Identity theft

Target shopping baskets (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Answers to questions about the Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by […]


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report finds IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according […]


Today on Money 101: Repairing your credit; ID theft; finding money hidden by your ex

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Consumer law attorney Robert Brennan will review the steps to take to undo damage to […]


California man to plead guilty in sextortion case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Southern California man faces up to seven years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty in a case where he’s accused of hacking into hundreds of social media and email […]


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IRS takes steps to combat identity theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 budget proposal to be released by the White House on Wednesday will include new steps to combat what the Internal Revenue Service says is an exponential growth in tax refund-related identity theft.


Box Office

‘Identity Thief’ tops box office with $14 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after losing the box office title to Bruce Willis, Melissa McCarthy took it back again. McCarthy’s road trip comedy “Identity Thief” topped the box office in its third week of release on Oscar weekend with $14 million for Universal.



IRS cracking down on ID theft, tax fraud

MIAMI (AP) — With tax filing season heating up, an aggressive Internal Revenue Service crackdown is targeting the growing problem of criminals who use stolen identities to seek tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.


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Feds: 3 charged over ‘Gozi’ computer virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men are in custody on charges they spread a computer virus to more than a million computers worldwide, including at least 40,000 in the US, giving passwords and banking info that allowed hackers to steal tens of millions of dollars.


Hesperia, Calif.

Meth lab forces evacuation of SoCal motel

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated a Southern California motel after a meth lab was found in a room.




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