Content Tagged As identity_theft

2 years 2 months ago

Sex offenders slipping through the cracks

Sex offenders are manipulating their identities to slip through the cracks of law enforcement; a new study funded by the United States Justice Department shows about 16 percent of them are living secretly among us. It's also a problem here in Colorado Springs. About 1,100 registered sex offenders are...

3 years 2 weeks ago

New law protects foster kids from identity theft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new federal law co-sponsored by a Rhode Island congressman includes a requirement that states run credit checks on older foster children to protect them from identity theft, something child welfare advocates say is a troubling trend. The law, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, directs...

3 years 9 months ago

CBI sets up hotline for identity theft

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has set up a toll-free hotline for victims of identity theft and fraud. The CBI's statewide identity theft hotline connects to crime victim specialists. The hotline serves both English- and Spanish-speaking callers. Crime victims should still file reports with local police or sheriff's...

3 years 10 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

4 years 2 months ago

Cops warn of credit card "skimming" ring

A skinny bit wire and electrical tape, not much bigger than a stick of gum, is all that is needed to steal credit card information from gas pumps and retail stores. Detective J.D. Bliss of the Colorado Springs Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit says his officers have been working...

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