Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s says its Palo Alto location is one of 33 restaurants that may have been hit a credit and debit card transaction security breach.
The company confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, but didn’t specify the locations at that time.
A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.
Five Bay Area residents were arrested Saturday for theft using fraudulent credit cards, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Customers who paid for online DMV transactions with a Master Card may be victims of a security breach.
Lisa McIntire, a freelance writer who has previously worked for Gavin Newsom and several progressive organizations, first posted a photo of the mailer on Twitter Thursday.