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#Identity theft

From TheJournal.ie Businessman falsely used names of U2 stars to steal six-figures sums from UK health board Mark Evill

Businessman falsely used names of U2 stars to steal six-figures sums from UK health board

Mark Evill’s company received almost £708,000 from the UK Health Board.

From TheJournal.ie Breach at US credit check company exposes 143 million people to identity theft Identity Theft

Breach at US credit check company exposes 143 million people to identity theft

The breach happened in July but executives only informed the public this week.

From TheJournal.ie New York cop charged with using dead man's credit card to buy a diamond ring Seriously Bad Form

New York cop charged with using dead man's credit card to buy a diamond ring

The prosecutor called it “disgraceful conduct.”

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama had his credit card declined in a New York cafe Awkward

Barack Obama had his credit card declined in a New York cafe

Need a lend of a fiver, Barack? No. Of course you don’t.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them Online Security

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

From TheJournal.ie Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US Cyber Crime

Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US

If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.

From TheJournal.ie FBI: US man stole Microsoft co-founder's identity Identity Theft

FBI: US man stole Microsoft co-founder's identity

The soldier, who had been absent without leave from the army, managed to change the address on an account held by billionaire Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity Read Me

Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity

Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…