How To Freeze Your Kid's Credit - From A Mom Who Wouldn't Accept "No"Parenting paranoia is a job hazard of the investigative reporter. Case in point: My years of reporting on ID theft has me terrified of the threat, especially for my daughter. Children are particularly attractive targets because crooks know that kids' social security numbers are a blank slate and they likely won't be applying for credit for 18+ years. That leaves plenty of time for crooks to target and destroy their credit before anyone figures it out.
Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own IdentitiesAs advised by the countless ID theft experts I've interviewed, I hesitate to reveal my SSN to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary, even to my doctor.
SoCal Revenge Porn Website Creator Gets 18 Years; Charged Victims To Take Down Nude PhotosKevin 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.
Vallejo Woman Arrested For Identity Theft Operation 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.
Manager Of Marin Elderly Home To Be Arraigned On Fraud, Abuse ChargesThe 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.
900 Patients Taken To Hospital By Berkeley Fire Dept. May Have Had ID StolenMore than 900 people taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring.
Berkeley High School Safety Officer Arrested On Identity Theft ChargeA 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.
Hundreds Contact Lucky Supermarkets Over Credit Card SkimmingA Lucky supermarket in San Leandro is the 24th Northern California store victimized by a credit and debit card-skimming operation.
Lucky Supermarket Chain Reveals Scope Of Card Reader ScamMore 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.
Hayward Woman Charged In Massive ID Theft OperationA 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.