Identity theft

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2:30 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Straight talk on internet security and identity theft prevention leading in to the holidays


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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Phoning In Identity Theft

Dave Hatter
Definity Partners, LLC

  According to a recent report, there were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in 2012. And increasingly, criminals are taking advantage of the poor security measures smartphone and tablet  owners use to gain access to important personal  information. Many users keep banking information on their phones or check their bank accounts via public Wi-Fi. And many people leave their phones unattended at their office  or in their parked cars.

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12:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

ID theft scheme stole information from thousands to obtain tax returns

A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for identity theft.  U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart says six of them are citizens of Zimbabwe who lived in the Cincinnati area at one time. He says they used the stolen identities to obtain millions in fraudulent income tax returns:

"The scheme was so efficient and well planned that they often had the refunds in hand before the actual taxpayers even filed their legitimate tax returns."

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