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Target Customers At Risk After Credit Card Security Breach

If you shop at Target, be on the lookout for fraudulent charges on your credit and debit cards. The Secret Service is now investigating whether card information was stolen from Target in what’s being called a massive data breach.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

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Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

Before the kids are off to school, the last thing on most parents’ minds is worrying about having ID thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, even renting out homes all in the child’s name.

08/20/2013

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Identity Theft A Danger For Kids

The last thing on most parents’ mind this time of year is worrying about having identity thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, and even renting homes in their kids’ names. But it’s something that is a growing problem that parents should pay attention to it.

CBS4–08/15/2012

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Wiping Your Smartphone Memory Clean

Phone numbers, passwords, bank account information. If you put all that stuff on your Smartphone, do you know how to get it all off? As CBS4′s Chief Consumer Investigator Al Sunshine explains, don’t assume you’ve wiped your Smartphone clean before you get rid of it.

CBS4–07/09/2012

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Feds Call Identity Theft And Tax Fraud An Epidemic

The Federal Trade Commission has just released a report showing that the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Metropolitan area was the number one area in the country last year for consumer complaints about Identity theft.

CBS4–02/28/2012

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CBS4 Investigates: Undetectable Fake ID’s

Using a fake ID to get into bars and nightclubs has always been a rite of passage for underage students. But CBS4 Investigator Stephen Stock says Homeland Security officials are so concerned about the fake IDs being made in China today, that they now consider them a national security threat.

CBS4–12/02/2011

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The Perils of Public Computers Exposed

We have a warning for anyone who ever uses a public computer at places such as a hotel, coffee shop or library. Criminals have found ways to swipe all your personal information from these unsecured, public computers.

CBS4–12/01/2011

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I-Team: Massive Tax Refund Fraud Exposed

A CBS4 I-Team investigation spent six months tracking how much money thieves steal from taxpayers through tax refund fraud. The total amount might astound you.

CBS4–05/11/2011

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I-Team: Child Identity Theft Surges

The federal government says Florida is number two in the nation for identity theft complaints. Now a CBS4 I-Team investigation has uncovered a new trend among thieves, involving your kids and grandkids.

CBS4–05/05/2011

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I-Team: Mortgage Fraud Rampant Despite Crackdown

Mortgage fraud. It’s a growing crime that federal prosecutors now say costs taxpayers, legitimate homeowners and banks billions of dollars every year. The fraud has become so bad that experts say it has driven up the cost of any loans you might need.

CBS4–03/10/2011

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