Police: Help Us Identify Suspected Identity ThiefRobert Chavez says his identity theft nightmare began back in April after he got a call from Lowe's Home Improvement about opening an account there.
Prison Guard Guilty Of Stealing Inmates' IDs A Florida prison guard pleaded guilty to charges in connection to stealing personal information from state corrections databases. The guard allegedly filed 182 fraudulent income tax returns using the stolen information in order to get refunds.
New ‘Tokenization’ System Could Put An End To Identity TheftWith so much talk of data breaching, hacking, and identity theft many people are concerned about their personal information.
20 Charged In South Florida Cell Phone Fraud SchemeFederal prosecutors have charged 20 people allegedly involved in a fraud scheme involving cell phones in South Florida.
Former Palm Beach Health Clerk Sentenced To Prison For Identity TheftA former senior clerk in the Palm Beach County Health Department who pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in an identity theft investigation has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.
South Florida Firm Denies Link To Data BreachA University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee has sued the hospital, and a South Florida payroll processing firm it uses, for credit restoration services and identity theft insurance in the wake of a data breach that has seen hackers use the personal information of hundreds of employees to file bogus federal income tax returns.
ID Theft Bill Would Funnel Money To South FloridaA Senate committee has approved a bill that would toughen penalties for identity theft and send money to three counties in South Florida for beefed-up law enforcement.
Beware Of Tax Refund ID TheftIt is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It's also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4's David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what's being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.
Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen Yahoo has been added to the list of breached companies after usernames and passwords of some of the email customers were stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users had recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.
Government To Track Down Thieves In Target Breach Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down those responsible for stealing information from millions of Target customers.
Lauderdale Lakes Man Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Tax SchemeA Lauderdale Lakes man will be sentenced this April for his part in an identity theft tax scheme that netted him and his co-defendants more than $200,000.
Florida Leads Nation In Identity TheftWhen it comes thieves stealing personal information, Florida tops the list. Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, according to Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.
Miami Gardens Man Pleads Guilty To Identity TheftA Miami Gardens man has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Jean-Elguentino entered his plea Monday in federal court.
Lawsuits Filed In Wake Of Target Credit Card BreachLawsuits are now being filed in the wake of the Target security breach. Three class-action lawsuits have now been filed following the theft of data on about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of shoppers at Target from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15.
Target Customers At Risk After Credit Card Security BreachIf 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.