Identity theft

October 16, 2019 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether states can prosecute immigrants who use fake Social Security numbers to get a job. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in Kansas' appeal of a state court ruling that threw out three convictions after concluding the state was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo newborns rest in the nursery of Aishes Chayil, a postpartum recovery center, in Kiryas Joel, N.Y. Some parents are discovering that the Social Security number assigned to their newborn is being used by criminals to commit fraud. Identity theft experts recommend that parents freeze their children’s credit now to help prevent problems in the future. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 10, 2019 - 11:44 am
Imagine discovering that your newborn's brand new Social Security number has already been used to construct what Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, calls a "Frankenstein monster of identity." Parents may discover their newborn's tarnished Social Security number...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, file photo, the logo for Capital One Financial appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Data breaches through hacking attacks are common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. Yet few victims can ever pin the blame on any specific breach, whether that’s Equifax from 2017 or the recently disclosed breach at Capital One. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 03, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it's hard to pin the blame on any specific hack, as...
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July 11, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at a Los Angeles digital marketing company has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $20 million from his employer and using it for personal expenses including buy-ins at professional poker tournaments. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment...
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Sunoco Gas Station sign
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June 05, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Someone is out to steal your credit card information and this time, it happened at some gas pumps in Greenville. Greenville police say that all of the pumps at the Sunoco gas station at 1601 Augusta Street were shut down after skimming devices were found on the machines. Police were called out...
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Senior citizens in a classroom
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May 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Better Business Bureau Education Foundation (BBBEF) is hosting a Savvy Senior Workshop to help educate older Upstate residents about how to protect their identify from scammers. The workshop is designed to provide preventative tips to seniors on how to spot and avoid identity theft and scams,...
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2015, file photo shows the Anthem logo at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted Fujie Wang and another Chinese man identified only as John Doe for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies, in an indictment unsealed Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 09, 2019 - 9:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two members of "extremely sophisticated" hacking group operating from China in the 2014-2015 theft of the personal information of nearly 79 million customers of insurer Anthem Inc., the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history. The Justice...
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March 18, 2019 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes. The high court agreed Monday to take a case out of Kansas that involves the state's prosecution of people who were using others' Social...
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March 05, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman has been accused of trying to scam her disabled son out of $200,000 in trust fund money but she won't tell police his location. News outlets report 58-year-old Yvonne Longmire was arrested Friday on several charges, including identity theft. The...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:43 pm
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say approximately 30 people have been taken into custody after a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at a North Carolina manufacturing plant. A statement from the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said the raid on the plant in Sanford was...
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