With another tax season descending on us, you might want to secure your W-2 or 1099 a little tighter. Over the past 12 months, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami has uncovered more than a dozen rackets involved in stealing tax refund checks using stolen identities of social security applicants, eld ... More >>
Hey, *pssst*, I've got a plot of beachfront property in beautiful Hialeah to sell you for just $10k. Yeah, I'm just gonna need your social and bank account info, and its as good as yours. Yes, to no ones surprise 247WallSt.com has ranked our sunny state of Florida number one in the shady arena ... More >>
Miami-Dade County Public Schools have a
security problem -- and we're not talking bad locks on the local
elementary school's front door.Student information has fallen
repeatedly into thieving hands, and the latest lapse comes from an
especially embarrassing accused perp: Tizrah Ingram-Johnson, da ... More >>
A federal judge in Boston is set to sentence Miami's own superhacker, Albert Gonzalez, tomorrow for leading what prosecutors call the largest identity theft ring ever busted.
Gonzalez, who pleaded guilty in September to 19 counts, faces 15 to 25 years for stealing millions of credit card numb ... More >>
Richard Anastasi, who served as a Miami Beach Police officer until last December, kidnapped a Russian national last week, tortured him with threats of violence and tried to extort $100,000 from his family, federal prosecutors say.
via Miami Beach Police Department
Richard Anastasi, a former M ... More >>
Photo via Don Hankins' FlickrThe iDate 2010 conference descended on Miami Beach last month with trade professionals talking shop about the business of running dating sites. One of the topics that intrigued Silicon Beach was protection against scammers. How do you know if the person behind that pr ... More >>
A Miami computer hacker who went by the screen name of "soupnazi" was indicted today in what the feds call the largest identity theft case in history.Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old from the Magic City, and two unnamed sidekicks from Russia hacked into the networks of major retail chains includin ... More >>
via CarbonNYC's flickrWhen I'm not writing Riptide, I live a life of crime.* Sorry, I wasn't here a couple of days last week, but I had an art heist to pull off at the Louvre. Anyway, earlier this month, I was hanging out at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as I tend to do, and saw a hard drive and swiped ... More >>