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Foiled by foil: The latest weapon in credit card theft

Jan 1, 2014
If you notice someone on your roof with a roll of aluminum foil, you may want to take note.
Posted In: theft, foil, credit card fraud

2013: A year of heists and capers

Jan 1, 2014
Marketplace host David Gura talks to Quartz business reporter Tim Fernholz about the greatest heists of 2013 and if we've learned anything from them.
Posted In: theft, whiskey

Is your PIN code one of the easiest to figure out?

Aug 6, 2013
If your PIN number is 1234, 1111, or 0000 you're in trouble -- not only for your lack of creativity, but also because you're at risk.
Posted In: data security, ATM, theft

Cell phone theft is on the rise, but the industry isn't helping much (Infographic)

May 13, 2013
Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise – some are calling it an epidemic – but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase.
Posted In: cell phone, theft, wireless

What's the world most stolen food?

Apr 2, 2013
It's especially a hot commodity in Europe.
Posted In: cheese, theft

To catch an Apple thief: NYPD creates new team

Feb 22, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed the rise in overall crime in the city on Apple products subjected to the five-finger discount.
Posted In: apple, theft

Plastic's fantastic for thieves in California

Nov 26, 2012
Thieves steal millions of dollars of plastic pallets and milk cases from businesses. Sold to recyclers, the plastic is then used to make new pallets and milk cases.
Posted In: plastics, plastic, theft

Thieves make off with millions of unsellable artwork

Oct 17, 2012
In the Netherlands, thieves made off with seven paintings valued at $130 million. But they probably won't make much money from the heist.
Posted In: art, theft, museum

The lucrative crime of cardboard theft

Aug 6, 2012
For most people, cardboard is... just there. But stealing cardboard can be a relatively easy -- and surprisingly profitable -- crime.
Posted In: theft, cardboard

Thieves bypass the cash register to steal hair weaves

Jun 12, 2012
As the price of hair extensions rises, so does theft of those goods. Bandits have started to smash into beauty salon storefronts to steal hair.
Posted In: theft, hair

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