identity theft

Experts say old fax machines contain information that could put your identity at risk. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say Throwing Out An Old Fax Machine Could Put Your Personal Info At Risk

Throwing away an older fax machine could put your personal information at risk.

02/06/2015

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Seen At 11: Keeping Your Credit Card Information On Lock With A ‘Security Freeze’

The “security freeze” is the number one tool to prevent crooks from stealing your credit card information. But the problem is that not many people use it.

12/10/2014

Thomas Donovan (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: L.I. Gym Owner Used Clients’ Credit Card Info To Shop At Home Depot

A Long Island gym owner has been arrested on identity theft charges, police said.

12/10/2014

Robert Stroud, international president of ISACA (credit: CBS2)

Expert Offers Tips For Secure Shopping During Holidays

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, a warning you’ve heard over and over again is resurfacing: Protect your personal information.

11/23/2014

Home health care aide Tiffany Douglas is accused of stealing from the people she was supposed to be helping on Long Island. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Home Health Care Aide Accused Of Stealing From People She Was Helping

A Long Island home health care aide was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $1,300 from the people for whom she was working.

09/24/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: Data Breach Affected 56 Million Credit, Debit Cards

A total of 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been affected by a data breach this year at Home Depot.

09/18/2014

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Ex NYC Bank Teller Charged With Stealing $80,000 From Customers’ Accounts

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Tuesday that the case against Janese Ferguson was brought by his office’s new cybercrimes unit.

09/09/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot Confirms Major Data Breach, Offers Identity Protection

Home Depot announced Monday that it has confirmed a major security breach that could affect customers using credit and debit cards around the U.S. and Canada.

09/08/2014

Fake tech support operators are calling computer users in an effort to hack their computers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Old Computer Hacking Scam Back With A New Twist

When Sandra Seip’s phone rang at 11 p.m., she couldn’t believe the person on the other end of the line was calling about her computer, saying the matter was urgent.

09/05/2014

Experts warn scammers using infrared technology can pick up your PIN from a pad like this. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Scammers Could Use Thermal Imaging To Steal Your PIN

Scammers are finding new ways to get your personal information, and it is as easy as attaching a new gadget to your iPhone.

09/02/2014

Your insurance card is the latest target for identity thieves looking for free health care. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/08/2014

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Wi-Fi Hotspots Can Leave Users Vulnerable To Identity Theft

Free Wi-Fi can be found everywhere, from the airport to public parks, and even coffee shops.

07/13/2014

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Long Island Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Doctor To Get Oxycodone, Xanax

A Long Island man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he pretended to be a doctor in order to get fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone and Xanax filled.

06/05/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel: Remove Social Security Numbers From Medicare Cards To Curb ID Theft

“On the one hand the federal government says ‘protect your Social Security number.’ On the other hand, it advertises your Social Security number on 50 million Medicare cards in the United States,” Israel said.

06/04/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: New ‘Tokenization’ System Could Put An End To Identity Theft

With so much talk of data breaching, hacking, and identity theft many people are concerned about their personal information.

06/03/2014

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