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Arrest made for theft of laptops with patient info

  ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a homeless man they believe stole two laptop computers from a Southern California hospital chain that contained personal information on more than 700,000 patients. City News Service […]


Judge tells man he’s still legally dead

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared decades ago is finding out there’s no easy way to come back from the dead. Donald Miller Jr. went to court this week to ask a county […]


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New health care law expected to spawn scam artists – learn how to protect yourself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to […]


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2.5 million Californians exposed in data breaches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A state report reveals 2.5 million Californians have had Social Security numbers, credit card and bank accounts and other sensitive information exposed in 131 data breaches dating back to 2010. The […]


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Beware of ‘Life Alert’ scam!

Robocall scammers are using “Life Alert” to swindle seniors. If there are senior citizens in your family, make them aware of a new barrage of annoying robocalls is targeting the elderly all across the country […]


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Man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss’ fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap chain Banana Republic’s website to go with his […]


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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.


Feds investigate leak of first lady’s credit info

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials.


Candidates' wife sues after personal ID revealed

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In an election year marked by waves of political attacks, one state legislative candidate is standing out for a tactic that targets his opponent’s wife. A Democratic state Assembly candidate […]



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