Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

Study participants alerted to stolen UMMC laptop

JACKSON — Officials are warning about 1,500 participants in health studies that a laptop containing some personal information was stolen. The computer, assigned to a University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty member, was stolen Oct. 31 from a Jackson clinic after it was left unsecured. Records of one study, with 1,400 patients, include age, sex, […] [...]

Jury indicts 12 in alleged fake ID scheme

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2011

Tags: courts, federal government, identity theft, illegal immigrants, illegal workers, indictments

HATTIESBURG — A federal grand jury has issued a second indictment for 12 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards for illegal immigrants. Court records detailed a sophisticated operation in which names and pictures were allegedly sent by cell phones and then used for […] [...]

Hood warns of return of phishing scam

by Wally Northway Published: June 14,2010

Tags: identity theft, law enforcement, phishing, scam

JACKSON — A common scam has resurfaced in Northeast Mississippi, warns Attorney General Jim Hood. Consumers in that area have called the Attorney General’s Office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission about suspicious phone calls they have received recently. In the calls, consumers are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen or are […] [...]

FBI investigating iPad security breach

by Associated Press Published: June 11,2010

Tags: cyber crime, identity theft, law enforcement

NEW YORK — The FBI said yesterday that it is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the Apple iPad, including government officials. The agency said it is looking into “the potential cyber threat” from the breach. AT&T Inc. said it has no comment. The […] [...]

Security breach exposes iPad users

by Associated Press Published: June 10,2010

Tags: cybercrime, identity theft, telecommunications

SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T Inc. yesterday acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 users of Apple Inc.’s iPad, a breach that could make those people vulnerable to precision-targeted hacking attacks. The vulnerability only affected iPad users who signed up for AT&T’s “3G” wireless Internet service. It involved […] [...]

LifeLock to pay $12M to settle claims

by Associated Press Published: March 10,2010

Tags: advertising practices, attorneys general, FTC, identity theft

NEW YORK — LifeLock Inc., an identity theft protection company that backed its guarantees by putting its CEO’s social security number on the side of its trucks will pay $12 million to settle claims it misrepresented its services, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The State of Mississippi is involved in the settlement. LifeLock will […] [...]

First Facebook scam reported

by Wally Northway Published: July 7,2009

Tags: identity theft, scam, social networking

JACKSON — Con-artists appear to be moving toward social networking sites to catch their prey, Attorney General Jim Hood is warning. At least one Mississippian has fallen victim. The scam is very similar to a scam commonly known as the Nigerian scam. In fact, Facebook refers to it as the “Nigerian 419,” or “419″ for […] [...]

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