Day: March 2, 2020

Number of identity theft reports in the US jump 45% hitting over 650,000

Millions of people in the United States fall victim to identity fraud, identity theft, and other types of deception each year, both knowingly and unknowingly.

Although recent years have witnessed an increasing awareness about the protection of personal data, the statistics show identity theft crimes in the US are on the rise.

According to new data the number of identity theft complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission in the United States jumped over 650,000 in 2019.

Identity Theft Complaints Jumped 45% in a Year

In 2019, the FTC Consumer Sentinel Network received over 3.2 million reports. More than 50% of them or 1.7 million were fraud complaints. Identity theft reports ranked as the second-largest type of crime with 650,572 complaints, or 20% of all received reports last year.

Credit card frauds topped the list of US identity theft reports in 2019. The statistics show US citizens fell victim to

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Government coronavirus ‘battle plan’ urges over 60’s to avoid crowds

The British government are drawing up a “battle plan” to help prevent the spread of coronavirus across the country.

This week a cross Whitehall “war room” of scientists and medical experts will be meeting at COBRA the governments emergency committee to work out tactics to tackle coronavirus.

The current action plan is based on the flu pandemic outbreak, however later this week the government will publish their “updated action plan.”

The prime minister will chair the Cobra meeting on Monday, and said, “Coronavirus may very well be a challenge in the weeks and months ahead.

“But I have no doubt that with the help of the NHS and its incomparable staff this country will get through it and beat it.”

People aged over 60 are being advised to avoid crowded areas and public transport to prevent infection.

Health secretary Matt Hancock is considering “all options” as the outbreak is a

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Fashion Festival into liquidation

Creditors have opted to liquidate Perth Fashion Festival today, just days after festival director Tony Sage failed to sell down his Perth Glory soccer club stake; while the administrators had been unable to recover a debt owed to the company by industry body the Fashion Council WA.… Read More

Wichita Biz Journal editor Roy discloses ALS diagnosis

Bill Roy

Bill Roy, the editor of the Wichita Business Journal, disclosed to his readers that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Roy writes, “Which is ironic, since I was not a great baseball player.

“I do, however, consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth, to steal Gehrig’s words, because of the love and support shared with me since I was diagnosed in October.

Read more here.

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