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Safety Tips For Holiday Shopping Season

The District Attorney’s Office and Philadelphia Police Department want to remind shoppers and employees to be safe during the holiday shopping season.

11/22/2012

Identity Theft

3 On Your Side: Protect Your ID Shredder Events

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.

10/17/2012

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IRS To Share Info With Local Authorities in ID Theft Tax Return Frauds

The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to allow local police and prosecutors access to tax information to go after those who are perpetrating tax return fraud.

10/17/2012

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Don’t Fall Victim To Latest Computer Scams

The feds say more than one million people filed complaints about identity theft in 2011 — many of them, falling victim online. Here’s a look at some of the latest high-tech scams and how to keep them at bay.

08/30/2012

Identity Theft

3 On Your Side: Protect Your Identity While Moving

While packing up personal belongings is at the top of many to-do lists, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that you need to also have a plan for your personal information too when moving.

07/30/2012

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3 On Your Side: Hard To Wipe Smartphones Clean

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, when it comes time to ditch your old phone, the safeguards many of us take to protect our information just aren’t good enough.

07/26/2012

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POLICE: Former Prison Guard Wanted For Multiple Charges On The Run

Authorities are looking for Samantha Sinkler after bench warrants were issued for the 36-year-old woman when she failed to show up in court this month for sentencing on two DUI convictions.

06/30/2012

Philadelphia Man Convicted For Stealing Over 1,300 Identities

A Philadelphia man was convicted for stealing more than 1,300 identities and using the information to order thosuands of dollars worth of merchandise.

01/11/2012

Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Identity Theft Ring

Miguel Bell, 36, attempted to steal more than $2 million from his victims’ bank accounts between 2005 and 2009. His tactics included getting account information by romancing bank employees.

11/29/2011

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BLOG: Upcoming Shredder Events In DE & PA

By Jim Donovan: It seems like at least once a week I get an inquiry from a viewer about where they can shred personal documents for free. Well I have news about several shredding events […]

10/06/2011

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Delaware County Officials Show Senior Citizens How To Avoid Scams

Organizers say seniors need to know that a scammer could be lurking on the other end of the phone, or online, or even sorting through their trash.

09/27/2011

College

3 On Your Side: Preventing ID Theft On Campus

For most college students, it’s the first time that they’ll be managing their finances on their own. But with so many people living under a dorm roof, it’s important to make sure personal information stays safe and avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.

09/06/2011

2 Men Charged In Connection With Identity Theft Scheme In Montgomery County

Federal authorities have charged two men in connection with an identity theft scheme that targeted TD Bank and breached the personal information of dozens of customers at a Montgomery County health benefits company.

09/03/2011

Identity Theft

3 On Your Side: ID Thieves Target Kids

Thousands of children are being targeted each year by a new, growing form of “high-tech” child identity theft.

08/09/2011

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IRS Issues Warning About E-File Tax Scams

A spokesman for the IRS says make sure you know who you’re dealing with when filing your taxes on the Internet because scammers are out there trying to steal personal information.

02/21/2011

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