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BNP leader ‘paid for UKIP member list’

Daniel Foggo and Jon Ungoed-Thomas report: Nick Griffin is to be investigated by the privacy watchdog after the BNP leader was accused of paying for a database containing the names and addresses of thousands of members of a rival party. The database, which belonged to the UK Independence party and contained...

Online gamblers personal details sold for quick cash (update 2)

Nick Haslem of AustralianGambling.com.au reports: In an alleged shocking betrayal of player privacy by gambling companies that includes 888, William Hill and Full Tilt Poker, AustralianGambling.com.au has today obtained a sample of player details that has been sold and traded like a commodity. At the time of printing, they have all refused to clarify...

Feds: Bank workers helped theft ring steal $1.3 million

Nathan Gorenstein reports: A identity theft ring allegedly stole $1.3 million by persuading bank employees to provide customer information, federal officials said today. One man allegedly romanced a number of bank tellers, investigators said at a press conference. Five people were indicted on federal charges, officials said. The ring involved more than 20 people....

Hydro customer info used in scam

Chris Kitching reports: Police are investigating after a woman got a job at Manitoba Hydro using a stolen identity and used her position to access the personal information of more than 900 customers and take out fraudulent credit cards. The employee used customers’ names and other information to apply for 45 credit cards without...

CA: Pizza Delivery Man Arrested in ID Fraud Scam

KTLA reports: A Fountain Valley pizza delivery man is accused of stealing credit card information from his customers to buy products on-line which he would then sell on Ebay, according to Costa Mesa police. 23 year old Jason Le Tran has been charged with grand theft and identity theft. Detectives say Tran, a...