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Tax fraud, identity theft scheme: One of three Milwaukee sisters headed to prison

MILWAUKEE — One of three Milwaukee sisters charged in connection with a tax fraud and identity theft scheme has been sentenced to prison.

38-year-old Angela Staten was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison on Tuesday, February 9th for her role in the scheme. 599 more words


Tips to Protect Your Social Security Number

As the number of identity theft cases and hacking scams increase, it is becoming more and more important to be aware of where and how you are releasing your personal information. 637 more words


Wisconsin Sees Increase Of Identity Theft Complaints

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin consumer protection officials compiling a list of top complaints in 2015 say identity theft is on the rise.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says telemarketing remains the perennial leader among complaint categories, reinforced by a rash of threatening phone scams. 85 more words


Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet

Once upon a time, it was possible to prevent personal data from getting into the hands of the wrong person by using a paper shredder and a bit of common sense. 713 more words

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Why Your Federal Tax Return May Take Longer... And Why It's A Good Thing

Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers the consumer beat for NBCNews.com.  In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he discusses why your federal tax returns might be delayed… 86 more words

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Tax Season is Here: Identity Protection Tips!

I have been hearing more and more about people getting calls from people, acting like they are IRS agents, and threatening all kinds of crazy stuff.   245 more words


How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

This post originally appeared on Forbes.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 25 – 29, with a series of events aimed at educating consumers. 760 more words

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