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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

(Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton were dubbed Philadelphia's own "Bonnie and Clyde" for their string of crimes.  File photo)

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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Philadelphia CPA Shares Tips For Protecting Your Identity When Shopping Online

On this Black Friday, not everyone is braving the crowds at the mall. Many are getting their deals online.

11/29/2013

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Travel ID Theft

As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, taking a few simple steps before, during and after your trip can protect your personal and financial information from identity thieves.

11/27/2013

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Expert Says Recent Online Breach Highlights Users’ Security Lapses

The password for an iTunes account can get a cyberthief $8, according to one computer security expert.

10/07/2013

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Montco Officials Warn Of Phone Scammer Posing As Deputy Sheriff

The Montgomery County district attorney’s office is currently investigating at least two calls that were made to county residents in which the caller, identifying himself as a member of the sheriff’s office, demands the answerer’s Social Security number, date of birth, and address.

09/10/2013

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Indictments Announced In NJ In Massive Hacking Scheme

Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations.

07/25/2013

Legally Dispose Of Personal Information

There are laws that govern not just what you do with the information on your computer system, but also with how you dispose of it.

05/13/2013

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TV Exclusive: Identity Theft Victim Of Pa. Runaway Mom Speaks Out

We are continuing to learn more details about Brenda Heist’s life in Florida.

05/03/2013

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