Identity Theft

Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill uncovers intricate ID theft ring

PEARL RIVER, La. — Police in Louisiana have uncovered a sophisticated, Los Angeles-based identity theft ring, thanks to two men who skipped out on …

Crime

The 10 worst states for identity theft and fraud in the United States

In case recent data breaches at Equifax and fast-food chain Sonic left any doubt your personal data is increasingly at risk, the Identity Theft …

Personal Finance

Accountant loses half a million to scammers

GEORGE TOWN: After being told that his identity had been stolen, an accountant transferred his savings to purportedly “Bank Negara-controlled …

Lines of Credit

IRS chief: assume your identity has been stolen

You’ve been told privacy is dead? It’s actually worse than that. Your identity has been reanimated as a zombie and it could be roaming about trying …

Security

DON'T check your details on data leak files

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service warned on Thursday that consumers should not attempt to check if their details are contained in the …

Security

Michigan among states most vulnerable to identity theft, fraud

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Equifax just experienced a massive cyber security breach that may have exposed the private information of 143 million …

Detroit

Check for your email address in massive data breach

Johannesburg - The website which revealed the massive data breach involving 50 million South Africans, has now loaded a search function for people to …

Business (South Africa)

Did you hear about the Whole Foods data breach? - MarketWatch

Shoppers at various Whole Foods locations found out in late September they may have been the latest victims of a data breach, which in recent years …

Business

Bank customers 'at risk' from authorised payments scams

Bank customers are at risk of an "emerging threat" of being tricked into making authorised payments to criminals, MPs have been told.<p>They are …

Banking

Boulder County sheriff: 12 suspects indicted on credit card skimming scheme

An investigation by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service has resulted in indictments …

Crime

Victims of phone scam 'responsible for their own usage', phone companies warn

Victims of the Wangiri phone scam who are worried about their next bill should contact their provider but have been warned that they are “responsible …

News (Ireland)

GTA woman says her information was compromised by Equifax hack

Thousands of Canadians across the country, including GTA residents, are finding out their most intimate financial details have been compromised by …

Equifax

Stop Scammers From Stealing Your Down Payment

A hot new scam targets home buyers: down payment wire fraud.<p>Hackers send bogus emails, telling buyers where to wire the down payment money. The stolen money disappears. The home buyer ends up with an empty bank account and a broken heart.<p>Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stolen this way. …

Personal Finance

Woman caught stealing credit card from man having seizure

A woman in Utah turned herself in to police after she was caught on video going through a man’s wallet — and taking his credit card — while he was …

Crime

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they're also the years when you'll be a prime target of financial scams.<p>Seniors tend to have savings, steady income from Social …

Business

Fraud in England and Wales is up again as cyber crime and credit card fraud increase

Incidences of fraud increased again this year in England and Wales, as more than half of crimes took place online.<p>According to the latest crime …

Credit Card Fraud

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

NEW YORK — The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or …

Banking

Hawks to probe data breach as SA braces for fraud attack

The Hawks’ Cybercrime Unit has been instructed to investigate the Master Deeds leak, which saw the personal details of tens of millions of South …

News (South Africa)

Bamboozled: Is this Amazon job offer a scam?

With the holidays fast approaching, many retailers are hiring seasonal workers. Other companies are hopeful for the economy and they're starting to …

Employment

Fraudline: would a new 555 emergency number have stopped us losing £164,000?

An emergency hotline, similar to the 999 emergency services, has been suggested as a way to help victims of scam report the crime.<p><i>Telegraph Money</i> has been tirelessly campaigning for a more efficient way for those tricked by fraudsters to report the crime after hearing from many readers who have …

Banking

NEWS ANALYSIS: Leaked data: 60-million records might have been online for years

Initially thought to be 30-million records, the data is now offline as South Africans start worrying about identity theft affecting them<p>BL PREMIUM<p>19 …

Business (South Africa)

Don’t forget the web’s dark side

It is frightening that as many as 50 million South Africans could have had their personal information exposed in a massive data leak.<p>So much of our …

News (South Africa)

In Wake Of Equifax Hack, It’s Time For The U.S. To Create A National ID Card

Identity theft has been a growing problem for years, but the recent Equifax hack has raised the issue in people’s minds again. Equifax may be the …

Conservative View

Joe Blundo: North Korean hacking just adds to cyber insecurity

I think I’m on the fourth version of the same credit card.<p>Periodically, someone steals the number and charges merchandise at places I don’t frequent. …

Kim Jong-un

Why phishing attacks are so effective

An alarming 91% of hacking attempts today begin with some kind of phishing attack, which uses email and social-engineering to gain access to …

Cybersecurity

Banks consider 555 fraud 'hotline'

Personal Finance reporter<p><b>Victims of financial fraud might soon be able to call for help via a new telephone hotline, similar to the 999 emergency service.</b><p>Under the plan anyone worried about scammers would be able to dial 555.<p>The idea - which is in its early stages - is being examined by Financial …

Waitress Accused Of Stealing Almost $500K From Regular Customer

Being a regular at a dining establishment can come with some perks; the servers knows what you like and you might even receive a free dessert here or …

Consumer News

South Africa’s biggest data breach affects over 30 million citizens — and nobody knows where it came from

Earlier on 18 October 2017, the team at iAfrikan and I published all the details we knew at the time regarding what we thought was South Africa’s largest-ever data breach. This was after I had called Troy Hunt, the security consultant, researcher and founder of have i been pwned?, who had initially …

Security

This Roller Stamp Is An Easy Way To Prevent Identity Theft

Everybody knows you have to protect your vital information to prevent identity theft. One of the easiest ways we’ve found to do just that is with the …

Penske Media Corporation

Bank fraud victims may be asked to call new 555 hotline to trace stolen money faster

Bank fraud victims may be asked to call a new 555 telephone hotline to trace stolen money faster, it was reported last night.<p>The hotline would …

Bank Fraud