identity theft

Workers repairing a business in Ocean Beach (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Weekend Program Links: June 22-23

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.

06/22/2013

Federal agents raided this 7 Eleven in Islip as part of an investigation into a smuggling ring on June 17, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Feds Raid Several 7-Eleven Stores On Long Island

Federal agents and police raided nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island Monday as part of an investigation into identity theft and human smuggling.

06/17/2013

Marian Serban (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk Police Urge ATM Customers To Be Alert After Man Was Arrested For Skimming Sensitive Info

Police said the ATM ID thefts work by getting the card number with the skimming device and then getting the accompanying PIN code by putting a small camera at the ATM machine.

06/13/2013

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Bergen County Prosecutor Announces Arrests For Identity Theft

Once the victims reported credit cards they didn’t sign up for were coming in the mail, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said investigators started backtracking.

05/03/2013

Noreen Hanney mugshot. She is accused of stealing the identity of a mentally disabled patient in her care. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

LI Woman Charged With ID Theft, Accused Of Stealing From Mentally Disabled Patient

The Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Unit announced the arrest of Noreen Hanney on Thursday, after finding that she used her job as a home health aide to steal a patient’s identity.

04/04/2013

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

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