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Phone scam hits Colorado State University, targets international students - Rocky Mountain Collegian
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:00

Phone scam hits Colorado State University, targets international students
Rocky Mountain Collegian
The scam entails a person impersonating a government official telling the caller that he or she is in risk of either be arrested or being deported at which point they will tell the person to purchase a prepaid gift or phone card and then relate the ...
 
Thieves smash into Southwest Houston store in attempt to steal ATM - Chron.com
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:15

Chron.com

Thieves smash into Southwest Houston store in attempt to steal ATM
Chron.com
An employee surveys the damage at the Sunny Food Mart located at 9802 Hillcroft Ave. HPD reports nothing stolen. Overnight thieves managed to smash a large hole in the side of a convenience store in Southwest Houston in the hopes of stealing an ATM on ...
 
Local tax preparer admits to identity theft - WAVY-TV
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Local tax preparer admits to identity theft
WAVY-TV
Warren said Kelley misused the identity information of about 20 clients, forging their names to apply for credit from H&R Block Bank. “Then, using debit cards issued with the approved credit lines, Kelley made thousands of dollars in purchases and ATM ...
 
Cops: This Pollyannaish Bank Robber Tried To Saw Through An ATM - Gothamist
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:46

Cops: This Pollyannaish Bank Robber Tried To Saw Through An ATM
Gothamist
Investigators say a man "entered the Berkshire Bank at 0008 hours and attempted to break into an ATM machine [sic!] by using a saw. He did not remove any money from the location." So apparently ATMs are saw-proof? They've really thought of everything...
 
Chicago man pleads in credit card 'cloning' case in Ottawa County - Grand Haven Tribune
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:37

Grand Haven Tribune

Chicago man pleads in credit card 'cloning' case in Ottawa County
Grand Haven Tribune
“It is a fairly sophisticated credit card cloning case,” Bennett said. “Somewhere they have an embossing machine and a magnetic loading device that loads information on the loading strip.” Bennett said the thieves use their machines to create fake...
 
Criminal Card Games - New York Times
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

Criminal Card Games
New York Times
I ask this question in the wake of the recent Home Depot breach, in which the “bad guys” — presumably cybercriminals in Russia — apparently penetrated the company's point of sale terminals and came away with an untold number of credit and debit card ...
 
Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft - Network World
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:23

Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft
Network World
A printed circuit in the chip-and-pin card along with the ATM-like pin makes the card more secure than just a stripe because, theoretically, for one thing, only the user knows the second-step pin. So it should be very difficult to steal from the card ...
 

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