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Records For 277,000 Ex-Patients Found In Dallas ParkA North Texas hospital is notifying hundreds of thousands of former patients that their medical records may have been left in a Dallas park instead of being properly destroyed, hospital officials said this week.
IRS Continues To Battle Tax Identity Theft ProblemThe 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.
CBS 11 Investigates: New Social Security Scam Hitting RetireesIt'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.
Azle Tax Preparer Abandons Client Socials, Birth DatesAfter 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.
Texas Has Spent $1.8M On Personal Data BreachThe state comptroller's office says it has spent $1.8 million dealing with fallout from the public exposure of personal information, including Social Security numbers, of millions of Texans.
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