When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.
By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.
Kevin Bollaert’s website allowed jilted lovers and hackers to anonymously post nude photos on ugotposted.com. Victims were redirected to changemyreputation.com and charged $250 to $350 to remove them.
A woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of operating an extensive identity theft and fraud operation out of a room at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn in Benicia, a police lieutenant said.
The manager of an assisted-living facility in Mill Valley who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of fraud, identity theft and financial elder abuse of a resident is scheduled to be arraigned in Marin County Superior Court on Christmas Eve.
More than 900 people taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring.
A Berkeley High School safety officer has been charged with one count of felony identity theft for allegedly stealing bank account information from a special education teacher and using it to pay his utility bills.
A Lucky supermarket in San Leandro is the 24th Northern California store victimized by a credit and debit card-skimming operation.
More than 100 employees and customers have had their identities stolen at Bay Area Lucky supermarkets by thieves who tampered with the credit and debit card readers in self checkout lines, according to the company.
A Hayward woman has been charged with 22 felony counts in connection with a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft operation, law enforcement officials said Monday.