Avoid Typing Your PIN at the Pump to Reduce Your Chances of Fraud

We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen. » 12/26/13 10:07am 12/26/13 10:07am

Canadian Man Blames Lost Chrysler Data Tape For Irrational Identity Theft Fears

A man from the Canadian city-to-the-south-of-Detroit, Windsor, Ontario, is miffed at Chrysler (or more likely Chrysler Financial Canada) for losing a data tape and potentially making the possibility of identity theft happen sooner rather than later. Seems a tape containing the names, addresses and Social Insurance… » 4/24/08 9:40am 4/24/08 9:40am

Houston Stripper Steals Identity, Buys Cars

This little ray of sunshine is Stacy Marie Oberley, a 28-year-old stripper who lives in Houston. Normally a delicate flower such as this wouldn't merit scrutiny, but apparently Miss Stacy Marie has been a bad girl. Not only is she on probation for narcotics trafficking, but she has stolen the identity of an autistic… » 4/15/08 9:40am 4/15/08 9:40am

Blue Cross Employees Need To NEVER Leave Social Security Numbers In Their Cars!

Ok, seriously — if you work for an insurance company in any capacity, you need to not leave any personal information for the people who pay for insurance at your company in your car, ready to be stolen. Like the Blue Cross employee who forced the insurance netwoek to notify » 4/09/07 3:59pm 4/09/07 3:59pm

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