mai Camille People all over the world have been affected by the horrors of cyber crime. It’s a term that covers a broad scope of criminal activity using a computer. It includes identity theft, financial fraud, identity defacement and … Continue reading

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STOLEN PASSPORTS and STOLEN IDENTITIES

There is a massive world-wide trade in forged and stolen passports and identity theft. The recent disappearance of the Malaysian airliner highlights this situation. Malaysia’s police chief said on Tuesday that one of the two men holding false passports who … Continue reading

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TARGET UPDATE

Original Story on Wink News 6th March 2014 If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores, there is now an additional reason for concern. Target says … Continue reading

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13 MILLION AMERICANS VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT IN 2013

Original Post: Mar 07, 2014 11:36 AM By Laura Evans, @lauraevansfox5 WASHINGTON – There has been an increase in the number of Americans who fell victim to identity theft in 2013. A new report released by the Consumer Federation of … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT IS A NIGHTMARE THAT CAN RUIN LIVES

The FTC said identity fraud is the top complaint it has dealt with in the past 13 years. It received 369,132 such complaints in 2012, or 18 percent of its total complaints. Identity fraud dwarfed complaints about debt collectors, which … Continue reading

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