ID Theft

Department of Consumer Protection Lists its Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2014

March 3, 2015
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The Department of Consumer Protection today issued the agency’s annual “Top Ten” list of consumer complaints for the past year as part of Consumer Protection Week. According to a review of more than 5,500 written consumer complaints received in 2014, telecommunications-related complaints led the pack for the first time. “Avoiding problems in today’s marketplace...

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AG Jepsen Opens Inquiry into Lenovo, Superfish Privacy and Security Concerns

March 2, 2015
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Asks both companies to provide information about pre-installed software Attorney General George Jepsen has sent letters to executives at the computer technology company Lenovo Group Ltd. and the software company Superfish seeking information about software pre-installed on Lenovo personal computers and sold to consumers that could potentially expose them to hackers. The Superfish software...

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

February 27, 2015
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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise. by Charles Ornstein   (David Sleight/ProPublica) This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government’s health watchdogs have delivered a...

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Two Million Americans Were Victims of Medical Identity Theft in 2014

February 25, 2015
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By LowCards.com More than two million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2014, according to new information from the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. The Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft found the number of consumers affected by medical identity theft has doubled in the last five years. In 2014, there were...

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