Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
After a three-week test of the service in the West Loop, the city will begin expanding the program to the rest of the city on Tuesday.
All these recent credit card hacks might have you wondering what to do. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker says it all begins with a simple question.
Many experts agree the U.S. marketplace should replace the magnetic stripe on credit cards with a computer chip, as is used in Europe and elsewhere. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A woman staying at the Double Tree Hotel got a call late at night from a man claiming he was the front desk clerk, asking for her debit card information to verify her account at the hotel.
Getting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.
Three Elgin residents on the same street have recently fallen victim to identity theft. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports on what may be behind the crimes.
The Country Club Hills City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to pull the mayor’s village-issued credit card because of questionable spending.
The City Council in south suburban Country Club Hills is expected to cut its mayor’s credit card in half Monday, after a lot of questionable spending.
Gasoline prices are at record levels in Chicago, and now some drivers are being charged extra just for using a credit card.
Surprisingly, banks may pull your credit card if you’re paying your bills on time but not using the plastic enough. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson explains.
The southwest suburb of Orland Park is looking at using plastic to pay its bills.