August 2019 News Archive
The Wabash Valley , August 14, 2019
Visitor to Rockville Correctional Facility arrested on identity theft charges
The Indiana Department of Correction says Tracy West of Chicago provided false identification and identified herself as that person both orally, and by signature, while trying to visit an inmate at the facility ...read full article
U,S News and World Report , August 8, 2019
Credit Card Fraud vs. Identity Theft: What's the Difference?
The damage inflicted by identity theft versus credit card fraud can be miles apart.
By Ben Luthi
The terms credit card fraud and identity theft are often used interchangeably, but they're not the same. There are distinct differences in how fraud and identity theft are perpetrated, how they affect victims and what the recovery process looks like. ...read full article
Claims Journal , August 5, 2019
Identity Theft Stings, But Hard to Pin on Specific Attacks
By Anick Jesdanun
Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it’s hard to pin the blame on any specific hack, as the most sophisticated criminals combine data from multiple attacks to better impersonate you. ...read full article
Kiplinger , August 1, 2019
Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud
Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
By Lisa Grestner
Just as consumers are starting to claim their share of the settlement for the 2017 Equifax data breach, Capital One has announced that the personal information of about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians was exposed in a hack that took place last March. Software engineer Paige Thompson has been charged with exploiting a vulnerability in Capital One’s network and gaining access to information on people as of the time they applied for a Capital One credit card, dating back to 2005. The data includes names, birth dates, mailing addresses, zip codes, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and self-reported income. ...read full article