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The Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax has reported a massive data hack that struck the company earlier this year. According to Equifax officials, criminals accessed files between May and July and stole an incredible amount of data on an estimated 143 million Americans, half of the U.S. population. This information included Social Security numbers, addresses, and…

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The cast of the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” is filled with members who have one thing in common, mug shots. This season’s cast member, Karen “KK” King is no exception. During this week’s episode, Scrapp Deleon, King’s son, finds out he has to serve five years in prison on marijuana trafficking charges. On Monday night, while attending a party in Atlanta’s…

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The death of Bobbi Kristina Brown has once again taken a bizarre turn. One of the nurses charged with her treatment at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, is going down. Police arrested Taiwo Sobamowo at an address in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also had addresses on file in Georgia, where she stole the identification and state-issued…

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Lil Kim releases a new diss track, aimed at the usual source of her frustration, rapstress Nicki Minaj. Just in case Minaj didn’t get the message on the Queen Bee’s recent “***Flawless” remix, the new mom carved out more time in between nursing baby Royal Reign to hit up the studio for round two. On the…

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The world of social media has consumed us all, it seems. Now word is coming out of Atlanta of a fraud ring that used Facebook to steal thousands. Police report that the fraud ring stole at least $175,000 from Atlanta resident Terance Fowler’s Charles Schwab investment account. The group was very sophisticated in its operation. According…

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Identity theft is reportedly the fastest-growing crime in the U.S. In short, it’s a fradulent act where someone’s personal data is wrongfully used by a perpetrator for economic gain. The victim’s Social Security number, bank account number, and credit card number could be obtained by a thief and used for his or her benefit. In…

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Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Paris Hilton are just a few of the Hollywood celebrities who have been victimized by identity thieves Kyah Green, 41, and her son, Luis Flores, 19. On June 26, 2013, federal investigators raided their home in Lake Mary, Fla., following a report from American Express of “suspicious activity.”…

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As millions of pieces of information make their way through Internet portals and gateways at break-neck speed, there are a lot of unscrupulous individuals and organizations waiting to seize on the opportunity to steal whatever bits of identity and credit information that they can. Everyone’s heard about folks all the way up to the White…

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