The IRS is tackling a rapidly growing problem — tax-related identity theft. Last year, there were more than 640,000 incidents of tax fraud; most involving the theft of social security numbers to file false tax returns claiming monies due.
A Texas man who has described himself as a spokesman for the hacker-activist group Anonymous faces new charges over data stolen from the private intelligence firm Stratfor last Christmas.
It’s a new scam that could affect you or someone you know. Identity thieves have found a way to steal recipients’ monthly social security checks — even before they arrive in their accounts.
Investigators in North Texas are looking for a couple they say are taking elderly people’s credit cards by luring them away from their homes.
Residents in west Fort Worth notified the United States Postal Service Thursday of what appeared to be a phishing scam set up at a neighborhood mailbox.
The executive director of the United Educators Association says he is seeing a growing trend of teachers being impersonated online and students hacking into the Facebook and Twitter accounts of instructors.
After failing to pay rent, tax preparer Mary Calhoun was evicted and abandoned thousands of papers with sensitive information such as birthdates, social security numbers and bank information.
Online retailers Zappos.com and parent company Amazon.com are being sued in Kentucky by a Texas woman alleging she was harmed by the release of personal account information.
A federal jury in Dallas has convicted two men in a $20 million telecommunications scam in which homeless people were paid for use of their identities.
Geraldine Zillions carries has two social security cards. She uses one. A criminal uses one.
An American Eagle Airlines flight attendant bound for DFW is in a Florida Jail after police say he stole another man’s identity to land a job that took him around the world.
Several state agencies exposed the personal information of 3.5 million Texans last year, including Social Security Numbers, birth dates, and driver’s license numbers.