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Credit Card Fraud

Police: Men Stole Over $340,000 Using Fake Credit, ATM Cards

Two men from Las Vegas and two men from California apparently wanted to make some big money in the Big Apple.

03/23/2013

A sample image of the current New York State ID card. New York State drivers' licenses are similar in appearance but will undergo a significant change this summer. (Credit: NYC.gov)

Report: New Black And White Drivers’ Licenses Aimed At Fighting Counterfeiters Will Debut In July

The security upgrades will include engraved personal information, black and white photographs, and a ghost image that will appear in a transparent window on the card.

03/17/2013

Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

L.I. Congressman Works To Fight Credit Report Errors

A Long Island congressman is calling on the federal government to make sure people’s credit reports are not marred by the activity of identity thieves.

02/23/2013

IRS Tax Form 1040 (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Warns Of People Stealing Identities To Get Tax Refunds

You have probably heard about people stealing identities to open credit cards and purchase cars. But there a growing problem – people getting tax refunds after stealing someone’s identity.

02/22/2013

North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset, NY - File / Photo: North Shore-LIJ Health System

Former North Shore University Hospital Patients Recount Identity Theft ‘Nightmare’

Attorney Bonita E. Zelman, who is representing all 12 plaintiffs in the case, said the hospital caused the victims undue stress.

02/06/2013

North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset, NY - File / Photo: North Shore-LIJ Health System

12 Sue North Shore University Hospital In L.I. After Identity Thefts

Twelve people filed a lawsuit Tuesday against North Shore University Hospital, after medical records with their personal information were stolen – leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.

02/05/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announces the take down of a gambling ring - Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

DA: Queens Man Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft Scam

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A South Ozone Park man who portrayed himself as a Harvard graduate with plans to open a medical facility has pleaded guilty to identity theft, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced […]

12/19/2012

Experts say be on the lookout for text massage scams during the holiday season. (Photo: CBS 2)

Don’t Get Caught By The Biggest Scams Of The Holiday Season

The holidays can bring out the best in people, but consumer advocates warn they are also bringing out the worst — from charity scams to bogus holiday e-mails phishing for your personal information.

12/07/2012

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Report: Identity Theft Ring Leader Pleads Guilty

The alleged leader of an identity theft ring pleaded guilty to his role in the operation late last week in Manhattan U.S. District Court, according to a published report.

11/18/2012

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NYC Officials Offer Tips For National ‘Protect Your Identity’ Week

“In this day and age, cybercriminals can easily attack an individual from thousands of miles away if necessary precautions aren’t taken,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.

10/23/2012

UJA-Federation of New York Logo (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

UJA-Federation Of New York Employee Sentenced In ID Theft Ring

One of the insiders involved in a major identity theft ring that stole the identities of over a thousand victims and stole over $2 million from various banks has been sentenced.

10/19/2012

Baby ID Theft

How To Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

We’ve warned you about identity theft before. Everyone’s a target for this type of crime – from the elderly to the deceased. Now, your kids are also at risk. Children are 51 percent more likely to have their identities stolen than adults.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

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CBS 2 Weekend Program Links: July 14-15

Are you looking for more information from the stories shown on the various CBS 2 News broadcasts? Well, this is the place to be for we have all the stuff you’ll need.

07/14/2012

Android phone. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Ask Asa: Your Old Smart Phone’s Memory Could End Up Your Headache

You wouldn’t sell a file cabinet loaded with your personal information to strangers. But that may be exactly what happens when you trade in or sell your used smart phone.

07/03/2012

Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewoleknown (credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Newark Security Guard Accused Of Using Dead Man’s ID Now Person Of Interest In Unsolved Murder

For the past 17 years, Oyewole, 54, has sailed through background checks by the Port Authority using the name Jerry Thomas, police said. Thomas was murdered in Queens on July 20, 1992.

05/15/2012

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