His crime was identity theft. His purpose: to spend as much as he could steal. A dumpster dive of sorts by law enforcement put an end to his devious deeds.
Tax forms are in the mail, but beware: con artists are using taxes and the IRS as an excuse to steal your money and personal information.
Adults aren't the only ones who can have their identity stolen.
The Federal Trade Commission is offering alarming statistics and some helpful events for consumers.
Iowa man charged with identity theft after posing as KWQC weatherman in order to meet women.
It’s all in your mail. Bank accounts and credit card numbers - your most sensitive financial information. Just one case of mail theft netted thieves $150,000 and left a trail of victims in their wake.
Can you identify this suspect who was using a stolen credit card number?
He was the man behind an identity theft scheme. Hundreds of credit cards found in his home and a large number of victims were hurt by this crime.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in US history, was also an opportunity for con artists. Some scammers seized the moment to make an easy fortune.
How can you avoid being the victim of identity theft?
Security breaches at Target have sent people scrambling to protect their data. Chris Clackum reports on steps consumers can take to protect themselves.
Almost everybody has one, but according to the Federal Trade Commission, email is the most common way scammers attack us. But still, many people take unnecessary risks with their emails. We’ve got three things to avoid.
Chris Clackum reports on ways to prevent cyber-crooks from stealing your identity and your tax refund.
The massive credit card heist at Target stores across the country was nearly twice as large as previously revealed, with the retailer saying 70 million customers were hit.
Target Corp. said Friday that PIN data of its customers' bank ATM cards were stolen as part of the massive data breach at the third-largest U.S. retailer, but it was confident that the information was "safe and secure."
The company reports 40 million cards may be affected.
Despite our best intentions, many of us have come dangerously close to leaving behind our phone.
Wichita Falls police arrest a hotel clerk they say appeared to be stealing customer cards and information.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US, with more than 12 million victims last year alone. If you haven’t already, you need to protect yourself. We show you how to build a fortress around your finances.
Visit ncpw.gov for answers to questions about banking, identity theft, or how to avoid scams.