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Identity Theft/Fraud

Guest Writer: Frank Abagnale

By now you've heard about the recent spate of data breaches that took place over the holiday season with a number of retailers. The stories have ranged from the number of people potentially affected to a growing ''blame game'' between the financial services and...

Bad Credit

Unless you have a large stash of cash at your disposal, you have to borrow money to buy things you need or want. Large ticket items, like a new house or automobile usually require a loan from a financial institution. (Or you could try...

Jack Pot

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Perhaps you'd use the proceeds to buy a nice vacation property, your own private island or maybe you could set up a charity or pay off a big loan. An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers...

Bad Apples

Knowing our ancestry can help us to learn more about ourselves. For instance, maybe there's a combination between your love for hiking and the fact that your great uncle grew up in the Swiss Alps. Perhaps your mother's great uncle's great grandmother has a...

Fastest Growing Fraud

It looks like identity theft fraudsters are at it again. As if ''true-name'' or traditional identity theft is not bad enough, it looks like ''synthetic'' identity theft is an even bigger challenge that is wreaking havoc with millions of credit reports across the...

Spoofing Fraud

A spoof can be described as a good-humored deception. However, AL.com, describes how one man's crime spoofed 110 victims and their financial institutions by pretending to be someone he wasn't. He stole their personal information and activated or reactivated credit cards in...

Fleeing from Fraud

When someone is in danger, a fight-or-flight response usually occurs. Either the person stays put and confronts the situation or they decide to flee from the mentally or physically threatening situation. The Department of Justice released a statement about an Alabama Man, who was...

Untrustworthy

With Tax Day right around the corner, it's a given that the government will see an increase in fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities. When tax returns are submitted closer to the annual deadline, the chance is greater for having a criminal steal your...

A+ for Creativity in Stealing Identities

Criminals are getting more creative when it comes to stealing identities. Increasingly, we see in the news that fraudsters are targeting more vulnerable populations, including children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, veterans and the homeless. Today's fraud comes from a LIHerald.com story about a...

Don’t Blame the Dog

Dogs have taken the blame for many things including lost homework, mangled shoes and shredded furniture to name a few. A story from the Courthouse News Service describes a Dallas man who may have gotten an idea from the canine species to swallow...

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