Stories tagged: identity theft
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will try to take your money or steal your identity. This grim statistic comes from First Orion, …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Police are asking for help to identify a woman who is suspected of identify theft and fraud.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
The former president of the Washington State Bar Association has been charged with stealing from two Spokane law firms where she previously worked.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
A former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle faces a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on charges that he victimized “particularly vulnerable” illegal or undocumented immigrants by stealing their identities, according …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle acknowledged in court Thursday that he stole the identities of people facing immigration proceedings and used them to …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A Winlock woman was sentenced to a year in prison after authorities say she stole nearly $44,000 from the estate of a woman who had recently died.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Here’s a fun question to pose to the family dinner table: Have you ever heard of Alteryx? Whether you have or not, chances are good that it’s heard of you. …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
A Nigerian man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the bilking of over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
The staff at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is working to determine the scope of what could be the potential release of records for 1,915 veterans, who could now become victims …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
More employees are likely to see a timely new offering when they choose their benefits in a month or so – identity-theft protection.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Since news of the breach, LifeLock has seen six times its usual web traffic and the company is enrolling 10 times as many new customers every hour than before the …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight …
Sun., June 4, 2017
Learn how to avoid having your computer infected with malware, how to detect it and what to do if malware does make its way onto your computer.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Fraud cases are now being assigned at the precinct level, rather than to a dedicated fraud unit of detectives, in the Spokane Police Department, a gradual shift that began five …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
There is great debate about whether Initiative 1501 on Washington’s Nov. 8 ballot actually protects seniors or is just another spat in the ongoing fight between a caregivers union and …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
A North Idaho man who assumed another person’s identity and moved to Tensed, Idaho to evade his sentence on a 2000 Colorado conviction for sexual assault of a child has …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax preparers to protect against the theft of their clients’ data.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt set Reuteler’s unusually high bond amount last week. On Tuesday, however, the Sheriff’s Office
Tue., April 5, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the Obama administration after a laptop and portable hard drives – likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions – …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Hackers have posted a database online that allegedly contains the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of this scale.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
A man was arrested for identity theft in Liberty Lake Monday largely thanks to a hotel cleaning crew.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
The IRS says the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 – more than double the agency’s previous estimate.
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Freeze your credit reports before you get burned. That’s the message from security experts, consumer advocates and some state Attorneys General. They say more people should …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Dana Divine was overjoyed last October when Spokane police caught the woman who broke into her car and stole her purse. She thought the arrest meant she and her husband …
Thu., July 9, 2015, 2:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and snatched other sensitive information in a recent breach of U.S. government computer systems, the Obama administration …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Marv and Penny Wasser were careful with their money. They saved for their retirement and had only one credit card, which they paid off in full every month. But that …
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on 21 counts of theft-related activity during an investigation into vehicle prowling in north Spokane.
Sat., Oct. 11, 2014
A Spokane man availed himself of new technology in June allowing cellphone owners to recycle their old devices for cash at NorthTown Mall. The problem? The phone wasn’t his to …
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014
Con artists aren’t just targeting the stereotypical old lady at home. It happened just last week to the wife of one of the nation’s experts on online safety – a …