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Blue Cross Blue Shield will offer credit protection

Jul 20, 2015
Millions of customers will be able to opt in.
Posted In: identity theft, cybersecurity, credit
The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters. The OPM announced Thursday that more than 21 million people  had their Social Security numbers stolen in a data breach last month.

One number to rule them all

Jul 10, 2015
Universal identifiers like Social Security numbers are a big target for hackers.
Posted In: Social Security, social security numbers, Hacks, identity theft
Physical paperwork at doctors' offices and hospitals is quickly becoming a task of the past.

Rise of digital medial records leads to data theft

Apr 6, 2015
The growth of computerized records has led to a higher rate of stolen information.
Posted In: medical records, big data, identity theft
A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store in Miami, Florida.

Target's data breach settlement sets a big precedent

Mar 19, 2015
The company admits fault and will offer victims significant compensation.
Posted In: Target, data breach, identity theft, settlement

The connection between hacking and tax fraud

Feb 11, 2015
A flood of phony TurboTax filings is raising concerns of identity theft tax fraud.
Posted In: turbotax, Anthem, identity theft
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Protecting yourself from fraud protection

Sep 26, 2014
U.S. Bank billed customers for identity theft services they never received.
Posted In: banking, fraud, identity theft

Health care data is becoming big target for hackers

Feb 6, 2014
Turns out a lot of our medical records aren't very secure, and might be even more valuable to hackers.
Posted In: health records, data security, hacking, identity theft

What will a thief do with my credit card number?

Dec 19, 2013
Target has revealed that the credit card numbers for more than 40 million customers have been stolen from its retail network.
Posted In: Target, identity theft

Man arrested for ID theft of most of Greek population

Nov 21, 2012
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Greeks.
Posted In: Greece, identity theft

Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

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