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Identity Theft/Fraud

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Online banking customers enjoy instant access to their account balances from their computers and mobile devices. Checking account balances, reviewing transactions, paying bills and easily transferring money between accounts is a nice perk of the service. A Sandy Springs, Ga., man used his online...

Bad Memories

Oh, how we all long for summer vacation, or any vacation for that matter, especially after a very long year of being stuck inside due to a pandemic. Back in the day when you could travel anywhere without the fear of catching a deadly...

A Rotten Ruse

A Medina, Ohio man has been sentenced to two years in prison for committing aggravated identity theft. Brian Michael Rini was indicted by a grand jury on April 18, 2019 and pleaded guilty in January 2020 to stealing the identity of a child who...

Leave the Children Out of It

Identity theft occurs when a fraudster uses another person’s identity to gain unauthorized access to their financial information. A woman from Washington stole the identities of over a dozen children to fraudulently collect benefits and open bank accounts in their names. (What kind of...

Young and Wicked

Elderly people are one of the most common demographics targeted by fraudsters because they are seen as more vulnerable and easier to exploit. Fraudsters typically use scare tactics to convince elderly individuals to trust them with their personal information and money. A Minnesota couple has...

Off with Her Head

Identity theft occurs when a fraudster uses another person’s identity to gain unauthorized access to their financial information. As you know, fraudsters will employ a variety of schemes to collect personally identifiable information from unsuspecting victims. Today’s case is about two Sacramento women who...

Phishing for Elderly Victims

Senior citizens are susceptible to fraud because they are more likely to fall for phishing schemes. (We’re not talking about fishing here. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails that look legitimate to induce individuals to reveal personal info like passwords or account...

Identity Crisis

Typically, when a fraudster is guilty of committing one crime, it’s almost a sure thing that they’re guilty of committing multiple. This is the case for one fraudster from Oregon who managed to rack up a staggering amount of charges against her for attempting...

No Cash Back

People pickpocket packs of gum, pairs of earrings, and other small things from retailers thinking it’s a harmless crime without consequences. Petty theft itself is not to be condoned, but the even larger problem is how easily people escalate from petty theft to full-fledged...

COVID Feature: No Time to Gamble

Nevada is the latest in a string of states to report increased amounts of identity theft due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Nevada is known for legalized gambling, this is no time to be taking chances when it comes to safeguarding personal information. Thanks to...

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