Florida Identity Thief Suspect Hid Goods In Body Cavity

Florida Identity Thief Suspect Hid Goods In Body Cavity

A suspected identity thief in the Sunshine State hid stolen items where the sun don’t shine. [More]

Sony: No Evidence That Credit Card Info Was Stolen By PlayStation Network Hackers

Sony: No Evidence That Credit Card Info Was Stolen By PlayStation Network Hackers

Sony’s PlayStation Network has been down for more than three weeks, during which the company hasn’t been able to definitively state whether or not users’ credit card information was compromised. But in a letter sent to game publishers, Sony writes that it’s seen no proof that such data was hacked. [More]

Sony: We Waited A Day, Not A Week, To Tell Gamers Hacker May Have Swiped Their Info

Sony: We Waited A Day, Not A Week, To Tell Gamers Hacker May Have Swiped Their Info

Sony ignited a firestorm Tuesday when it revealed that its week-long-and-counting PlayStation Network outage was caused by one or more hackers who may have swiped users’ personal information, including credit card numbers. [More]

ID Thief Mars Victim's Record With DUI

ID Thief Mars Victim's Record With DUI

Another thing that can suck about having your identity stolen is that the crook can rack up crimes in your name. That’s what happened to one University of Georgia student who opened up the campus paper to find his name underneath the mug shot of another young man for a DUI, reports Red And Black. [More]

Mike Fights The Identity Thieves

Mike Fights The Identity Thieves

Someone stole Mike’s identity and has been using it to pay for gas service and buy cellphones in his name. He’s even got a $163 default judgment against him for something he never paid. Here’s how he unraveled the threads of his identity thieves, and how he may never truly be free from their grasp. [More]

Fire Up That Shredder To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Fire Up That Shredder To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

We’re hoping that by this time in the wide world of the Web that most consumers are taking steps to protect themselves from identity theft online, but hey, wait a minute! What about the good old-fashioned paper theft? [More]

Bank Of America Sides With Fraudster, Holds Money
Hostage

Bank Of America Sides With Fraudster, Holds Money Hostage

Some criminal has joined with Bank of America to make John’s life hell. Multiple fraud investigations have froze what little of John’s money remains after overdraft fees have sucked it dry before BofA decided there were no errors or fraud on his account. Fed up, John has closed his account but wants his money back. [More]

Your Facebook Login Can Get Jacked By A Monkey With A
Mouse

Your Facebook Login Can Get Jacked By A Monkey With A Mouse

The guy sitting next to you in the coffee shop might actually be logging into your Facebook account, using the info beaming out your computer. It’s called “session hijacking” or “sidejacking” and despite it being a well-known vulnerability, most websites aren’t protecting their users from it. After a developer recently unveiled a user-friendly bit of code that makes “sidejacking” as easy a few mouse clicks, the problem is getting fresh attention. [More]

ID Theft Victim Receives Ceaseless Cavalcade Of Stolen Packages

ID Theft Victim Receives Ceaseless Cavalcade Of Stolen Packages

This lady’s address was used by credit card thieves who were scoping out different merchants’ fraud triggering levels. Which meant that she was receiving packages for and calls about a portable night light, Vietnamese movies, and a $2,500 Gibson. Every day for two months she got something new, and no one could stop it. [More]

Juror In Burglary Trial Accused Of Stealing Fellow Juror's Credit Card

Juror In Burglary Trial Accused Of Stealing Fellow Juror's Credit Card

By their very nature, courtrooms play host to any number of criminals. They’re just usually sitting at the defendant’s table and not in the jury box. But according to prosecutors in NYC, a woman who had been sitting on a jury in a recent criminal case stole the credit card of one of her fellow jurors and went on a shopping spree. [More]

PayPal Thinks I Stole My Own Identity, Won't Give Me My
Dollar Back

PayPal Thinks I Stole My Own Identity, Won't Give Me My Dollar Back

April is thankful she didn’t keep a bunch of money in her PayPal account because she can’t touch the buck and change she has left in there. Her crime: moving and failing to convince PayPal she’s the same person. She says PayPal won’t let her re-activate or close the account no matter how much proof she provides. [More]

Bank Closes Hacked Account Without Telling Me, Goes For
Upsell

Bank Closes Hacked Account Without Telling Me, Goes For Upsell

Virginia discovered her Netflix DVDs stopped flowing because Wells Fargo disabled her credit card, apparently without notifying her. When she called to see what was up, she got an opportunistic upsell. The bank rep told her the account was closed because it had been “compromised” then offered her a $12-a-month protection plan to quell future compromising. [More]

Chase Freezes Long-Time Customer's Accounts With $9.9 Million Overdraft Fee

Chase Freezes Long-Time Customer's Accounts With $9.9 Million Overdraft Fee

Chase froze Micah’s checking accounts with a $9.9 million overdraft fee after he took the ultra-suspicious step of opening a joint checking account with his girlfriend. Rather than merely freeze the joint checking account, Chase decided to freeze all of Micah’s assets until they could verify that their customer of thirteen years was really whom he said he was. Not even a letter from the Social Security Administration, handed to the local Chase branch and sent to Chase’s fraud unit could stop Micah’s debit card from being canceled. Now Micah has no access to his cash, a $9.9 million charge to his name, and still no joint checking account with his girlfriend. [More]

iTunes Hackers Raid Accounts, Charge Untold Amounts

iTunes Hackers Raid Accounts, Charge Untold Amounts

While iTunes users were barbecuing and preparing for fireworks this weekend, hackers smoked their accounts, buying apps with stolen money to drive specific apps up the sales charts. [More]

Authorities Bust International Credit Card Cloning Ring

Authorities Bust International Credit Card Cloning Ring

Over 170 people around the globe were arrested on suspicion of participating in a massive credit card scam, reports Reuters. Fourteen countries were involved, and although most of the arrests were in Spain, there were also raids and/or arrests in Romania, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Hungary, and the United States. In all, police say they discovered at least 120,000 stolen credit card numbers. [More]

"Got ID?" Is A Question Many More Businesses Will Be Asking Soon

"Got ID?" Is A Question Many More Businesses Will Be Asking Soon

Your driver’s license could start getting worn down a lot starting in December . That’s because a whole bunch of businesses will soon be required to ask you for your ID, everyone from your dentist to your car dealer. [More]

86-Year-Old Receives Surprise $19k Bill From Macy's

86-Year-Old Receives Surprise $19k Bill From Macy's

Lorene Pounds is 86 years old and says she hasn’t shopped at Macy’s in years. That’s partly why she was surprised when Macy’s called her up and told her she was delinquent on her credit card account. The other reason she was surprised was they said she owed $19,791. [More]

Fidelity Sent Me Someone Else's $300,000 Retirement Savings

Fidelity Sent Me Someone Else's $300,000 Retirement Savings

Douglas received an unexpected delivery from UPS last week: a check from Fidelity Investments made out to Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company for over $300,000, along with a bunch of 401(k) rollover paperwork that included the real account holder’s address, date of birth, SSN, and phone number. [More]