The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.
An Elgin hairdresser has been charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card number for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant.
A suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A massive breach of medical records containing confidential personal information has prompted both federal and state investigations.
A Near West Side man stopped in traffic Tuesday faces a myriad of charges after police executed a search warrant at his home that night and found weapons, heroin and various credit card counterfeiting devices and altered credit cards.
A Chicago woman was billed for psychiatric services she purportedly received at Stroger Hospital. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.
As consumers scramble to protect their credit and debit card information in the wake of a stream of data breaches at major retailers, one group is voluntarily giving out their personal information.
On the heels of Home Depot’s announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.
You’ve spent months planning your hotel stay and travel itinerary, but if you didn’t plan to protect your identity while on vacation, your dream retreat can quickly turn into a travel nightmare.
Prevent medical identity theft by learning how to detect, correct and protect your medical records with these simple steps.
Protect yourself from overseas hackers with these three tips to guard you against the most common scams.
While no one plans to have their wallet to go missing, there are three critical steps you can take immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen to protect yourself from identity thieves.
In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.
With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.
A data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don’t take your company under.
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.