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  • The government is investigating the illegal sale of personal information belonging to as many as 200 million Americans.
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identity theft, hacking, computers, national/world
  • Target store checkout
  • 7 On Your Side got a call from a Pleasanton woman who couldn't get use her debit card due to the Target data breach.
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target, identity theft, credit cards, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Marjorie Blaskower of Berkeley
  • 7 On Your Side helps a woman who was told by Comcast she couldn?t sign up for cable service.
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comcast, identity theft, berkeley, oakland, consumer news
  • Marjorie Blaskower of Berkeley
  • 7 On Your Side helps a woman who was told by Comcast she couldn't sign up for cable service.
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comcast, identity theft, berkeley, oakland, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Personal information found on pads of scratch paper at a Menlo Park post office
  • Only On 7: The USPS is investigating after pads of scratch paper with personal information were found at a Menlo Park post office.
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menlo park, USPS, identity theft, peninsula news, vic lee
  • Personal information found on pads of scratch paper at a Menlo Park post office
  • Only On 7: The USPS is investigating after pads of scratch paper with personal information were found at a Menlo Park post office.
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menlo park, USPS, identity theft, news
  • Consumer groups are worried about fraud as California starts hiring for the Affordable Care Act.
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health care, fraud, identity theft, laws, news
  • Consumer groups are worried about fraud as California starts hiring for the Affordable Care Act.
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health care, fraud, identity theft, laws, politics, nannette miranda
  • Small skimming device found at gas station
  • A small skimming device was found at an East Bay gas station that was small enough for customers not to notice.
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identity theft, credit cards, news
  • Police are warning residents to be careful after a sophisticated identity theft system was found at a Citibank in Union City.
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union city, identity theft, banks, east bay news
  • Info stolen at Mercedes dealership in Walnut Creek
  • At the Mercedes dealership in Walnut Creek someone broke in and stole the files of roughly 2,000 to 3,000 customers.
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identity theft, walnut creek, news
  • Info stolen at Mercedes dealership in Walnut Creek
  • At the Mercedes dealership in Walnut Creek someone broke in and stole the files of roughly 2,000 to 3,000 customers.
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walnut creek, identity theft, east bay news, lilian kim
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Monday, Finney talked about paying Muni citations, throwing away old holiday cards, and finding scholarships.
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muni, holiday, identity theft, consumer news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Monday, Finney talked about paying Muni citations, throwing away old holiday cards, and finding school scholarships.
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muni, holiday, identity theft, 7 on your side
  • Police arrested a 65-year-old man Thursday in connection with the molestation of four children in Morgan Hill.
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crime, identity theft, morgan hill, local news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • Finney talked about low cost calls while abroad, price drop alerts, and creating identity theft reports.
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shopping, cellphone, travel, identity theft, consumer news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Wednesday, Finney talked about low cost calls while abroad, price drop alerts, and creating identity theft reports.
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shopping, cellphone, travel, identity theft, 7 on your side
  • mailboxes
  • A Bay Area postal worker is facing charges that he stole thousands of pieces of mail to obtain credit cards.
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crime, USPS, identity theft, credit cards, news
  • More than 900 people who were taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by an identity theft ring.
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crime, identity theft, berkeley, east bay news
  • A Santa Cruz couple has two shiny new Apple computers. The problem is, they used someone else's credit card to buy them.
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santa cruz, identity theft, crime, south bay news
  • Fewer people were victims of identity theft last year than in 2010, but each person lost substantially more money, according to a new report by the California Public Interest Research Group.
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california watch, crime, fraud, identity theft, california news
  • An alarming trend in identity theft is becoming more and more prevalent -- adults are stealing the identities of children.
  • An alarming trend in identity theft is becoming more and more prevalent -- adults are stealing the identities of children.
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children, identity theft, crime, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • An alarming trend in identity theft is becoming more and more prevalent -- adults are stealing the identities of children.
  • An alarming trend in identity theft is becoming more prevalent -- adults are stealing the identities of kids.
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children, identity theft, crime, consumer news
  • Twitter will begin offering its users a "do not track" option in order to better protect their privacy.
