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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Treasury official, Natalie Edwards, aka May Edwards, charged with leaking financial documents to BuzzFeed during Russian probe

A Treasury Department official was arrested and charged with disclosing to a reporter information about sensitive financial transactions related to the Russia investigation, the latest move in the Justice Department’s More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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San Diego woman, Susan Werth indicted for running Construction loan Ponzi Scheme

A San Diego woman has been arrested on federal fraud and identity theft charges that allege she ran a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme in which she solicited funds from investors by falsely claiming their money More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Iowa: Investment advisor Darrell Smith sentenced for stealing $2.4 million from clients

A North Iowa former investment adviser who stole over $2.4 million from his clients was sentenced on October 5, 2018, to 175 months in federal prison. Darrell Smith, age 62, from Forest City, Iowa, received the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Four sentenced for Florida gas station skimmer fraud: Meylan Gomez, Yosan Sosa, Lazaro Diaz, Naudi Fernandez

Four Florida residents were sentenced today to a combined 297 months incarceration for their involvement with a gas station skimming fraud scheme, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Meylan Montalvo Gomez, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Jackson Cosko threatened to leak ‘Senators children’s health information and socials’ after breaking into Senator Hassan’s office

Jackson Cosko, the Democratic staffer accused of “doxxing” Republican senators during the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, was caught after he snuck into a Senate Democrat’s office earlier this week and tried More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Democrat operative Jackson Cosko arrested for ‘doxxing’ GOP Senators

U.S. Capitol Police arrested Jackson Cosko, the man they believe revealed the personal information of Republican senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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Facebook hack exposed data to 50 million users

A Friday morning press release revealed the worse nightmare for the billions of Facebook users: a new hack compromised the unspecified data of 50 million users. “On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Florida: Pinellas man Jason Kendall pleads guilty in $3 million robbery scheme, identity theft

Jason Peter Kendall (36, Seminole) has pleaded guilty to one count each of bank fraud, securities counterfeiting, aggravated identity theft, and attempted bank robbery. Kendall faces a maximum penalty of 30 years More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Boston: Antonio Niati arrested, charged in bank fraud scheme ‘ to impersonate bank customers’

A Lynn man was arrested today and charged in connection with a scheme to impersonate bank customers and fraudulently withdraw money from their bank accounts. Antonio Niati, 28, was indicted on one count of conspiracy More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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FEMA warns of frauds, scams after Hurricane Florence

When natural disasters occur, it is common for people to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers or as relatives trying to help survivors complete their applications. Survivors should More...

By Guest Author On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Will Credit Freeze Become Really Free?

In spite of the advanced products and services that aim to protect people’s identities online, identity theft has been affecting more and more consumers over the recent years. In the light of data breaches that More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Tips on Keeping Sensitive Data Safe in 2018

Ensuring your data is kept safe is one of the most important business practices you will implement. This applies to you whether you’re an individual or business as anyone who has access to the internet can be More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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McDonald’s Drive Thru Clerk, Jean-Paul Jay Hascoat, Nabbed for Committing Identity Theft on the Job

A thirty year old Wisconsin man was arrested and charged with four felony counts of identity theft and four misdemeanor counts of theft by credit card. On June 11th,  Jean-Paul Jay Hascoat was apprehended by police More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Cold Case ends as Charley Hollin after running from the law after 1999 abduction, molestation of Indiana child

A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 1999 abduction and sexual assault of a southern Indiana girl, after which authorities say he assumed the identity of a car crash victim and lived for years More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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The Shocking Future of Online Credit Card Payments

Most people think that credit cards are a recently developed payment solution.  However, the use of ‘credit’ for retail purchases has been in use for nearly 200 years.  Sure, in the early day’s merchants More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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What Do I Do If I Am Facing Criminal Charges?

Of course, you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy, and for some Australian citizens, being arrested moves from being a fear to a reality. Criminal law covers a wide range of offences, and despite taking the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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How companies can learn from the #DeleteFacebook movement

 The scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is the most recent in a troubling trend of information security mishaps in which data belonging to millions of users is hacked, leaked or leveraged irresponsibly. But More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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How to Wipe Mac hard drive to free up space

Your Mac may be running slow these days. It takes what seems like an eternity to start, you have to delete something just to be able to download a file sent to you by a co-worker and every time you try to watch More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Shocking Equifax breach could impact over 140 million consumers

About 143 million U.S. customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed. Equifax said cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Human trafficking ring: Quinton Brown, Gerald Lavell Turner, Mia McNeil charged with sex trafficking, pimping, identity theft

Three people have been charged with pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated in California, Nevada and Texas, authorities said Thursday. The teens, between 15 and 17, were lured into More...


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