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Study: 10,000 Identity Theft Rings in U.S.

Identity theft is big business Now we’re finding out exactly how big The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million of us have our identity stolen each year It’s...

The Poet Laureate of Identity Theft

To literary-minded Americans, he’s a scribe of suburban ennui. To a loose confederacy of Nigerian hackers, he’s a potentially lucrative collection of account...

Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen During Tax Season

As if there’s not enough stress around tax time, cybersecurity experts are calling attention to a growing problem: Identity thieves are using this event to snag...

How Banks Are Aiding and Abetting Identity Theft

To an identity thief, somebody else’s Social Security number is money in the bank. These nine digits unlock a world of phony credit and create a huge hassle for...

Money: Old-School Identity Theft

The term identity theft may conjure up notions of cyberhacks and Internet scams, but most ID fraud, it turns out, starts off-line. Last year 9.3 million...

Fraud Alert: Fraud Alert: Got Your ID Covered?

Insurance companies are offering a new way to protect your good name. Last year more than 160,000 people notified the Federal Trade Commission that they had been...

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