“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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling this “dead man walking,” but it’s really dead man guarding and it has many wondering how anything like this could happen.
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.