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Phone scam targets grandparents

The phone rings. When the elderly woman answers, a panicked caller on the other end claims to be a grandchild or another relative in urgent need of help. There's been an accident, or an arrest, or a hospital visit. They...

By Josh White  | December 17, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Cons & Scams, Financial Crimes, Identity Theft, Josh White  
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Five charged in Hopkins ID theft

Federal authorities announced fraud and identity theft charges Thursday against five Maryland defendants for allegedly stealing patient records at Johns Hopkins Hospital to open credit card accounts. A Sept. 15 indictment was unsealed following the arrest of the last of...

By Washington Post editors  | September 30, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Identity Theft, Maryland, Spencer S. Hsu  
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Personal data stolen in Pr. William

The personal information of 669 Prince William County residents with intellectual disabilities was stored on a government-issued Blackberry which was stolen from a county employee's car last month, but so far there has not been any indication that anyone's credit or medical records have been used, county officials said Friday.

By Tom Jackman  | July 16, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Identity Theft, Pr. William, Tom Jackman  
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Fairfax housing employee stole client's identity, police say

A woman who worked for Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development has been arrested for allegedly using a client's information to rent an apartment in Centreville, Fairfax police said Tuesday.

By Tom Jackman  | June 1, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Financial Crimes, Identity Theft, Tom Jackman  
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