CFPB DIRECTOR RICHARD CORDRAY TO SPEAK IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – PAYDAY LENDING

The hearing will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 12:00 P.M. CST (UPDATED LOCATION:  at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex).  Alabama is a state with one of the highest number of payday lenders per capita in the country.  The CFPB is the first federal agency with the authority to oversee payday lenders of all [...]

Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue Customers Victims of Identity Theft

Three convicted of identity theft lost their appeals in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Annette Sandoval, April Hicks and Sean Vanderhack were convicted for selling stolen goods as a part of a low tech identity theft scheme.  According to court papers, the three targeted customers of high end stores, such as Neiman [...]

SOUTH LOUISIANA IDENTITY THEFT

Mistie Young, of Eunice, Louisiana, was arrested and charged with six counts of identity theft.  According to the police, Young purportedly forged the identity theft victims' names when she made credit card purchases.  police first became aware of the theft when a Eunice, Louisiana resident complained of a stolen debit card. Investigators easily tracked down [...]

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Linkedin to identity theftToronto Sun Toronto hi-tech thieves are sifting through business networking websites like Linkedin to find rich CEOs and businessmen to prey on by stealing their personal data and creating false identities to rack up cash and credit, police say. ... Identity Theft Costs Clarendon Hills Woman $5800 Patch.com By Joe O'Donnell Identity [...]

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING A VICTIM OF ID THEFT

A Jacksonville, Florida victim of identity theft spent the night in jail after she was mistakenly arrested for shoplifting from Wal-Mart.  The charges against Terria Myrick were dropped after law enforcement reviewed the store’s videotape.  Despite the videotape evidence, three Wal-Mart employees identified Myrick as the culprit.  As a result, a judge signed an arrest [...]

LOOKING FOR A JOB? BETTER LOOK AT YOUR CREDIT REPORT FIRST!

Are you looking for a job?  When is the last time you requested your free credit report?  Why you ask?  More employers are looking at applicants’ credit reports when making hiring decisions.  Recently, the number of delinquencies being reported to Equifax, Experian and Trans Union has increased.  No doubt, the number of derogatory accounts (i.e., [...]

TOP IDENTITY THEFT STORIES IN THE NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

  Identity theft among family members affects millions Reuters “The realities of familial identity theft are far worse than anything you see in a soap opera. It is the ultimate in family betrayal.” Identity theft expert Linda Foley, who runs the consultancy ID Theft Info Source says the sad truth is family members ...   [...]

P DIDDY LATEST CELEBRITY VICTIM OF IDENTITY THIEVES

Rapper, P Diddy, is a victim of identity theft.  P Diddy’s personal identifying information, including his American Express card number, social security number and internet passwords and information from his cell phone were posted on the Internet.  His cell phone information included the telephone numbers for his celebrity friends. Courtesy of Reuters P Diddy has begun [...]

BIRMINGHAM SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINSTRATION ID THEFT INCIDENT

A former Birmingham, Alabama Social Security Administration employee has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison for identity theft.  The employee, Ame-Cherie Denise Thompson, 34, of Birmingham, Alabama used someone else’s Social Security number to get a car loan for a friend.  After Thompson gets out of prison, she will also have to serve 5 [...]