With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
The Ohio Highway Patrol says it has investigated 248 cases of identity fraud so far this year, compared to 114 incidents by this time in 2009. The cases involve fraudulent identification discovered by troopers during traffic stops and at driver license exam stations.
Ohioans who have their credit cards stolen will soon be getting a little more protection against identity theft.
State senators Wednesday approved a bill that aims to crackdown on metal thieves.
There is good news on the car theft front in Ohio,at least it’s good news for car owners.
A security breach at Hartford Life Insurance in Connecticut involves more than 9,000 Ohioans. Hartford says it’s already contacted the 9,200 Ohioans who are affected by the security breach and offerred them the free identity theft protection.
This summer the state provided hundreds of thousands of Ohioans with free identity theft protection after a computer backup tape containing their personal information was stolen. Some of the information on the tape included businesses’ information. But businesses are not covered.
Credit theives used a surprising source to gain victims’ information: the Franklin County Municipal Court’s website.
Ohio state government officials have reported another data theft. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says a laptop has been stolen from an employee’s home.
A cyber sleuth will help Ohio grapple with the recent theft of computer data.
The state is warning its 64,000 employees that they could be at risk for identity theft, after a computer storage device containing their names and social security numbers was stolen from a state intern’s car. Click on the icon to hear the story.