Identity Theft 2019

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Tips on How Not To Be Scammed During the Holiday Season

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Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money. The Federal Trade Commission already gave you some tips for happy holiday shopping, but here are some tips to help you outsmart those bah-humbug scammers and donate safely. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fraudulent Bank Account Opened, Used to Steal More Than $10,000 From Darien Victim

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A Darien man who checked his bank account online on Saturday, Oct. 12 found charges and transfers that he didn’t make. In 16 fraudulent transactions, $10,492.52 was removed from his account into a new account and a credit card, both opened in his name at the same bank. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Alert Neighbor Tips Off Cops, Resulting in Arrest of Two in ID Theft Scheme

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In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the suspects. Just don’t forget the important role played by the people, themselves. This is one of those stories: (more…) Continue Reading →

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FTC: ID Thieves Promise Free DNA Testing Kit from Medicare in Exchange for Social Security #

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Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information — in exchange for DNA testing kits. (more…) Continue Reading →

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