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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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Identity Theft Made Easy By Lazy Tech Owners

With identity theft rates at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to remember to wipe your old electronics when you discard of them.

09/19/2012

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Maryland Passes Measure To Address Child Identity Theft

As more and more children are having their credit ratings damaged by identity theft before they think of borrowing a dime, Maryland lawmakers have approved a first-of-its-kind measure to enable parents to take steps to protect their kids.

04/12/2012

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UMD Servers With Credit Card Info Were Vulnerable To Hackers

A recent audit revealed personal data of potential University of Maryland students, including some credit card numbers, was vulnerable to hacking because it was stored on public servers.

01/30/2012