Cyber criminals can ruin your credit, making it difficult to buy a house or car, but CBS 2′s Jim Williams learned, not everyone takes action even after the fraud’s been discovered.
A routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.
Chicago is among the top five cities for refund-related tax ID theft. In this original report Dorothy Tucker takes a look at how easy it is to become a victim and what you can do to protect yourself.
In the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.
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.
A nurse at a west suburban hospital stole the identity of a patient, opened several credit accounts in the woman’s name and purchased thousands of dollars worth of clothing, police said.
He may be the world’s biggest Disney fan, but a local restaurant manager is in huge trouble with the law for the way he allegedly paid for 15 recent Disney trips.
Elgin’s former deputy police chief was indicted Tuesday for illegally accessing emails and using police resources for personal research.
A north suburban woman swindled $30,000 from an elderly man to buy items for herself including gasoline, a refrigerator and a home theater system, according to authorities.
A Bulgarian man arrested at his Trump Tower home in March pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial crimes for his role in phony credit, debit and gift card scam.
Law enforcement officials are about to reveal the results of their investigation of a ring believed responsible for stealing nearly 200 vehicles from car dealerships throughout the Chicago area including Naperville, The Sun learned Friday.
The Cook County State’s Attorney has charged a hospital worker with paying her bills with credit cards stolen from cancer patients.
Are you counting on using all those airline miles you’ve racked up on credit cards to keep down the cost of a vacation? Maybe not. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports on what experts say is the latest twist in identity theft scams – thieves who’ve found ways to steal your miles.
Joseph Woods, 32, is accused of recruiting staffers at those locations to obtain and hand over patrons’ credit and debit card information.
A roving band of thieves is at it again, striking seven times in as many days in Naperville, this time targeting moms who are dropping off their kids at daycare.
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.
Do you know this man? He might know you. Authorities say he was living in a ritzy Trump Tower apartment, driving a Mercedes Benz, and had eight credit, debit or gift cards in his name, but with someone else’s bank information.
A Peoples Gas employee has been fired after breaching customer information that could be used for identity theft.
A man who disappeared after the beating death of his sister in Naperville was charged Monday with four counts of murder, one count of home invasion and one count of burglary.