Tag Archives: identity theft

Protecting Yourself and Your Children from Divorce Related Identity Theft

A man in Pennsylvania used his ex-wife’s identity to purchase six cars within eight months. Crazy, right?! How in the world did he get away with it? Well, he didn’t exactly, he got two years in jail. Sadly, it’s a fact that identity theft is most often carried out by family members. It’s not that […]

How Should I Review Credit Card Charges?

This is the excellent question posed recently by a reader. It is so appropriate for this spending –and frauding– season. We’ve all heard that the easiest way to catch fraud and monitor our account is through online banking. When you get into the habit of frequently checking the transactions made to your checking account, you’ll […]

Cyber Hijackers Controlling Email

I knew something was strange when my knitting friend sent me an email that began “Hey Bro, Long-time no see…”  Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever heard her call anyone “Bro”. Then the emails with the same slangy type of language kept coming from Debbie’s email address all day long. I didn’t open them but […]

“It’s easier to steal one $1 from one million people than $1 million from one person”

After a 9-month investigation a federal court has halted an elaborate international scheme that used identity theft to place more than $10 million in bogus charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards