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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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Feds: NYPD Officer Gave Out Driver’s License Info To Use Fraudulently

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a New York City Police officer on charges of fraud and identity theft, after he allegedly gave out other people’s driver’s license information to use falsely.

05/27/2014

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LI Hospital Employee Accused Of Stealing Identities From Vulnerable Patients

A hospital employee has been charged with identity theft. The woman was allegedly targeting weak and vulnerable patients who had been left in her care.

05/24/2014

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Prosecutors: N.J. Man Skimmed Credit Card Info, Used It To Buy Alcohol For His Nightclub

As drivers fill up for the big holiday weekend, police in New Jersey have issued a warning about credit card skimming at gas stations.

05/23/2014

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New Yorkers Battle Back Against Identity Thieves At Shred Fest

For some Shred Fest was a chance to fight identity theft, for Leslie it was an event 15 years in the making.

05/18/2014

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

Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

Brooklyn Identity Theft Suspect

Police: Man Stole Woman’s Identity, Used It To Obtain Prescriptions

Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a man they say stole a woman’s identity in Brooklyn, and used it to obtain prescriptions from several pharmacies.

04/28/2014

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L.I. Bloomingdale’s Worker Accused Of Stealing About $117,000 From Employer

Between November 2013 and March 2014, Nassau County police said Yorell Moses, 27, of Freeport used stolen credit card information to buy merchandise and gift cards.

04/02/2014

Prosecutors say thieves installed this device on gas pump to steal data from credit and bank cards. (credit: Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors: Thieves Stole $2M After Planting Devices On Gas Pumps

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the group somehow installed devices that captured card and PIN numbers inside pumps at gas stations in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.

01/21/2014

Target Store

2 Busted In Texas For Allegedly Using Data Stolen In Target Breach

Credit card information stolen in the Target data breach apparently has hit the market.

01/20/2014

Tips on how to protect yourself from credit card theft. (Credit: CBS 2)

Protect Your Identity And Your Money This Holiday Season

Checking your credit and debit card statements often and using cash whenever possible are just two ways to help keep the thieves away.

12/19/2013

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