The District Attorney’s Office and Philadelphia Police Department want to remind shoppers and employees to be safe during the holiday shopping season.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Philadelphia man was convicted for stealing more than 1,300 identities and using the information to order thosuands of dollars worth of merchandise.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Thousands of children are being targeted each year by a new, growing form of “high-tech” child identity theft.
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.