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How identity theft and fraud upended one woman's life
"I said, what can I do to stop this? And the customer service rep. goes, 'Well, if we could stop all instances of fraud, we would but we can't,'" says Jessica Roy, assistant editor of Utility Journalism at The Los Angeles Times.
Making sense of financial fraud
As the Manafort trial begins, here's a glossary to help you navigate some wonky terms.
Shouldn’t a company have to tell you when it’s been hacked?
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.
Monitor credit scores? You might wish you had if you don’t
Most people say they care about credit card security. They just don’t take time to deal with it before it’s too late. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Thanks to Equifax, the risk of fraud is higher this tax season
If someone claiming to be from the IRS gives you a call, go ahead and hang up.
Here’s what to do if your identity is stolen
Fraud alerts, credit reports, freezes — the Federal Trade Commission has an action plan.
With breach after breach, why are our Social Security numbers tied to everything?
Governments and businesses are turning to biometrics to find a universal identifier.
Have you ever had your identity stolen?
Social Security numbers can be pretty vulnerable. Tell us your story.
Equifax hack calls into question its core competency. Will it recover?
Credit-rating agency Equifax has announced its computer systems were hacked from mid-May to late July and that personal data on as many as 143 million American consumers was compromised, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. CEO Richard F. Smith said in a press release that the data breach “strikes at the heart […]
A new form of ID theft: account takeover
Thieves are now hijacking phones, bank accounts, even 401(k)s.