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Identity Theft

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IRS Probing ID Theft Of UPMC Employees

Close to two dozen UPMC employees have become the recent victims of identity theft.

02/26/2014

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Second Credit Card Theft Reported At Cranberry Cinemas

Another woman has come forward saying someone stole credit cards from her purse while she was watching a movie at a local theater, and then went on a shopping spree on her dime.

12/27/2013

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Woman Stole Parents’ IDs To Pay For Surgery

A Butler County woman has been sentenced to prison for stealing her parents’ identities so she could fraudulently obtain $729,000 in student loans – much of which she used to pay for plastic surgery.

11/20/2013

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Walmart Issues Warning About New Email Scam

There are two new scams to warn you about.

05/16/2013

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Consumer Reports: Facebook Problems On The Rise

Problems with Facebook are on the rise, up 30 percent in the last year, according to a Consumer Reports National Research Center study.

05/08/2012

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Consumer Reports: Save Your Money On ID Theft Protection

The fear of someone stealing your financial information and going on a shopping spree has helped drive sales of identity theft protection services. Americans now spend an estimated $3.5 billion a year on these services. However, Consumer Reports is advising consumers to save their money.

02/07/2012

Identity Theft Protection Information

The fear of someone stealing your financial information and going on a shopping spree has helped drive sales of identity theft protection services. Americans now spend an estimated $3.5 billion a year on these services. […]

02/07/2012

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Consumer Reports Puts Paper Shredders To Test

When it comes to identity theft, Pennsylvania ranks 14th in the nation. It’s a distinction we would rather live without, but with so much of our personal information out there – it can be easy pickings for thieves. More than 8 million Americans have their identities stolen each year and that’s why it’s so important to keep your personal information private. One way to do that is to shred your documents, but don’t trust just any shredder to keep you safe.

10/19/2011

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Law Enforcement Officials Come Together To Fight Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem in the technology age, so today law enforcement officials gathered together to learn ways to curb the crime.

09/29/2011

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Report: City Workers The Victims Of ID Theft

More than two dozen City of Pittsburgh employees have become the victims of identity theft. According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city was notified over the weekend that at least 29 workers from multiple departments were affected.

08/01/2011

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Children At Risk For Identity Theft

The last person you’d think would be the victim of identity theft is a child — young and innocent with no independent financial means.

04/28/2011

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Local Firm Works To Expose, Prevent ID Theft

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — It’s tax time, and a lot of people file online. However, if you think your information is secure, it may not be, especially if you have a teenager at home who […]

02/07/2011

Identity Theft

Protecting Kids From Identity Theft

There’s a growing type of identity theft that most parents don’t know about: thieves stealing children’s identities to run up bills and destroy their credit. The worst part is, it often goes undetected for years, […]

KDKA-TV–11/03/2010