Consumer Reports: How To Avoid Medical Identity TheftMedical identity theft is a crime on the rise. Nearly 2.5 million cases were reported in 2014, an increase of 20 percent from the year before.
"Catch Me If You Can" Inspiration On Fraud ProtectionFrank Abagnale is one of the world’s most famous con artists and was depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “Catch Me If You Can.”
Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Stop PennDOT From Selling Personal InformationA state lawmaker has taken up an effort in Harrisburg to stop PennDOT from selling people’s personal information to third parties for profit.
Man Guilty In Web Dating Scam; Also Ran Pharrell Show SchemeA man who the FBI says conned a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by falsely claiming he could help them book a Pharrell concert has pleaded guilty to online dating scams that cost a western Pennsylvania woman and others nearly $1 million.
Lawyer Attempting To Have Case Thrown Out Due To Kane’s Suspended Law LicenseAlthough there have been political challenges to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s authority with a suspended law license, a new legal challenge has been filed in Allegheny County Court.
Feds Say They Have Shut Down 'Darkode' Malware MarketplaceThe 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.
Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax CaseA 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.
Police: Woman Used Sister's Bank Card On Day She DiedPolice 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.
Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say ExpertsBy all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.
Fax Machines' Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity ThievesNearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.
Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper ShreddingYour personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.
Two Women Accused Of Stealing From Police Credit UnionTwo women are facing a long list of charges, accused of stealing items and customer information from a local credit union.
Scams To Avoid This Holiday SeasonWith not that many weeks before Christmas, shoppers in stores and on-line are spending lots of dollars to make their holiday a sweet one.
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.
Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health InsuranceIn 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.