IRS: Identity theft prosecutions double in 2013


IRS: Identity theft prosecutions double in 2013

WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service is seeing a big jump in thieves stealing Social Security numbers to fraudulently claim tax refunds, the agency said Tuesday.

Kevin Hunt: Don't Fall For It!

All rested up from a leisurely summer? Then let's expend some energy fighting off spammers, scammers, telemarketers and identity thieves. Here are a few basics every consumer should know:

WATCH: This Is How Easy It is For Thieves To Steal Everything In Your Wallet

Providence's NBC 10 took an identity theft expert to the streets to show consumers how easy it is. He slipped an RFID card scanner (you can find them on eBay for as little as 50 bucks) into an iPad case and went to town.

4 Things Identity Thieves Don't Want You To Know

MoneyGram, the second largest money transfer business in the U.S., has learned a thing or two about the lengths fraudsters will go to dupe consumers. Sometimes the key to sniffing out the bad guys is to throw on your skull cap and think like one.

Don’t make life easier for identity thieves

We've become a society that shares too much of our personal information, and all that voluntary transparency makes us vulnerable to crooks. When companies fail to protect our privacy, we are rightfully upset.

Safeguard Your Child’s Social Security Number

Increasingly, children have become targets of identity thieves.

Deter identity thieves

The holiday season is full of opportunities for identity thieves as shoppers fill malls, stores and visit websites in search of the perfect gift, but there are ways for consumers to protect themselves.

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft

As many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Identity thieves may use your personal information to access your financial accounts, open credit cards, even rent an apartment in your name.

Stop ID thieves from stealing your kid’s credit

A TODAY investigation revealed that criminals routinely use a child’s pristine credit record to their advantage and get away with it for years or decades. The issue for parents is this: What can I do to protect my child? (2 weeks ago)

Stop ID thieves from stealing your kid’s credit

A TODAY investigation revealed that criminals routinely use a child’s pristine credit record to their advantage and get away with it for years or decades. The issue for parents is this: What can I do to protect my child? (15 hours ago)