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Parents Warned: Scam Artists Can Steal Children’s Identities, Ruin Their Future Credit

As kids get ready to go back to school, thieves are gearing up to steal their identities.


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CBS2 Exclusive: Crooks Using Stolen Social Security Numbers In Tax Fraud Scam

A new warning has been issued about crooks who are filing fake returns and stealing refunds.


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Scammers Stealing Tax Refunds Using Lifted Social Security Numbers

The victims said they don’t know exactly how their Social Security numbers were stolen or how much in refund money the scammers got from them.


Sensitive information from M.D. Manage medical billing company was found out in the open for anyone with an Internet connection to see. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. State Officials To Launch Review After CBS 2 Exposes Data Breach

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has responded to a CBS 2 exclusive, opening a review after the discovery that medical billing company M.D. Manage left sensitive information out in the open.


Sensitive information from M.D. Manage medical billing company was found out in the open for anyone with an Internet connection to see. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: N.J. Medical Billing Company Leaves Records Out In The Open

The New Jersey medical billing company M.D. Manage has been implicated in a huge data breach, with sensitive information from hundreds of local residents posted on the Internet for everyone to see.


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MTA Workers’ Personal Information Found On CD That Was Sold

The Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 15,000 New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers has appeared on a CD inside a refurbished CD drive sold by a retailer.


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Horizon Policyholders Warned Of Data Breach From Stolen Laptops

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield was warning subscribers of a data breach that could lead to identity theft, after two company laptops were stolen from the Newark office.


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L.I. Town Accidentally Posts Workers’ Social Security Numbers On Its Website

The Town of Brookhaven said Wednesday it will pursue legal action against anyone who disseminates the information.


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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.


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Shredded Nassau County Police Documents Used As Confetti

Little strips of documents that were obviously shredded for a reason have ended up raining down from the windows in the city’s ticker tape parades.


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TD Bank Security Breach May Have Affected 260,000 Customers

TD Bank on Saturday began notifying about 260,000 customers all along the Eastern Seaboard that their personal information may have been affected by a security breach.

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NJ Audit: Social Security Numbers On Computers Out For Auction

Taxpayers’ Social Security numbers, confidential child abuse reports and personnel reviews of New Jersey workers nearly went to the highest bidder after the state sent surplus computers out for auction.


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City Hospital Apologizes For Information Leak

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said information including names, clinical data and social security numbers were leaked online.