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Confessions of an Identity Theft Victim

Let me tell you a story….

One Friday evening in the Spring of 1999, I was sitting in the kitchen of my 3-story walkup in Portchester, NY when my cellphone rang. 754 more words

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Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors described a Toronto man’s massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. 599 more words

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6 Indicted In Wide-Ranging Auto, Identity Theft Scheme

DENVER (CBS4) - A Denver grand jury has indicted six people on 119 counts of car, property and identity theft that spanned two years.

Indicted are Nathan Johnson, 29, Shelby Coombes, 22, Bryant Walker, 21, Antonia Solazzo, 28, Jackie Montieth, 29, and Franklin Gorzelski, 29. 130 more words

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Global Internet Authority ICANN Has Been Hacked

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been hacked by unknown attackers. The attackers used a “spear phishing” campaign to target sensitive systems operated by ICANN and sent spoofed emails disguised as internal ICANN communications to ICANN staff members. 29 more words

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Never Give Stores Your ZIP Code, Even If They Don't Let You Leave. Here's Why

The clerk asked for the customer’s ZIP code to process the transaction.

Concerned about her privacy, the customer declined to provide the information, prompting the clerk to remark that no one had ever refused before. 54 more words

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Federal Judge Allows Lawsuits Over Target Data Breach

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A federal judge has ruled that customers suing Target for last year’s data breach will be able to move forward with their claims. 56 more words

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Identity theft going for $30 on black market

People might have to pay a little more for a stolen identity on the black market these days. But in exchange, they’ll get increasingly prompt customer service. 59 more words

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