Wiping Your Smartphone Memory CleanPhone 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.
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 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.
The Perils of Public Computers ExposedWe 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.
I-Team: Massive Tax Refund Fraud ExposedA 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.
I-Team: Child Identity Theft SurgesThe 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.
I-Team: Mortgage Fraud Rampant Despite CrackdownMortgage 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.
Alleged Plastic Surgery Fraudster BustedPolice say a Miami woman who they initially arrested for stealing a man’s identity to finance $8,000 in plastic surgery has been taken into custody again.