Identity Theft

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Mysterious Frauds, Part II: $48 Somehow Taken From a Victim’s Credit Card

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Like the Darien woman who told police last week that she didn’t know how someone in Florida could have cashed a check against her bank account, a Darien man, the next day, told police he didn’t know how a $48.18 Grubhub delivery to someone in Westport was made using his credit card. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stealing Your ID by Stealing Your Phone’s Account: How to Avoid the SIM Swap Scam

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If your cell phone is your go-to device for checking your email, paying your bills, or posting to social media, you’re not alone. So imagine that your cell phone suddenly stops working: no data, no text messages, no phone calls. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Watch Out for Fraud When Summer Job Opportunities Come Up, Better Business Bureau Says

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If you are looking for part-time or full-time employment to make a few dollars over the summer, Connecticut Better Business Bureau cautions job-seekers to be careful when considering an unsolicited employment opportunity. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Car Burglar Tripped up Using Stolen Card at I-95 Rest Stop

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A thief got credit cards when he successfully stole from an unlocked car one night earlier this year, but when he used one at the Darien North rest stop on Interstate 95 that night, he was caught on camera and identified, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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