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Report Of Suspicious Person At Pleasanton Park Leads To Arrest Of Man For Identity Theft

Andrew Jonathan Hardy was found in possession of a stolen laptop, drug paraphernalia, various forms of identification from more than a dozen people and credit cards that were not in his name.

03/19/2015

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Would YOU Click? Twitter Bosses Email Staff Phishing Links To Test Cybersecurity

Would YOU be the one who unleashes a virus inside the corporate computers? Twitter and other companies are testing employees with phony phishing links to see if they click them.

02/17/2015

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

02/04/2015

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New Jeans Made In Bay Area Firm Designed To Thwart High-Tech Thieves

Security company Norton has teamed up with Betabrand to create jeans with special pockets meant to protect credit cards, passports and key fobs from digital pick-pocketing.

01/08/2015

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Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

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Oakland Parolee Arrested For Identity Theft And Forgery

An Oakland parolee has been arrested after police found him with $10,000 in cash and 175 stolen or forged bank cards.

10/10/2014

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Medical Identify Theft: How To Correct Errors In Your Medical Records

Prevent medical identity theft by learning how to detect, correct and protect your medical records with these simple steps.

09/12/2014

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Expert Advice For Protecting Yourself From Overseas Hackers

Protect yourself from overseas hackers with these three tips to guard you against the most common scams.

09/12/2014

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Travel Tips: How To Protect Your Identity On Vacation

You’ve spent months planning your hotel stay and travel itinerary, but if you didn’t plan to protect your identity while on vacation, your dream retreat can quickly turn into a travel nightmare.

09/12/2014

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Be Prepared: Steps To Take Immediately After Your Wallet Is Stolen

While no one plans to have their wallet to go missing, there are three critical steps you can take immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen to protect yourself from identity thieves.

09/11/2014

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