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Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

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.

08/28/2014

Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

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.

08/28/2014

Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

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.

08/28/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

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.

08/28/2014

How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

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.

08/28/2014

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3 On Your Side: College Identity Theft Advice

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice for keeping personal data safe on campus.

08/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: Beware Of Identity Theft This Summer

Between travel, vacations and sending the kids off to camp, summer can be a hot time for identity theft. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at some risky situations to avoid.

07/18/2014

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Seven Charged in Philadelphia With Stealing Children’s Identities For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury alleges identity fraud with an ugly twist, and US attorney Zane Memeger calls the allegations “truly despicable.”

06/13/2014

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After Target Breach, Push Toward More Secure Credit Cards Seen As Inadequate

But some security analysts wonder if the push toward chip-and-PIN technology is already too little, too late.

05/05/2014

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Convicted Philadelphia Scammer Back in Court on Fresh Charges

She was the “Bonnie” in what was called a Bonnie-and-Clyde identity fraud scam which broke in 2007.

04/21/2014

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Local Paper Shredding Events Aim To Prevent Identity Theft

With identity theft very much a reality in today’s world, an area credit union wanted to help reduce the risk by holding a free document shredding event at three locations in the Philadelphia area on Saturday.

04/19/2014

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3 On Your Side: Children Targeted By ID Theft

Identity theft is a serious crime that can ruin your finances, credit history, and reputation. Plus it can happen to anyone, even children. It may surprise you, but as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, often family members are to blame.

04/14/2014

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Home Finance Expert: Become Vigilant About Your Credit

If you weren’t victimized in the Target breach, that doesn’t mean you can rest easy. The FBI says the number of incidents will continue to rise.

01/24/2014

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I-Team: Web Impersonators

The families of two fallen soldiers are outraged and hurt.

01/07/2014

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8 Charged In Identity Theft Ring In NJ

Eight people – including a former bank teller — have been charged with participating in an identity theft ring that used account information stolen from TD Bank customers.

12/05/2013

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