REGIONS BANK 401K PARTICIPANTS AT RISK FOR ID THEFT – ERNST & YOUNG LOSES JUMP DRIVE

Current and former employees of Regions Bank are being mailed data loss notification letters concerning a recent data loss.  According to the data loss notification letters from Regions Bank and Ernst & Young, a jump drive containing Regions' 401K participants' personal identifying information was lost in the mail.  The jump drive was purportedly encrypted, but [...]

ALABAMA HOT SPOT FOR CONSUMER FRAUD & ID THEFT

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Alabama is a hot spot for consumer fraud and identity theft.  Identity theft seems to increase around tax time, according to the report and the Birmingham News.  Over three thousand Alabama consumers complained of being a victim of identity theft to the FTC in 2010.  As a result, Alabama ranks No. 15 for [...]