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Monday, April 30, 2018

This bill could weaken the protection of a credit freeze


If the bill becomes a law, it will offer weaker protections against identity theft, replacing stronger ones currently dictated by individual states. And, as if that were not enough, it would also provide service members an inadequate right to credit monitoring, while paving the way for Equifax and the other national credit bureaus to take over the credit scoring marketplace. 
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks, & MyFitnessPal

Was your information exposed in the latest data breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, or Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal? If so, here are some steps to take.

 

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/04/breaches-lord-taylor-saks-myfitnesspal?utm_source=govdelivery


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fin7 Syndicate Hacks Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor Stores


A "preliminary analysis" found credit card data was obtained for sales dating back to May 2017, according to the post.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The New ID Theft: Millions of Credit Applicants Who Don’t Exist


Federal regulators are warning banks and other financial institutions about an expanding area of financial theft. With increasing regularity, thieves are creating identities out of thin air and running up balances on lines of credit using the phantom identities. It’s costing the financial industry billions, and presumably the costs are being passed on to customers

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Welcome to National Consumer Protection Week 2018


As part of its 20th annual Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is arming consumers with the tools and education necessary to combat identity theft, scammers, and the like. The FTC has released this blog as a reference to access the varied tools.
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Monday, March 5, 2018

Mexican Man Assumes American's Identity for 37 Years, Steals $361,000 in Government Benefits


Federal prosecutors say that Mexican citizen, Andres Avelino Anduaga, extracted in excess of $350,000 in federal, state and local benefits over nearly four decades, while residing both within and outside the United States.  The investigation, which began in 2014, has resulted in a settlement between Anduaga and the federal government.

 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Equifax isn’t going to like new Senate bill


Two senators unveil a bill to impose tighter regulations and hefty penalties for future data breaches.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Equifax Says It Will Hand Over New York Data Breach Info


A spokeswoman for Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax said the company would comply with a demand by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado for information on a July data breach that was made public in September.

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