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New Identity Theft Protection Company to Provide Investigative, Recovery Services

New company, N.J.-based ID360, has been formed to offer comprehensive investigative and recovery services to identity theft victims. The company is comprised of recovery specialists and a national network of former federal, state and local law enforcement professionals and former …

Illinois Pharmacist Sentenced to 7 Years for Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud

An Illinois pharmacist has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for stealing customers’ identities to make fake prescriptions and collect money from insurance companies. Federal prosecutors say 76-year-old Ronald Kielar of Mundelein collected more than $1.7 million by …

Sprint Corp. Sued Over Nude Photo Posting in California

A couple is suing Sprint Corp., claiming an employee posted their nude photos online. City News Service says Tuesday’s lawsuit in Los Angeles alleges invasion of privacy and identity theft. According to the suit, the woman took her cellphone to …

Attorney General Supports National Notification Standard for ID Theft

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp., urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches. “This would empower the American people to protect themselves if …

Officials Suspect 2 Nabbed in Texas Linked to Target Fraud Case

 Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief. But a spokesman for the …

Credit Card Breach Update: Neiman Marcus Investigated; Target Sued by Bank

Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. is being investigated by states including Connecticut and Illinois over the theft of customer credit-card data by hackers, and a bank sued Target Corp. for its data breach during the holiday season. Connecticut Attorney General George …

Former California Broker Charged With Identity Theft And Forgery

Former insurance agent Eugene Shy-Ren Hsu, 31, of West Covina, Calif., was arrested by Department of Insurance officers and charged with multiple felony counts. The charges include grand theft, forgery, and identity theft for allegedly using another agent’s identity to …

Central Texas Hospital System Says Computer Stolen

A Central Texas medical group has notified Austin police about the theft of a laptop computer with personal data from patients. Officials with Seton Healthcare Family on Oct. 22 announced the theft and its commitment to maintaining the privacy and …

MetLife Auto & Home Expands Identity Protection Coverage

MetLife Auto & Home has enhanced its identity protection services to include assistance for digital threats, such as e-mail and social media compromise, as well as data breach victim assistance. The services are provided as part of the company’s identity protection program, …

Ohio Insurance Director Warns of Healthcare-Related ID Scam

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director Mary Taylor issued an alert after reports surfaced that telephone con artists are attempting to steal Ohioans’ personal information using the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a ploy. The scammers are claiming to be …