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California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

May 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

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by Shoshana Walter, the Center for Investigative Reporting When a thief rang up $2,000 in charges at Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree and Gap on Rosa Franco’s credit card, she quickly surmised the reason – the state of California had mistakenly left her credit card and Social Security numbers exposed. Twice. The state Department of Developmental Services, […]

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Oakland Police Shut Down Bay Area Identity Theft Ring

May 16, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Oakland Police Shut Down Bay Area Identity Theft Ring

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Oakland police say they’ve shut down the biggest identity theft operation the department has come across. Last week, police arrested 40-year-old Hayward resident Mishel Caviness-Williams, finding 900 blank credit cards, card printers, stacks of blank checks, and the personal information of thousands of people in her one bedroom apartment. “We think we’re going to have […]

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