Tag Archive: identity theft

Aug 09 2015

Attention Renters: Be on the Lookout for Phony Rental Listings

By Mechele Mills BBB is warning renters to be on the lookout for phony ads on craigslist and other internet services when looking for a rental property or apartment. Bogus ads for rental properties across the country are cropping up. These ads are aimed at stealing money from unsuspecting renters. In most cases, the perpetrator …

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Jan 14 2015

Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults

I’m sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children’s personal information. Most commonly, they’ll harvest kids’ dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use them to illegally obtain jobs or open fraudulent bank …

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Jul 16 2012

Consumer Alert: Utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills. Using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, viagra canada phone calls and text messages, scammers are contacting customers and claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama …

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May 28 2012

Make your vacation security checklist

By Jason Alderman With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your …

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Feb 07 2012

Prime season for tax scams

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General With the arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time …

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Dec 21 2011

Credit card stolen?

By Jason Alderman Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, …

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