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96 MONTHS FOR PHONY INCOME TAX RETURNS

Owner of Kansas Tax Preparation Firm Sentenced to Prison for Eight Years for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Caused Tax Loss of More than $550,000 A former resident of Overland Park, Kansas, was ...
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ANNUAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY UPDATE

FTC Releases Annual Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual report summarizing its privacy and data security work in 2017. The Commission is the ...
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CONNECTED CAR CHALLENGES

Staff Perspective Recaps Workshop Examining Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected Cars A new paper by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection details the key ...
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63 MONTHS FOR USiNG STOLEN IDs

Illinois Man Sentenced to Prison for Using Stolen IDs of U.S. Air Force Members to File Fraudulent Tax Returns A Harvey, Illinois, man was sentenced to 63 months in prison for his role in a stolen ...
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VTECH VIOLATED CHILDREN'S PRIVACY LAW

Electronic Toy Maker VTech Settles FTC Allegations That it Violated Children’s Privacy Law and the FTC Act Settlement marks the agency’s first children’s privacy and security case ...
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FEAR OF IDENTITY THEFT INCREASES

Cybercrime Tops Americans' Crime Worries Crime Worries by RJ Reinhart Story Highlights • 67% of Americans worry about hackers stealing their personal information • 66% worry about ...
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INFO ON FRAUD ALERTS, CREDIT FREEZES AND LOCKS

FTC Offers Information on Fraud Alerts, Credit Freezes and Locks After the Equifax data breach, some people are considering placing a fraud alert, freeze, or lock on their credit file to help prevent ...
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48 MONTHS FOR USING PHONY IDs

Florida Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud A Lauderhill, Florida, resident was sentenced to 48 months in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, ...
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TAX REFUND FRAUDSTER CHARGED

Louisiana Resident Indicted in Stolen ID Refund Fraud Scheme A former resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, was charged with conspiring to defraud the United States and aiding and assisting in the ...
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WORKSHOP ON INFORMATIONAL INJURY

FTC Releases Agenda for Workshop on Informational Injury The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its December 12, 2017 workshop examining questions about the injuries consumers ...
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14 YEARS FOR CYBER CRIMES & BANK FRAUD

Russian Cyber-Criminal Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Role in Organized Cybercrime Ring Responsible for $50 Million in Online Identity Theft and $9 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy A Russian ...
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FTC'S EDUCATIONAL TECH WORKSHOP AGENDA

FTC Announces Final Agenda for Ed Tech Workshop The Federal Trade Commission announced the final agenda for the Ed Tech Workshop on December 1, co-hosted with the Department of Education and focused ...
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FCC'S FAKE COMMENTS

A.G. Schneiderman Releases Open Letter To FCC: Net Neutrality Public Comment Process Corrupted By "Massive Scheme" Schneiderman: Tens Of Thousands Of New Yorkers May Have Had Their ...
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SWITCH ON FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCHES

FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Worldwide Market for Fibre Channel Switches Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to ...
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UBER LIED ABOUT PROTECTING CUSTOMERS' DATA?

Uber Settles FTC Allegations that It Made Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims Company failed to monitor access to, and provide reasonable security for, consumer data Uber Technologies, Inc. has ...
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NATIONWIDE'S NATIONAL NONSENSE

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $5.5 Million Multi-State Settlement With Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Over 2012 Data Breach Breach Involving 32 States Exposed Personal Information Of 1.27 Million ...
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IRANIAN NATIONALS WREAKED COMPUTER HAVOC

Two Iranian Nationals Charged in Credit Card Fraud and Computer Hacking Conspiracy A superseding indictment was unsealed charging Arash Amiri Abedian, 31, and Danial Jeloudar, 27, with aggravated ...
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NICE THING FOR INTERNET OF THINGS WINNER?

FTC Announces Winner of its Internet of Things Home Device Security Contest Tool would help address security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software in IoT devices The Federal Trade Commission ...
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DATA SECURITY PRACTICES BLOG

Stick with Security: FTC to Provide Additional Insights on Reasonable Data Security Practices As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and ...
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PUERTO RICAN DOCUMENT BROKER?

Document Broker Sentenced to 27 Months for Role in Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens A document broker was sentenced in connection with his role in trafficking the identities of ...
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SKIMMERS FACE 30 YEARS

Four More Members of ATM Skimming Conspiracy Targeting Multiple New Jersey Bank Locations Plead Guilty Four members of a scheme that used secret card-reading devices and pinhole cameras on PNC and ...
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COPILOT ERROR ON DATA BREACH

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Healthcare Services Company That Illegally Deferred Notice Of Breach Of More Than 220,000 Patient Records Company Violated General Business Law That ...
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TARGET TAKES A $18.5 MILLION HIT

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $18.5 Million Multi-State Settlement With Target Corporation Over 2013 Data Breach Agreement With 47 States And D.C. Represents Largest Multistate Data Breach Settlement To ...
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STOLE PRISONERS' IDENTITIES

California Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Prisoner Identities and Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Caused Loss of More than $600,000 A San Francisco man was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison ...
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NIGERIAN CYBER FRAUDSTERS SENTENCED

Three Nigerians Sentenced in International Cyber Financial Fraud Scheme Three Nigerian nationals, who were extradited from South Africa to the Southern District of Mississippi in July 2015, were ...
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