identity theft http://nhpr.org en Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It http://nhpr.org/post/why-identity-theft-rise-and-what-do-about-it <p>In recent years, U.S. retailers, including Target and Neiman-Marcus, have been hit by huge data breaches – with hackers gaining access to the personal information of millions of consumers, raising the possibility of fraud and identity theft. The IRS, too, has proven vulnerable, with thieves filing false tax returns, resulting in billions of dollars in potentially fraudulent refunds. In New Hampshire recently, more than 200 medical professionals, mostly doctors, had their social security numbers stolen and used to file false federal tax returns. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50575 at http://nhpr.org Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It TD Bank Warns N.H. Customers Of Security Breach http://nhpr.org/post/td-bank-warns-nh-customers-security-breach <p></p><p>The State Attorney General’s office <a href="http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/security-breaches/documents/td-bank-20121012.pdf" target="_blank">announced </a>today that more than 43,000 TD Bank customers in New Hampshire are at risk of identity theft. The bank can’t locate two tapes containing sensitive data shipped between locations back in March.</p><p>TD Bank is offering new accounts free of charge and a year of credit monitoring to affected customers.</p><p>In total, the bank is notifying more than 250,000 customers on the east coast about the breach.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:46:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 14820 at http://nhpr.org Identity Theft A Growing Concern For Businesses http://nhpr.org/post/identity-theft-growing-concern-businesses You've heard of identity theft — someone using a person's credit information or a Social Security number for ill-gotten gains. Well, experts say similar crimes are also affecting businesses.<p>Business identity theft involves posing as a legitimate business in order to get access to credit lines or steal customers. Experts believe that the practice has become more prevalent in the past two years.<p>Scott Burnett's family has owned and operated AAA Termite &amp; Pest Control in Memphis, Tenn., for four decades. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:31:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 2196 at http://nhpr.org Identity Theft A Growing Concern For Businesses Stealing their future... http://nhpr.org/post/stealing-their-future <p>As if foster kids don't have enough to deal with, now, they're increasingly the target of identity thieves.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:36:06 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1278 at http://nhpr.org Stealing their future...