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Social Security Number Scams: How They Work

Social Security Number Scams: How They Work

By Mike Tuttle July 11, 2014

It’s a bit of a dichotomy. We’ve been told many times to be careful about giving out our Social Security numbers, but it seems like we’re being asked for all or part of it in almost every business transaction. I …

Dead Sea Scrolls Case: Online ID Theft on Trial

New York’s highest appeals court will consider whether or not to overturn the conviction of Raphael Golb, a man convicted of impersonating a New York University professor in emails and blog posts, according to the AP. Golb set up an …

McAfee Report Sheds Light on the ‘Dark Web’ McAfee Report Sheds Light on the ‘Dark Web’

McAfee Labs released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 this week, highlighting the role of the malware industry as a key enabler of the data breaches in consumer credit card information and identity theft in fall 2013. The report, which …

Identity Theft on the Rise this Tax Season Identity Theft on the Rise this Tax Season

Identity theft is on the rise this tax season as millions of Americans file tax returns and claim their refunds. In February, the Internal Revenue Service placed identity theft at the top of their “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list. Criminals …

Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported …

Antivirus Software May Not Deter Cyber Thieves Antivirus Software May Not Deter Cyber Thieves

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her …

Identity Theft Protection: Things You Should Know Identity Theft Protection: Things You Should Know

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Identity theft transpires when a third party gets your personal information, such as social security number and credit card details and uses them for fraudulent purposes. According to the Federal Trade Commission, more or less 9 million Americans experience identity …

Coca-Cola Laptop Theft Could Endanger 74,000 People Coca-Cola Laptop Theft Could Endanger 74,000 People

The Coca-Cola Company made the announcement on Friday that they recently had a possible security breech when several of its company laptops went missing. The soft drink corporation said that several of their employee laptops were stolen from the Coca-Cola …

Phaedra Parks: Hubby Charged With Bank Fraud, More Phaedra Parks: Hubby Charged With Bank Fraud, More

Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta had a new reality invade her TV life this week when she learned her husband Apollo Nida was charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Nida appeared before the U.S. District Court …

Phaedra Parks’ Husband Charged with Bank Fraud

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Phaedra Parks, may literally be married to a partner-in-crime. Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was charged with bank fraud and identity theft on Thursday Jan. 23. He was questioned by U.S. Marshalls the same day …

Is Twitter’s Two-Step Authentication A Success? Is Twitter’s Two-Step Authentication A Success?

With over 500 million registered users, Twitter is flying high among the giants of social media. The fact that the service is in high demand has made it a target for identity thieves looking to use social media networks to …

7-Eleven Raids: Nine Arrested For Illegal Workers 7-Eleven Raids: Nine Arrested For Illegal Workers
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office today unsealed two indictments charging nine 7-Eleven store owners and operators with wire fraud, steling identities, and concealing and harboring illegal immigrants. The defendants are accused hiring “dozens” of illegal immigrants and giving them identities stolen …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy

One of the world’s most famous confidence men has his reservations about Facebook. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe conference, Frank Abagnale says that he completely understands why people like Facebook. But he warns that the network is full of …

Parent Starts Porn Profile for His Son's Principal
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Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. However, sometimes it comes with a side of warm porn, which, as we all know, makes just about any scheme that much better. Until you get caught, of course. Meet 34 …

It Ain't Easy Being Michael Jordan

You know that dream you have about trading places with Michael Jordan, or, well, any famous athlete/actor/celebrity? You probably think it would be pretty great, don’t you? All that money, all that fame, and all that ability. The world would …

Smartphones Linked To Increase Of Identity Theft Smartphones Linked To Increase Of Identity Theft

Face it: the world has been changed by the omnipresent pocket bulge known as a smartphone. Once upon a time, people indexed phone numbers of their friends into nature’s smartphone, i.e., your brain, but seriously, can you actually recite a …

Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun

Today’s video round-up is mostly Steve Jobs and Siri-related, but there are also a couple Google-related videos worth watching, and well as one from Sophos on identity theft. View more daily video round-ups here. A song created as a tribute …