This one's a real eyebrow-raiser: a local man discovered some very personal information inside a package he ordered from Walmart.com. Instead of being stuffed with packing peanuts, the box was stuffed with shredded bank statements and emails from about fifty people, including organizations like Doctors Without Borders and the NCAA.... more »
Sex offenders are manipulating their identities to slip through the cracks of law enforcement; a new study funded by the United States Justice Department shows about 16 percent of them are living secretly among us.
It's also a problem here in Colorado Springs. About 1,100 registered sex offenders are... more »
Colorado Springs Police have tracked an identity theft case of a 78-year-old woman to someone who had recently stayed with her as a guest.
The unidentified woman, who lives on Zane Place, called police to tell them suspicious and unauthorized charges had been made on her debit card, and... more »
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new federal law co-sponsored by a Rhode Island congressman includes a requirement that states run credit checks on older foster children to protect them from identity theft, something child welfare advocates say is a troubling trend. The law, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, directs... more »
DENVER (AP) - Foster children are often shuffled from home to home with their personal information passing through different hands over the years. Child advocates say that's a recipe for identity theft.
A Colorado law taking effect this summer seeks to address the problem by directing local courts that... more »
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has set up a toll-free hotline for victims of identity theft and fraud.
The CBI's statewide identity theft hotline connects to crime victim specialists. The hotline serves both English- and Spanish-speaking callers.
Crime victims should still file reports with local police or sheriff's... more »
Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern... more »
Up to 40 hospital patients in Colorado Springs are in a troubling situation. A former employee at Memorial Hospital accessed their medical records apparently for personal use. News First 5 talked with two patients who say they're angry because they say memorial hospital waited several months before telling them about... more »
A skinny bit wire and electrical tape, not much bigger than a stick of gum, is all that is needed to steal credit card information from gas pumps and retail stores.
Detective J.D. Bliss of the Colorado Springs Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit says his officers have been working... more »