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Consumer debt, identity theft top Illinois consumer gripes

CHICAGO (AP) _ Consumer debt issues and identity theft topped the list of complaints to the Illinois attorney general’s office in 2014.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released the annual top-ten list of consumer complaints on Monday. 95 more words


The Pitfalls of Two-Factor Authentication

Whether based on one-time password (OTP) tokens, USB devices, scratch cards, short message service (SMS) authentication or biometric data, two-factor authentication (2FA) is the main form of online security for many banks. 33 more words

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Fraud on the rise: 'There's a lot of really smart criminals out there nowadays'

The number of reported fraud cases in Calgary is steadily rising as sophisticated criminals use both new technologies and old methods to scam victims.

And police believe fraud statistics don’t tell the entire story as many victims don’t report fraud to police because they’re ashamed and overcome with embarrassment. 461 more words

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The Markets 3.02.2015

“Well, I never heard it before,” said the Mock Turtle; “but it sounds uncommon nonsense.”

It was an Alice in Wonderland week. European countries, companies, and entrepreneurs were getting paid to borrow money, and ordinary Joes with money in some European banks got letters saying the banks would be charging to hold their money. 233 more words


Federal Trade Commission: Identity theft once again the top consumer complaint

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Identity theft was once again the number one complaint from Americans this year, according the Federal Trade Commission’s annual tally.

There’s no doubt it’s a scary situation when it happens. 252 more words


Man accused of stealing from the dead, abusing children

CORDOVA, Tenn. — Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators claimed a man lived like a king by stealing from the dead.

Law enforcement said James Jackson stole identities from dozens of dead people and made off with more than $300,000. 313 more words


Medical identity theft sees sharp uptick

The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent over the past year, according to a new report from the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance – an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013….


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