Identity Theft

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Feds Say They Have Shut Down ‘Darkode’ Malware Marketplace

The Justice Department says it has shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could steal information from computer systems.

07/15/2015

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Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax Case

A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

06/26/2015

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Police: Woman Used Sister’s Bank Card On Day She Died

Police have charged a western Pennsylvania woman with identity theft because they say she used her sister’s automatic teller machine card to withdraw $120 on the day she died.

03/24/2015

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Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say Experts

By all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.

02/05/2015

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Fax Machines’ Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity Thieves

Nearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.

02/03/2015

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Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper Shredding

Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.

01/15/2015

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Two Women Accused Of Stealing From Police Credit Union

Two women are facing a long list of charges, accused of stealing items and customer information from a local credit union.

01/13/2015

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Scams To Avoid This Holiday Season

With not that many weeks before Christmas, shoppers in stores and on-line are spending lots of dollars to make their holiday a sweet one.

11/25/2014

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Car Break-In Leads To Larger Credit Card Theft Scam

KDKA has done a lot of reporting on the record number of car break-ins in Westmoreland County, but recently one happened with a twist and it involved credit card fraud.

09/22/2014

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Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/19/2014

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Turnpike Commission Issues Alert About EZ Pass Scam

There’s a new scam alert for Pennsylvania Turnpike EZ Pass customers.

07/10/2014

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Prisoner Captured After Mistakenly Being Released From Jail

A woman who authorities say was mistakenly released from the Fayette County Prison on Friday is now back in police custody.

06/07/2014

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U.S. Postal Service Warns Of Email Scam

Everybody likes to get a package in the mail, but the U.S. Postal Service is warning that scam artists are taking advantage of that.

05/23/2014

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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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