Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

ICBA: Community banks reissue millions of cards after data breach

WASHINGTON — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) reports the nation’s community banks have already reissued more than four million credit and debit cards at a total reissuance cost of more than $40 million following recent data breaches at major retailers (numbers are based on a sampling of community banks). Due to their quick […] [...]

BBB warns of scammers targeting Entergy customers

BRANDON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Mississippi is warning of a utility scam targeting Entergy customers in the state of Louisiana. John O’Hara, CEO of BBB in Mississippi, says these types of scams “are like the weather, they start out in one area and spread out.” These scams will also move from utility […] [...]

TROTTER: Has your identity been stolen?

by Ike Trotter Published: June 21,2013

Tags: finance, identity theft, Ike Trotter

According to data compiled by Norton, cybercrime hits over 74 million Americans annually. You know you have been victimized when you get that courtesy call or email from a bank or credit card issuer – but is there a way you can tell prior to that moment?1 There are, however, certain warning signs to cybercrime. […] [...]

Restaurant warns customers of possible fraud

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: computer, hack, hacker, hacking, hardware, hospitality, identity theft, restaurant, steal, stealing, technology, theft, thief

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud. Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files might have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than […] [...]

University’s servers hacked; no data was lost

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University was a victim of a cyber-attack to its servers, but no data was lost, the university said. Sid Salter, MSU director of university relations, said in a statement: “Mississippi State University was the target of a cyber-attack on one of the university’s servers, but a preliminary investigation indicates that no […] [...]

Another electricity cooperative suspends e-checks due to scams

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2012

Tags: cooperative, e-check, electricity, electronic payment, energy, identity theft, power, scam, scheme, utility

HATTIESBURG — The Dixie Electric Power Association is not accepting e-check payments due to a recent scam, claiming that the federal government is paying utility bills. The Hattiesburg American reports the scam included an invalid routing number, prompting the association’s management to shut down the e-check payment option until further notice. Aaron Zumwalt, administration and […] [...]

Debit card scam widens; now includes three banks

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A debit card scam that began late last month has widened, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. Presley sent a release last week warning of a series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth and Renasant Bank, asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards. Yesterday, Presley announced the […] [...]

FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

by Associated Press Published: February 17,2012

Tags: federal government, grants, homes, houses, identity theft, law enforcement, residences, residents, scam, scheme, telemarketing, theft, thieves

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two […] [...]

Resort officials say security breach reports inaccurate

PHILADELPHIA — Officials with Pearl River Resort has issued a statement on reports regarding a potential breach in security of the processing system for credit and debit cards at the Pearl River Resort. Officials say reports have not been wholly accurate. Guests’ personal financial information is secure and protected, and no ATMs were affected during […] [...]

More details released on stolen UMMC laptop

by MBJ Staff Published: December 22,2011

Tags: computers, health, healthcare, hospitals, identity theft, medicine, thefts

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health has released more details about a stolen laptop computer containing sensitive, personal information about a health study’s participants as well as some UMMC patients. UMMC and MSDH are informing nearly 1,500 participants in research studies of a breach of their […] [...]

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