Tuesday, October 17, 2017

identity theft

fuel pump skimmer

State and local officials are preaching vigilance over rising instances of identity theft around the state due to credit card skimmers in gas pumps. Sergeant Brian Sawyer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department said that while his department had not ...

Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in Fort Myers Thursday believed to be responsible for over 100 instances of identity theft. According to deputies, they pulled over Kensly Phenix, 30, for a routine traffic stop. Once ...
In this March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The number of ...
This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. The delays will affect families claiming the ...
Lawyer John Henry Browne talks with reporters in Seattle, Wash, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, after his Russian client, Roman Seleznev, was convicted in U.S. District Court of hacking into U.S. businesses. Seleznev could face more than 30 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 2, 2016

BY MARTHA BELLISLE SEATTLE (AP) — The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Jurors deliberated ...
Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

BY RAPHAEL SATTER and DANIELLA CHESLOW PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The ...

BY TAMI ABDOLLAH WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacking for ransom is on the rise — on pace to beat out last year’s figures — and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of files, photos and critical records until they ...
identity theft in scrabble letters

If you have data on your computer, you are a target for identity theft. That’s what Sheriff Kevin Rambosk told about 20 members of the identity theft task force last week. But thankfully, because of the task force, Naples and ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tax-filing season is turning into a nightmare for thousands of employees whose companies have been duped by email fraudsters. A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies — ...
This April 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Internal Revenue Service headquarters building in Washington.

BY KEN SWEET and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of people have had their prepaid debit cards frozen when they try to direct their tax refund to their accounts, a result of financial industry efforts to combat an ...
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