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2009 

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Most people are familiar with the TJX data breach, in which 45 million credit card numbers were stolen. TJX recently agreed to pay $9.75 million to 41 states to settle an investigation of the massive data breach. According to some reports, TJX has spent up t...
06/24/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A Boston woman has been indicted for allegedly stealing at least 34 identities, which she was able to access from her workplace, a medical cost-management firm. “This was an extensive scheme in which the defendant used her access to the victims’ personal ide...
06/23/2009
Robert Siciliano identity theft expert Throughout the past week or so, scammers from Nigeria, Belgium and the UK have been coming after me in full force, via Craigslist. Unfortunately, the popular online classifieds website has become a launchpad for criminal activity. Everything from online affi...
06/22/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert As opening new lines of credit becomes more difficult, identity thieves are gravitating toward check fraud. Check fraud is a billion dollar problem. As predicted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, check fraud, which accounted for 12% of financial crimes ...
06/17/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A patient at a Washington state medical clinic was asked for his Social Security number numerous times. Many of us have endured this familiar process. Considering the recent buzz about identity theft, this patient became concerned about releasing his own sen...
06/16/2009
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano If there were a “criminal hall of fame,” with an award bestowed on the “coolest” criminal, it would have to be a pickpocket. Pickpockets are sneaky, devilish creatures who function exactly one degree below the radar. Pickpockets whisper through society, unde...
06/11/2009
The scourge of identity theft knows no boundaries. It can happen to anyone: rich, poor, good credit, bad credit. Victims include children, the elderly, celebrities and politicians, even the dead. Identity theft may include new account fraud, account takeover, criminal identity theft, business ide...
06/06/2009
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