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I-Team: Beware of Scammers Out To Steal Your Tax Refund

‘Tis the season to file taxes and for criminals to come up with new ways to steal your hard-earned money.

CBS 11–03/11/2013

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Bounce House Trash Leaves Personal Customer Info Floating

One man’s trash could be an identity thief’s treasure. That’s why Kenneth Bledsoe of South Arlington says he was so upset when he found old party invitations and receipts all over his front yard Monday morning.

03/04/2013

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IRS Continues To Battle Tax Identity Theft Problem

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/12/2013

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Texas Man Linked To Anonymous Faces More Charges

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.

12/07/2012

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CBS 11 Investigates: New Social Security Scam Hitting Retirees

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.

11/30/2012

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Police: Pair Of Identity Thieves Targeting North Texas Elderly

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.

KRLD–08/23/2012

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Local Mailbox Target Of Thieves ‘Phishing” Scam

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.

CBS 11–07/13/2012

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Online Teacher ID Theft Becoming More Common

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.

05/07/2012

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Azle Tax Preparer Abandons Client Socials, Birth Dates

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.

02/06/2012

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Texas Woman Sues Zappos, Amazon Over Customer Data Breach

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.

01/18/2012

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2 Convicted In Dallas Of Homeless Identity Scam

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.

12/23/2011

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ID Theft Victim Shocked By Find In Apartment Dumpster

Geraldine Zillions carries has two social security cards. She uses one. A criminal uses one.

11/16/2011

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