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Social Media: A Scammer’s Dream [AUDIO]

More than half of consumers admit to sharing personal information through social media that can make them victims of identity theft and other scams, according to a new survey from Visa.

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Credit Card Reform Legislation Would Tighten Rules On Rates And Fees
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Have You Ever Been a Victim of Credit Card Theft? [POLL]

By Jeff Deminski

Yesterday, a New York man admitted his role in a 9 year credit card fraud scheme that ultimately caused $200 million in losses and is said to be the largest ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department. Other defendants involved are from Pennsylvania and, of course, New Jersey.

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Can you Prevent Hackers From Stealing your Credit Card Numbers? [AUDIO]

The latest take-down of an organized crime ring that hacked their way into the websites of numerous major corporations, and then stole millions of credit and debit card numbers, is a reminder of how unsafe the internet can be.

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Six Charged For NJ Identity, Tax Refund Theft

Federal authorities have charged six people with operating a scheme in which fake or stolen identities were used to file and collect tax returns.

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NJ Cracks Down on Largest Identity Theft Ring of Its Kind

In a story that reads like a James Bond novel, New Jersey authorities have extradited a Bulgarian national to face U.S. charges he participated in the Shadowcrew forum, an online marketplace for hacking and identity theft that was the largest of its kind when dismantled by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Secret Service in 2004. NJ U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says 30-year-old Aleksi Kolarov will appear in Newark federal court today.

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Identity Theft Growing Nationwide [AUDIO]

There are many people trying to get their hands on your credit card information, and if it hasn't happened yet, you're likely to become a victim of identify theft in the future.

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NJ Man Accused of Stealing the Identities of 15 People

The New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor has obtained a state grand jury indictment charging an Essex County man with stealing and trafficking identities of 15 people who had applied for credit at the used car dealership where he worked. State Attorney General Jeff Cheisa made the announcement today.

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Debt Collectors to Leave Identify Theft Victims Alone?

Victims of identity theft in the Garden State shouldn’t be harassed by debt collectors if the victims didn’t rack up the debt the collectors want paid off.

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If You File Taxes Online, Watch For Identity Thieves [AUDIO]

Filing your tax returns electronically is becoming more and more popular, but doing so can be risky.

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Protecting NJ Identity Theft Victims

An Assembly committee today has unanimously approved a bill that would establish a process for a victim of identity theft to notify a debt collector of their status and requires the debt collector to cease collection activities until a determination is made by the debt collector as to whether the consumer is in fact responsible for the debt in question.

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