ID theft


Experts Offer Range Of Ideas To Protect Yourself Against ID Theft

Is buying insurance the way to go? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looks at different options.


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Feds Probe Supermarket Customer ID Theft Incidents

The investigation into identity theft at a supermarket in north suburban Wilmette continues to expand.



Hacker Gets Email Addresses Of Plainfield School Job Applicants

Plainfield School District 202 says a third-party website it uses to process job applications was hacked by someone who sent an obscene email to thousands of current and former job-seekers.


Is someone targeting neighbors on an Elgin street for ID theft? (CBS)

More Cases Of Elgin ID Theft Surface

A day after CBS 2 reported three residents of the same Elgin street had their identities stolen, more victims stepped forward.



Man Stays In Joliet Motel With Girlfriend’s Corpse For Nearly Two Days

A man stayed in a Joliet motel room with his dead girlfriend’s corpse for nearly two days and used her debit card to buy vodka before calling authorities, police said this weekend.


Kids Identity Theft

Thieves Targeting Kids For ID Theft

There’s a growing type of identity theft most parents don’t know about. Thieves are stealing children’s identities, running up bills and destroying the child’s credit.

CBS 2–04/19/2011

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Guilty Pleas In Scam To Steal Tax Refunds

There are guilty pleas from two women who stole taxpayer IDs to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds for themselves.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010