Identity Theft News

Identity Theft Likely to Rise With Dashboard Shopping

Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your identity, too. Eager for a cut of drivers’ purchases of fast food, gas and more, automakers have …

South Florida Beloved by Retirees and Fraudsters

Psssst – Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you’re looking for. Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of …

Travelers Claims Data Reveals Ways Thieves Use Stolen Identities

Travelers revealed 2014 identity fraud claim information from its claim data that highlight the most common ways identity thieves use personal information. Thirty-six percent were a result of thieves using existing credit or debit cards. Twenty-one percent of claims are …

Identity Theft Insurance: Is it Worth It?

Anyone who isn’t in a high state of alert about safeguarding his or her identity is either in massive denial or is a fatalist. The data breach at Anthem put about 80 million consumers at risk of ID theft, states …

President Plans to Focus on Cybersecurity Ahead of Annual Speech

President Barack Obama will spend most of the coming week previewing more of the proposals he will outline in his annual State of the Union policy address, including on identity theft, electronic privacy and cybersecurity, the White House says. Traditionally, …

Identity Theft Victims Face Months of Hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer’s free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone …

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Announce Identity Theft Arrests

Tennessee’s Highway Patrol and Shelby County officials are announcing dozens of arrests following an identity theft investigation. A news conference was held Tuesday afternoon in Memphis to discuss details of the investigation, which was done by the state Department of …

Gulfstream Accountant Accused of Embezzling $8.5M

An embezzler who served time in federal prison was arrested in a scheme to steal at least $8.5 million from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to finance a lavish lifestyle, the FBI said. Following Friday’s arrest, Marvin Caukin of Calabasas, Calif., was …

Northwest Residents Dismiss Dumpster Diving, Mail Theft While Fearing Identity Theft

In this increasingly digital world, many Northwest residents worry about the threat of online identity theft, but according to the latest poll results from Seattle-based PEMCO Insurance, about three-quarters say they continue to bank online anyway. And while the poll …

Kentucky County Deletes Sensitive Information From Public Records

Jefferson County has spent years erasing Social Security numbers from some public records in an effort to protect against identity theft. Before officials began the effort in 2010, hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers in the state’s largest county …