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twitter, internet, identity theft, business
  • The Monterey County Sheriff's Office is warning local residents to keep an eye on their mail after a recent countywide spike in mail thefts.
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crime, identity theft, monterey county, california news
  • Companies now must divulge security breach details
  • A new state law requires companies to tell you more about security breaches when your information is stolen.
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hacking, identity theft, consumer news
  • Companies now must divulge security breach details
  • A new California law requires companies to tell you more information about security breaches when your information is stolen.
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identity theft, hacking, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the creation of the state's eCrime Unit.
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crime, internet, identity theft, kamala harris, san jose, california news, karina rusk
  • Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference as counterfeit jewelry is shown in foreground in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the creation of the state's eCrime Unit.
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crime, internet, identity theft, kamala harris, san jose, news
  • Lucky store
  • The South Bay's Blue Star Moms said supermarket scammers have stolen at least $3,000 from their account.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, crime, south bay news
  • Lucky store
  • A Lucky supermarket in San Leandro is the 24th Northern California store victimized by a credit card-skimming operation.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, crime, news
  • Lucky store
  • A Lucky supermarket in San Leandro is the 24th Northern California store victimized by a credit card-skimming operation.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, crime, local news
  • Lucky store
  • The Secret Service is leading the investigation into the skimming devices found on the self-checkout stations in 23 Lucky supermarkets.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, crime, local news, jonathan bloom
  • David Haak
  • An Oregon man is accused of ID theft after trying to get through security at SFO dressed as a pilot.
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san francisco international airport, identity theft, peninsula news
  • Lucky store
  • Lucky supermarkets is now urging some its grocery store customers to consider closing their bank accounts.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, local news
  • The Secret Service is leading the investigation into the skimming devices found at 23 Lucky supermarkets.
  • The Secret Service is leading the investigation into the skimming devices found at 23 Lucky supermarkets.
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identity theft, alameda, el cerrito, fremont, milpitas, mountain view, pinole, redwood city, santa clara, crime, news
  • A SoCal man was convicted of identity theft after authorities discovered he had obtained more than 300,000 personal profiles.
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california watch, identity theft, california news
  • Some insurance applicants may be entitled to free identity theft protection if they applied for WellPoint-Anthem Blue Cross.
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health insurance, identity theft, anthem blue cross, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • You wouldn't think of leaving your computer open to viruses and hackers, but your smartphone probably doesn't have the same protections.
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smartphones, computers, identity theft, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Security breach could put you at risk for identity theft
  • What to do if you receive one of those letters from a company saying your personal information was stolen.
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identity theft, consumer news
  • Security breach could put you at risk for identity theft
  • What to do if you receive one of those letters from a company saying your personal information was stolen.
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identity theft, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • The anti-identity theft company LifeLock will send checks to nearly 1 million of its customers after a recent settlement.
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identity theft, 7 on your side
  • Firesheep
  • The newest twist in identity theft may be happening as you sit in a coffee shop with your laptop, connected to a WiFi network.
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internet, identity theft, facebook, twitter, campbell, news
  • Firesheep
  • The newest twist in identity theft may be happening as you sit in a coffee shop with your laptop, connected to a WiFi network.
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internet, identity theft, facebook, twitter, campbell, technology, david louie
  • Man keeps getting womans personal info in emails
  • Many people worry about hackers getting their personal information, but what if you are the one receiving someone else's information?
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identity theft, antioch, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • Man keeps getting womans personal info in emails
  • Many people worry about hackers getting their personal information, but what if you are the one receiving someone else's information?
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identity theft, antioch, consumer news
  • He put his Social Security number on TV and billboardsand dared thieves to steal his identity and they did -- repeatedly.
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identity theft, 7 on your side
  • Thousands of Puerto Rican birth certificates have been stolen and used in criminal activities, and soon the government will invalidate them.
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crime, identity theft, national/world, lyanne melendez
  • One form of ID theft you do not hear a lot about is medical identity theft.
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identity theft, national/world
  • Two men have been charged in a scheme to steal people's credit card number at 7-11 gas station pumps.
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martinez, identity theft, east bay news