IDENTITY THEFT

Taxes, IRS, Tax Return

Tax Frauds And Scams To Look Out For

Be wary of anyone that wants you to sign a blank return or who refuses to put their name and Social Security number on your return.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/21/2013

(Photo courtesy: U.S. Social Security Administration)

Dead People’s Social Security Numbers For Sale On Government Web Site

When you think of identity theft, chances are you don’t think your government is part of the problem.

01/29/2013

(Image from Littleton Police/Facebook)

Littleton Chief Apologizes Over Personal Info Posted In Police Log

Littleton police are apologizing for accidentally posting personal information on the department’s website.

01/26/2013

(File Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Protecting Your Numbers From Identity Theft

You need to protect your numbers. Credit card numbers, ATM numbers, Social Security numbers, and pin numbers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/11/2012

File Image (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Safe Summer Travel Tips: Financial Security

The busy travel season is about to get underway. Although the inclination is to think about relaxing, it’s important to keep safety top of mind as well.

05/21/2012

Money, Withdrawl

National Consumer Protection Week: Identity Theft

How does identity theft happen?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/06/2012

College Students Pose Easy Target For ID Theft

Many students on campus dismiss the notion, saying they have other things to be worried about.

10/18/2011

How To Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

ID theft is one of the fastest growing crimes, and thieves are preying on children more and more often.

09/06/2011

(Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Hackers Strike Mass. Unemployment Offices

The names, addresses and social security numbers of hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents have been exposed to thieves.

05/18/2011

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Curious About ID Theft & Taxes

With tax season fast approaching and the issue of identity theft being such a HUGE problem. Why do the “powers to be” still require you to write your social security number on your check when you pay your taxes? Do they black it out when they go to deposit your check? They have your taxes right there w/ your SS# on it – but the forms don’t continue to circulate like your check does. – Vicky, Leominster.

WBZ-TV–04/06/2011

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