2011

October 14, 2011
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The Department of Defense has been slapped with a $4.9 billion class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the privacy rights of...

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October 14, 2011
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Rapper and relentless self-promoter Sean “Diddy” Combs had his personal credit card number posted on a website, the celebrity gossip site...

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October 14, 2011
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by Adam Levin, Identity Theft 911

It was announced recently that...

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October 12, 2011
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To celebrate National Protect Your Identity Week (October 17-20), access your knowledge of activities that may put you at high risk for identity theft.

Do you put documents with your name and address on them in the trash or... Read More
October 11, 2011
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Left to right: Lisa Guillette, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association; RI DCYF Director Janice DeFrances;... Read More
October 7, 2011
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Nearly five million current and former soldiers and their family members had their data stolen from a military contractor in September, putting them at risk for identity theft. The lost information includes individuals’...

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October 7, 2011
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A group of privacy and consumer organizations called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for recent changes that they say could endanger citizens’ privacy and violate federal privacy laws. In...

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October 6, 2011
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It was business as usual for Kelly Colgan when she made the trek to New York City from Rhode Island for a work function.  She soon discovered that she was stranded in the Big Apple when her debit card, and only means of payment, was...

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October 3, 2011
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Intellectual property theft isn't new. But hacker attacks on companies and governments used to be hush-hush, coming to light only years...

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September 30, 2011
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The email below popped into my inbox this morning—and it was suspicious from the start.

What immediately caught my eye: a partially listed credit card number, a request to download information, and a threat that my card would be blocked if I didn’t input requested information correctly.

Millions of fraudulent emails are sent to consumers daily. They claim to be from a range of sources...

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