identity theft

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Parents Warned: Scam Artists Can Steal Children’s Identities, Ruin Their Future Credit

As kids get ready to go back to school, thieves are gearing up to steal their identities.

08/12/2015

Kenneth Sanden, 65, was found dead by NYPD Officer Ymaccula Pierre. Police allege Pierre then stole Sanden's credit card and used it to order a diamond ring. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD Officer Accused Of Stealing Dead Man’s Credit Card, Ordering Diamond Ring

A jewelry shopping spree has landed a New York City police officer in trouble with the law.

06/02/2015

Seerojnie Ram (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Woman Charged With Stealing Identities Of 500 People

An arrest on Long Island has halted a scheme that plundered the identities of hundreds of people, including the dead and disabled, in 31 states, authorities said Friday.

05/15/2015

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Expert: Info Shared On Social Media Could Lead To Identity Theft

Levin said to be especially careful about sharing children’s information because no one is checking their credit.

05/10/2015

Erin O'Hanlon is accused of stealing the identity of a terminally ill fashion executive. (credit: New York State Police)

New York State Police Identify Suspect In Identity Theft Of Terminally Ill Fashion Executive

Erin M. O’Hanlon, 34, of Derby, Conn. is being sought for allegedly withdrawing more than $9,000 from the account of Kate Sullivan as Sullivan was dying in a hospital.

04/28/2015

New York State Police say this woman stole Kate Sullivan's identity. (credit: NYSP)

New York State Police: Woman Withdrew $9,200 From Terminally Ill Fashion Executive’s Account

A woman posing as Kate Sullivan withdrew more than $9,000 from a Chase branch in Commack, Long Island, on Sept. 23, 2014, before unsuccessfully trying to repeat the crime in Freeport, police said.

04/23/2015

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

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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

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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

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