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.
Customers who used a credit or debit card at Jewel-Osco between June 22 and July 17 may have their data compromised.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called for the formation of a new federal agency to investigate data breaches in much the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane and train crashes.
Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Friday’s revelation that nearly 70 million American shoppers were the victims of a data breach at Target stores serves as proof more vigilance is needed all around to protect our private information.
Target has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.