Clarksville #Police are #searching for #Identity Thief

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Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to identify a woman who withdrew over $8,000 from a bank which did not belong to her. On January 5th, 2018, a woman, identifying herself as Brenda Molinet entered a Clarksville bank and requested bank statements for her accounts. The teller requested an ID…


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A #CUSTOMER’S #EXPERIENCE WITH #IDENTITY THEFT

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Until about a year ago, I had no idea what multi-factor authentication was. That was until a total stranger went on a cruise around the Caribbean in my name and with $5,500.00 stolen from my credit card. I then had good reason to investigate how to better protect myself. It…


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FACTA LAWS #DESIGNED TO #PROTECT #CONSUMERS FROM #CREDIT CARD #IDENTITY THEFT

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The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA, was passed to help protect U.S. consumers from credit card identity theft. FACTA is a federal law that dictates retailers follow certain guidelines to protect consumers from credit card identity theft. If a thief is able to piece together a complete…


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Cybersecurity: #Photos can be #traced to #individual #smartphones

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Like bullets fired from a gun, photos can be traced to individual smartphones, opening up new ways to prevent identity theft Not comfortable with Face ID and other biometrics? This cybersecurity advancement may be for you. A University at Buffalo-led team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by…


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4 ways to #protect tour #tax #identity from #hackers

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Yet another potential problem after the Equifax date breach—thieves filing fraudulent tax returns.  Among the data stolen in the Equifax hack were the Social Security numbers of up to 143 million people. Most of the protections offered centered around freezing credit and credit monitoring, but nothing much has been done to…


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New #identity theft #scheme: #scammers use #US Postal #Service to #steal #information

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Stepahnie Vagim says it was her quick thinking mailman who saved her from identity theft just two days before Christmas. Mail theft victim, Stephanie Vagim said, “Apparently someone went online and requested a vacation hold under my address that wasn’t me. He didn’t recognize the name so he brought me…


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Hackers don’t #care who you #are — but #they will sell your #identity on the #Dark Web

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If there’s one thing you need to know about the criminal economy, it’s this: no one is coming after you in particular. No one is trying to steal your identity. It’s easy to frame identity theft as a personal experience because identity theft has clear personal consequences and a tangible…


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Keeping your #identity safe during #holiday #travels

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The holidays are a busy time for travelers, whether you are taking the kids to Grandma’s house or enjoying a relaxing holiday someplace warm. The holidays are also a busy time for hackers looking to do some last-minute shopping using your money. Here’s how to keep your identity safe while…


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Identity #thief had ‘Fake ID #Generator’ #app on his #phone, cops say

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Prosecutors have filed felony charges against two identity theft suspects who were found in a Palm Desert hotel room with a trove of evidence suggesting they were stealing and duplicating personal information. The suspects, Alan Torres Ruiz and Brea Lyn Ordona, both 39, were found surrounded by a collection of…


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Postal #Service change-of-address system #exploited by #identity thief

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Bob Robertson wasn’t getting much mail and he had no idea why. Turns out, an identity thief had forwarded it to Florida. It wasn’t hard-the crook just filled out a form on the Postal Service’s website. “This just seems like it’s too easy,” said Robertson, of North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania….


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Seven #Signs that #Minnesota #Consumers are #Victims of #Identity Theft

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In the wake of the Equifax breach, more Minnesota consumers are aware of the constant threat of identity theft. In fact, most people understand that identity thieves can steal bank account information in order to drain your funds. Or, they might use your credit card numbers to rack up bogus…


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2017 #Data Breach Total Nears 1,300, Easily a New Record

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The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 1,293 data breaches recorded this year through December 20 and that more than 174 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The incident total is 21% higher than at the same…


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How to #Protect #Child #Identity from being #Stolen

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Many of us have heard news about identity theft, along with the warnings on how to avoid it.  But, do you know that children, including yours, can fall prey to identity predators, too?  According to an FTC report, 6 percent of identity theft victims are people 20 years old and…


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Facebook fights #imposter accounts with #facial #recognition

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Facebook on Tuesday announced a new facial recognition tool that can spot you even when you haven’t been tagged – handy when some identity thief goes and puts up an account with your photo. It also introduced a way for the visually impaired to know more about who’s in the…


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Taking #Facebook #Quizzes Could Put You at #Risk for #Identity Theft

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From phishing schemes to a thief pilfering your passport, there are plenty of ways to fall victim to identity theft. And now, participating in Facebook quizzes is one of them. As ABC News reports, the seemingly harmless surveys that populate your feed could wind up providing unscrupulous hackers with the answers to your…


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13 #Dos and #Don’ts for #protecting your #identity during the #holidays

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Nearly four million travelers are expected to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel this week. In addition, another nearly 46 million folks will hit the roads, according to the American Automobile Association. That makes this an ideal time for a reminder about mobile data safety when you’re in airports…


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Orlando #woman says #identity thief left her with a #criminal #history that isn’t hers

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An Orlando woman who has a criminal justice degree is fighting the legal system and job community to clear her name. Latarsha Kinchen has no criminal history, but Orange County Clerk of Court records show she’s been convicted of aggravated assault and resisting an officer. What really happened was that…


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Her #CareCard #stolen, she #lost $2,400 before an #identity thief was #caught

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Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in Canada, and it has serious consequences. Nursing student Daniela Everaars learned that fact all too well when her identity was stolen recently. “I felt exposed, not safe at all,” said Everaars. The 21-year-old’s nightmare began when thieves broke into her community…


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Here’s #what you can do to #protect yourself from #Identity theft

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Despite years of battling by the financial industry and a significant change in the way Americans use debit and credit cards, the rate of identity theft soared during 2016 and hit an all-time high. An estimated 15.4 million consumers were victims of some type of ID theft in 2016, according…


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The #Market for #Stolen Account #Credentials

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Past stories here have explored the myriad criminal uses of a hacked computer, the various ways that your inbox can be spliced and diced to help cybercrooks ply their trade, and the value of a hacked company. Today’s post looks at the price of stolen credentials for just about any…


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