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- When You Aren't Really You. Barry, Gina M. // BusinessWest;Jan2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p14
Reports on the rising consumer complaints against identity theft in the U.S. Details on how thieves acquire personal information; Guidelines on guarding mails from theft; Importance of an Identification Theft Affidavit.
- N.Y. AG Lists Top 10 Consumer Frauds. Finkle, Victoria // American Banker;3/8/2012, Vol. 177 Issue 37, p5
The article notes the top 10 consumer fraud complaints in 2011 from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's annual list include internet scams, vehicle purchases, and landlord problems.
- Don't get crammed. Gutloff, Karen // Black Enterprise;Jan1999, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p108
Discloses that a practice called `cramming' is the most popular complaint on the consumer fraud hotline of Washington, D.C.-based National Consumer's League. Definition of `cramming'.
- How to get results challenging false charges on your credit card. Berger, Susan // Money;Apr95, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p50
Advises credit card customers on disputing unauthorized charges on their bills. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Dillard Department Stores; Calling the card issuer immediately; Putting one's complaint in writing; Reporting the card issuer.
- Gone phishing-- the rise of identity theft scams. Sardoni, Ken // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;11/3/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 19, p16
Discusses the growth in identity theft and the Internet approaches thieves use to perpetrate these crimes. Cases of identity theft identified by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from complaints they received in 2002; Information on the technique called phishing used by Internet thieves;...
- Water--waving or drowning? // Utility Week;7/28/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p13
This article reports on news coverage made by newspapers on water companies in Great Britain with regards to fraud investigations, customer complaints and leakage. According to the Saturday's Daily Telegraph, hosepipe bans were one of the factors behind a weak economic performance for the...
- Fraud and Identity Theft: 1.8 Million Complaints, More Than $1.5 Billion Stolen. // Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Apr2012, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p12
The article reports on the 19-percent increase in the crime on fraud in the U.S. in 2011 compared to 2010. It talks about an annual report released by the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) that reveals that identity theft has been the top consumer complaint for 12 years. Also presented are two...
- Identity Theft Cost Pegged at $5^8 Million. // Mortgage Servicing News;Dec2005/Jan2006, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p16
The article reports that $548 million were lost to identity theft and consumer fraud in the U.S. in 2004. This was told by attorney David Hadlock to attendees at the regulatory compliance panel at the 18th Annual New England Mortgage Banking Conference. According to Hadlock, the Federal Trade...
- Scamwatch launches. // Travel Daily;7/13/2015, p7
The article reports launch of Australian Consumer and Competition Commission's (ACCC) Scamwatch website, and refers to monetary loss due to scams, complaints made for scam, and steps to be taken to identify potential scam.