White House Adviser: Phase Out Social Security Number As IDWhite House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said Wednesday that using a person’s Social Security number as an identifier or access control is “just a horrific idea.”
Credit Card Skimmers Found At Antioch Gas StationPolice are urging Antioch drivers to check to their credit and debit card accounts after officers found six skimmers at a Valero gas station Thursday.
Antioch Ex-Cop, Wife Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud, Identity Theft ConspiracyA former Antioch police officer and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a tax fraud conspiracy involving $720,530 worth of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
How To Protect The Data You Think You've Wiped From Old CellphonesIf you’re considering selling, trading or donating an old cellphone, you may be handing over more than you think.
U.S. Postal Service Offers Preview Of Mail Delivery To Cut Down On Identity TheftThe U.S. Postal Service is seeking to cut down on identity theft with a new program that gives customers a preview of the mail headed their way, so they can alert authorities if the mail doesn’t arrive.
Police Discover ATM Skimmer Device At Pacifica 7-11 StorePolice discovered and removed a "skimmer" device from an automated teller machine at a convenience store in Pacifica.
Con Artists Changing Tactics To Steal IdentitiesThe rise of chip-based credit cards in the United States has forced con artists to change their tactics. A recent study says more than 15 million Americans had personal and financial information stolen last year. That is up 16 percent from 2015.
IRS Delaying Tax Refunds To Millions Of Low-Income FamiliesThe IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud.
Counterfeit Apps Put Smartphone Shoppers At High Risk For Identity TheftCyber security experts warn that smartphone shoppers could be at risk because of dangerous and sometimes counterfeit apps.
Vacaville Woman Found With Dozens Of Fake IDs, Credit CardsA woman suspected of identity theft was arrested after police found dozens of fake ID and credit cards in her Vacaville home.
Antioch Pair Arrested In Suspected Identity Theft RingA man and a youth were arrested Wednesday in Antioch on suspicion of being involved in a large identity theft ring, according to police in a report to the city manager.
Identity Thieves Find New Scam: Hijacking Mobile Phone AccountsIdentity thieves have come up with a new scheme to access your private information by hijacking your cellphone account.

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