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Identity Theft

NHSO: Scammer trying to take advantage of voter ID law

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a possible fraud tied to voter information and the state's voter identification law. Full story...
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Authorities: 4-decade fugitive from NC used dead boys' IDs

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Investigators in Iowa are crediting facial recognition technology with helping them capture an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973. Full story...
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Multi-state scammer pleads guilty to swindling people out of property

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videoA multi-state scammer admitted to his crimes Thursday. The District Attorney's office says 55-year-old Roger Glenn Kornegay admitted to being the man behind a real-estate scam in North Carolina. Full story...
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Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities

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video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft. Full story...
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More than 780,000 NC residents affected by Sony Playstation security breach

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Attorney General Roy Cooper urges consumers to place free security freeze, monitor credit reports. Full story...
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SATURDAY: Protect yourself from Identity Theft

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We want to help protect you from being a victim of Identity Theft. We're teaming up with Crescent State Bank and DTS Data Technology and are hosting a Spring Shred Day Saturday at the bank location at 1508 Military Cutoff Road from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Full story...
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Stolen student loan data recovered

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Electronic records stolen from student loan guarantor Educational Credit Management Corporation have been recovered. Full story...
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97,000 North Carolinians among student loan data theft victims

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The data, stored on a portable media device, included the names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security Numbers of 3.3 million student loan borrowers nationwide. Full story...
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New law is leaving identity thieves out in the cold

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videoLast year, nationally, more than 10 million of us were victims of identity theft. Now, North Carolina lawmakers are taking extra steps to keep consumers safe. A new law will allow consumers to block their credit lines free online. Full story...
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How to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft

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videoWith the luxury of comparing price and selection through the World Wide Web, your holiday shopping options are endless. But with online shopping, comes the potential for identity theft. Full story...
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Scam Jam held to combat identity theft

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identity theft is a growing problem -- especially among the elderly. An event Wednesday in New Hanover County aimed to educate those most vulnerable. Full story...
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The 12 Thefts of Christmas

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Of all the things you might want for Christmas this year, a clone is probably not on your list. But if statistics are true to form this holiday season, in the 12 days leading up to Christmas more than a quarter of a million Americans will lose something that Santa won’t be able to replace – their identity. Full story...
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ID thieves target children too

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videoWhen you think of identity theft you probably think of the elderly, or at least adults. Full story...
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Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a growing problem across the country. Saturday, people in our area did something to help keep it from happening to them. WWAY partnered with SunTrust bank and Shred-It North Carolina to sponsor a community shred-a-thon. Full story...
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Avoiding identity theft

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Handling personal finances online is often easier than doing it the old fashioned way. But with identity theft becoming more common, consumers need to be careful. Local experts on identity theft say the best way to deal with online theft online is to try and avoid it in the first place. Full story...
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