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Identity Fraud

Worrying About Cyber Warfare on Cyber Monday

John A. Tures | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As most Americans log on after a long holiday weekend from work, they are eager for all kinds of sales and savings. They probably aren't thinking about cyberterrorists, rogue states, and great powers eager to take the U.S.A. down a peg or two. But maybe they should.

The Shocking Truth About Identity Theft

money.cnn.com | Posted 02.06.2014 | Business

Every two seconds, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud. ...

Employment-Related Identity Theft Gets Harder

Russ Warner | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has now added a new tool on their web site for tax-payers to detect employment-related identity theft. Your online account, known as "my Social Security," can give you access to your yearly earnings statement, among other things.

5 People Identity Thieves Love

Bankrate | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money

Identity thieves are eager to make you one of the nearly 9 million people in the U.S. whose identities are stolen each year, as estimated by the Feder...

Chase Bank Sent A Colorado Woman's Documents To Someone In Massachusetts

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Thanks to JPMorgan Chase, a Colorado woman's personal information wound up in a stranger's mailbox halfway across the country. The bank sent the en...

Dummy Caught Faking Ivy League Credentials -- Again

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 01.09.2012 | Weird News

WOBURN, Mass. -- A Delaware man convicted of fraud for faking his way into Harvard was ordered held without bail Wednesday after admitting he violated...

Largest Identity Fraud Case In U.S. History Busted

Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

By Aman Ali, NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York-based crime ring that used forged credit cards to mainly buy and resell Apple products overseas has bee...

5 Most Dangerous Things to Do With Your Credit Card

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

You absolutely must make sure you're on a secure, encrypted website before you key in your credit card number. Secure websites have encryption software designed to prevent identity theft.

Internet Fraud as a Market Failure

Charles Perrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Perrow

If fraud expands faster than financial transactions on the internet, we might find there is a market for safe software.