Summer is on its way and that means it’s almost time for family vacations. Going on vacation means more than just fun in the sun, it also means that identity thieves will be trying to access your personal information.
Smartphone apps are being made to make every facet of life easier. One popular trend in apps is banking by phone. Many banks now allow customers to conduct their banking via cell phone the same way that they would on a computer.
CBS 2′s Asa Aaron takes a look at how kids’ identities have become the new target of scam artists.
CBS 2 Consumer reporter Asa Aarons talks to one New Jersey couple who knows all too well what it feels like to be a victim of identity theft, and the negative impact it has on one’s life.
They are said to have preyed on the elderly and those struggling to find affordable housing or a better-paying job.
An outline retailer loved by many in New York – and across the United States – says they’ve been hacked.
The leader of a crime ring that combined old-fashioned pickpocketing, modern-day identity theft and an array of costumes to steal more than $700,000 from banks was sentenced Monday to 9 to 18 years in prison.
The waiters worked at Smith & Wollensky and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, among other spots, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
The take down of an identity theft and counterfeit credit card ring based in South Ozone Park is described as the largest of its kind in the nation, with 110 defendants under arrest after a two-year probe.
Before college students attend classes, officials say they should check their credit scores and information online to make sure no one has stolen their identities.
New technology is helping hospitals get information about their patients without a single piece of paper.
Prosecutors said the men and several co-conspirators used personal information of hundreds of identity theft victims to create false income tax returns and generate refund checks. The checks were deposited into two dozen bank accounts the conspirators controlled.
Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra, jailed on grand theft auto and drug possession charges, proclaimed his innocence on Monday. “Of course I’m not guilty,” Dykstra told the New York Daily News. “The car got stolen alright — stolen by them.”
Where former 1986 Mets star Lenny Dykstra goes, bad news seems to follow. Dykstra, 48, was charged on Monday with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes.
As families and couples prep for spring and summer vacations, identity theft is one issue to consider when planning.