Scammers Are Constructing Fake People to Get Real Credit Cards

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On a warm day in May, agents from the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service descended on a leafy neighborhood in South Carolina and raided the home of a DJ suspected of using fake identities to obtain 558 credit cards from Capital One Financial Corp. Outside the house in…


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Mother, 31, charged with fraud and identity theft after police found ‘165 credit cards and drivers’ licenses and 650 pieces of other people’s mail’ in her car during routine stop

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A mother who allegedly tried to run from police during a traffic stop has been refused bail after police found more than 650 pieces of mail in the back of the car. Carlotta Magno, 31, of Bidwill near Mt Druitt in Western Sydney, allegedly had 165 identification cards with her…


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At least 110 customers hit by city’s online payment hack

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t least 110 people have reported unauthorized charges to their credit or debit cards since Oceanside discovered a suspected breach of its online utilities payment system two weeks ago. Unwanted purchases included iTunes music and Lyft car rides, city Financial Services Director Jane McPherson said this week. The city’s 44,000 utilities customers…


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Watertown Police seeking suspects in credit card theft

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The Watertown Police Department is currently seeking information to help them locate two individuals suspected of credit card fraud. The Watertown Police Department has active arrest warrants for Erica Saucier, 27, and Christopher Main, 26; both of a last known address of 33 Oak Stree in Thomaston. According to police,…


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Novato police seek ATM hacking conspirators

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Novato police are trying to identify three men involved in an ATM tampering incident at a gas station in Ignacio. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. Friday the Unocal 76 South at Ignacio Boulevard and Alameda del Prado. Police said the three men tried to distract the clerk while…


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Granite Falls Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Identity Theft

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31-year-old Justin Lee Calloway of Moss Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (August 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense. In addition, Calloway is charged on bills of indictment with three felony counts apiece of identity…


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2 more members of ATM skimmer ring plead guilty

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NEWARK– Two men who were among 13 people accused of using secret card readers and pinhole cameras attached to ATMs to obtain banking information pleaded guilty Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Florin Mares, 49, and Gabriel Mares, 44, of College Point, N.Y., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank…


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Two Iranian Nationals Charged in Credit Card Fraud and Computer Hacking Conspiracy

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A superseding indictment was unsealed today charging Arash Amiri Abedian, 31, and Danial Jeloudar, 27, with aggravated identity theft; wire fraud; and criminal conspiracy and other charges relating to access device fraud, unauthorized access to, and theft of information from, computers, and threatening to damage a computer. Acting Assistant Attorney…


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Credit skimmers not spiking locally; officials still preach vigilance

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State and local officials are preaching vigilance over rising instances of identity theft around the state due to credit card skimmers in gas pumps. Sergeant Brian Sawyer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department said that while his department had not yet noticed a significant increase of devices in the area,…


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Customer information released in WestJet data breach

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WestJet says “it has become aware” that profile data for some of its WestJet Rewards program members was revealed online by what the company calls an unauthorized third party. The disclosed data did not include credit card or banking information, WestJet said. The company said it is working with the…


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Card skimming device found in Tuscumbia

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Authorities are alerting the public about a little-known means used for identity theft that could show up at the gas pump or automatic teller machine. The device, called a card skimmer, can pick up information from your card. One was discovered last week at a Tuscumbia gas station. Authorities did…


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Buyers, beware: Credit-card scheme gaining steam in NE Pennsylvania

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The latest technological scheme gaining traction in Northeastern Pennsylvania strikes victims where it hurts most — their bank accounts. Credit-card skimmers are small, sometimes hard-to-recognize devices that criminals plant at gas station pumps, ATMs, self-checkouts or any unattended place that someone might swipe their credit or debit card. The devices…


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Hackers have been stealing credit card numbers from Trump’s hotels for months

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Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the chain of luxury hotels. The latest instance occurred between August 2016 and…


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Hackers nab credit card data from up to 1,000 California Realtors

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Just over 1,000 California Association of Realtors members may have been affected by a breach of the online store they use to buy everything from blank home sales contracts and disclosure forms to books, software, magnets, lapel pins and coffee mugs. The malware attack, which occurred from March 13 through…


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llegal credit card skimmer use on the rise at Florida gas stations

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Protecting your pin while paying for gas at the pump may not be enough to keep your card’s information safe. State inspectors have found more credit card skimmers in the first seven months of this year — 276 — than during all of 2016 — 219. “Identity theft is the…


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Card skimming, hacking soon acts of economic sabotage

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The chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Tuesday filed a bill declaring as economic sabotage the skimming of automated teller machine cards, hacking a bank system, and unauthorized access to online bank applications and other fraudulent activities. PDP-Laban Rep. Ben P. Evardone of Eastern Samar,…


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The New Rules of Identity Theft Protection for Employees

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Anndorie Cromar was in her thirties when Utah’s child protective services called to report that her newborn daughter had tested positive for methamphetamine. And because of that, she was at risk of having the state take custody of her children. But the mother of four hadn’t given birth recently to…


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Authorities Ask Public To Help Identity Credit Card Thief

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VISTA–San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a theft. Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on May 31 and 7:00 a.m. on June 1, an unknown suspect stole several items from a…


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After burglary, customers using Applebee’s Entree Express in March and April should check credit for identity theft

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On June 20, 2017, at about 6:00 am, Applebee’s restaurant located on Hilltop Dr. had a storage area broken into. Two boxes of receipts were stolen during the burglary. The records taken were Entree Express receipts for the months of March and April 2017. The records stolen had patrons’ names,…


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US is Number One! In sales register hacking attacks, at least

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Hacking attacks against sales terminals have risen by nearly a third last year, and the US is still leading the way in being insecure. Incidents affecting sales tills and payment systems increased to 31 per cent in 2016, according to research by security firm Trustwave, while incidents affecting e-commerce environments…


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