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CBI offers ID theft prevention tips on heels of data theft

With the latest news of hackers allegedly stealing a record 1.2 billion user names and passwords from websites around the globe, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Identity Theft and Fraud Unit encourages Colorado residents to take steps to protect their identities. While the CBI has not received any reports of Colorado residents impacted by this… Continue Reading CBI offers ID theft prevention tips on heels of data theft

Getting bills in the mail is never fun. But getting a collection notice you know isn’t yours is downright scary. I visited my parents’ house a few weeks ago and my mom pointed to an open envelope sitting on the counter addressed to me. “That’s a bad letter,” she said. Mail for me doesn’t usually… Continue Reading It’s not me: How it feels to have your identity abused

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has launched an investigation into missing patient information. The information included demographic and medical information for patients who visited the hospital during August and September. No full medical records were reported missing, and all the information came from the ultrasound department. The hospital system has also notified the Colorado Springs Police… Continue Reading Penrose investigates missing patient files

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Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Colorado Springs Police have arrested three local people accused of running a small identity theft ring. Fox 21 News is reporting that police arrested 24-year-old Corey Barnett Skinner, 32-year-old Mark Nielsen, and 22-year-old Amanda Stillwell. All three are accused of stealing and using credit card information from at least 48 people. They’re also accused of charging… Continue Reading Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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