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Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.

08/28/2014

Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

08/28/2014

Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.

08/28/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.

08/28/2014

How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.

08/28/2014

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Md. Nanny Pleads to Stealing $400K From Employer

A nanny who stole more than $400,000 from the family that employed her has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and identity theft.

08/11/2014

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Report: 10 Million Identity Theft Cases, Most Common Consumer Complaint In US

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S.

07/01/2014

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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty to ID Theft

A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft after prosecutors say he bought motorcycles with stolen information.

04/09/2014

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Police Recover Puppy Purchased With Stolen Credit Card

A puppy that was purchased with a stolen credit card in August has been recovered by Montgomery County police.

11/19/2013

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Md. Police Warn Women of Well-Organized Purse Theft Scheme

Ladies, have you ever left your purse in your car while running a quick errand? Police in both Howard and Montgomery counties are now warning women not to risk it.

03/20/2013

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