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SCDCA: how to protect yourself from card fraud

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs released a statement of warning to consumers about responsibilities when it comes to compromised debit and credit card numbers.Full story

Consumer advocates warn about smishing

Consumer advocates have a warning about an identity theft scheme. Full story

Goose Creek Police seek woman wanted for identity theft

The Goose Creek Police Department is searching for Teresa Dean Crawford. Full story

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For the past 13 years, the number one complaint to the FTC has been identity theft. Cyber security expert Jim Stickley says to protect yourself you should keep confidential information in a safe place, watch out for vacation rentals that request private information, and be careful of first-time jobs

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7-Eleven franchisees are charged with identity theft and money laundering, reports CNBC's Andrea Day. The 7-Eleven owners created a "modern-day plantation system" according to the U.S. Attorney.

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  Tax refund scams fueled by identity theft

The number of tax fraud cases due to identity theft has risen dramatically in recent years, but both local and federal authorities have spent the last few months targeting the thieves. NBC’s Victoria Rivers reports from Washington.

  What to do if you can’t afford to pay your taxes

According to the IRS, one in six taxpayers filing a tax return has a balance due, but the good news is there are ways to work with the IRS to avoid paying a penalty. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson explains the options available to you.

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Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Identity Theft" - Red Carpet
Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Identity Theft" - Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Identity Theft" at the Village Theatre on February 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief."

This undated publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy in a scene from, "Identity Thief."

Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"
Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

This undated publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jason Bateman, background, and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from, "Identity Thief."