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Identity Theft

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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Man targets daughter in identity theft case

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videoIdentity theft is spreading across the country and can happen any time, anywhere and to anyone. One Wilmington woman was a victim of this growing problem. Full story...
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25 immigrants charged with identity theft

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A federal prosecutor says current and former employees at the huge Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse in Bladen County face identity theft charges as well as immigration violations after raids last week. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of e-card virus

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videoNorth Carolina's attorney general is warning computer users not to fall victim to e-mail greeting card scams. They can lead to identity theft and possibly disable your computer. It looks like a legitimate e-mail in your inbox -- an e-mail greeting card. But watch out. Full story...
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Grand jury to decide 'Black Widow' fate

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The infamous black widow may soon be charged with a crime that lives up to her name. Brunswick County authorities say a grand jury is being convened in Oklahoma City to decide whether to indict Sandra Bridewell on murder charges. Full story...
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Columbus County fighting identity theft

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It's a growing problem across the country affecting thousands each year: identity theft. Identity theft can easily happen to you, but one county wants to make sure it doesn't happen to senior citizens. Full story...
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