McD’s EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF SKIMMING CUSTOMERS’ CREDIT CARD NUMBERS

Law enforcement is investigating a Monticello, Minnesota McDonald's employee who is accused of skimming credit card numbers  from customers.  A young McDonald's employee is accused of using a skimmer to steal the credit card numbers of drive thru customers.  The young employee allegedly collected the credit card numbers so that identity thieves could use the credit card numbers for fraudulent [...]

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND ERRORS ON YOUR CREDIT REPORT?

What should you do when you find errors on your credit report? When you find an error on your credit report, you should dispute the incorrect information!  Why?  Inaccurate or incomplete information can lower your credit score and keep you from getting credit, a job or insurance.  Under federal law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), [...]

ATM SKIMMING ARREST MADE IN CALIFORNIA

A San Diego has been accused of "skimming" personal identifying information (PII) from bank customers' ATM cards.  According to authorities, a skimmer was placed on a bank door and allowed an identity thief to take thousands of ATM users' personal identifying numbers (PINs).  The alleged identity thief, Daniel Axinte, was charged with over 40 counts [...]

ARREST MADE IN ID THEFT CASE – TROY, ALABAMA

According to Stacy Graning at the Troy Messenger, Ramona Watson, the former executive director of the Child Advocacy Center was arrested this past week on two felony counts of identity theft.  Watson was being held in the Pike County Jail on $5,000 bond.  Watson resigned from the Advocacy Center on May 13. Court documents demonstrate [...]

TRINITY HOSPITAL PATIENT DATA STOLEN BY EMPLOYEE

The Birmingham News is reporting Chelsea Catherine Stewart was charged with stealing more than 4,500 patients' medical records from Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.  The matter is currently under investigation and while authorities have not disclosed her motive for stealing the patients' personal identifying information (PII).  However, the identity thief's notes indicated that she planned to run [...]

CLASS ACTIONS FILED AGAINST SONY FOR PLAYSTATION DATA BREACH

Sony Playstation 's recent data breach has resulted in several class actions.  At least 25 class action lawsuits have been filed against Sony.  The class action lawsuits have been filed in various U.S. federal courts all over the US.  The class action complaints allege Sony negligently guarded its customers' PII.  The class action lawsuits also [...]

RESTAURANT SETTLES DATA BREACH LAWSUIT

Recently, the The Briar Group agreed to settle a data breach lawsuit by filed by Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley.  The data breach occurred in April 2009.  The Briar Group manages various restaurants, including Ed Devine’s, the Green Briar and The Lenox. In the settlement agreement, The Briar Group agreed to pay $ 110,000 to resolve the Attorney General's allegations [...]

EPSILON BREACH INCLUDES VALUE CITY FURNITURE CREDIT CARDS

Recently, Epsilon experienced a data breach.  The hackers accessed thousands of subscribers personal identifying information.  One customer of Epsilon's services, Value City Furniture, has begun to notify its customers of the data breach.  Here is the breach notification email from Value City Furniture's credit card administrator, World Financial Network National Bank: From: WFNNB - Value City [...]

SONY PLAY STATION DATA BREACH

Sony thinks an "unauthorized person" now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained users. credit card numbers.  The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers personal identify information, including name, date of birth, address, e-mail address.  The hackers also have access to users PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, [...]

CONSUMER WINS AT TRIAL AGAINST ARROW FINANCIAL

Debtor defense lawyer, Micah Adkins, won at trial today against Arrow Financial.  The plaintiff, Arrow Financial, LLC,  accused the unnamed defendant of breach of contract for failure to make payments on a GE Money credit card. The unnamed defendant was a victim of identity theft and never opened the account or authorized anyone to open the [...]