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More Ohio Consumers Vulnerable To Internet Fraud

12:00AM
September
5, 2006

In its recent “State of the Net” report, Consumer Reports says individuals now have a one-in-three chance of becoming a cyber-victim. While most consumers pay attention to computer firewalls and other protection of digital information, millions of Americans lose control of their personal information through so-called “data breaches” by business or government.

Insurance Companies Market Identity Theft Protection

12:00AM
May
30, 2006

Cases involving Ohio University and the Veterans Adminstration have increased worries about identity theft in recent weeks. Where there is worry, there is often a business opportunity. Insurance companies have gotten into the business of identity theft – selling policies designed to help customers set things right.

Charity: Volunteer embezzled $250,000

12:00AM
May
10, 2006

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio says its former treasuer embezzled up to a quarter of a million dollars from the organization. No criminal charges have been filed but the charity announced plans to prevent another theft.