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Green Dot Makes Mobile Acquisition, Planning Mobile Wallet

Prepaid card provider Green Dot Corp. recently announced their acquisition of Loopt, a location-based mobile app, for $43.4 million. Green Dot said that purchasing Loopt, with several relevant patents, will provide the opportunity for them to become a leader in mobile wallets. Read More

 
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State Creates Program to Reduce Child ID Theft

In recent years child identity theft has been a growing problem, but Trans Union and the state of Utah have teamed up to create a program that flags applications for credit when a child’s Social Security number is used. Read More

 
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People with Public Social Media Profiles May Have Greater Chance of Identity Fraud

A recent study from Javelin Strategy & Research estimates that five percent of the adult population in the United States experienced identity fraud in 2011, but the incidence rate of identity fraud among Facebook users with public profiles was 50 percent higher. Read More

 
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2012 MRC Annual eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference

Published on March 1, 2012, by in Events.

The Fraud Practice will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2012 MRC Annual eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference starting on March 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference David Montague will be presenting a session on the “Fundamentals of Device Management.” Click here for more information about the 2012 MRC Annual Conference.

 
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FTC Reports Identity Theft Still Leading Consumer Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tallied over 1.8 million consumer complaints in 2011 of which 15 percent were about identity theft, making this the leading consumer complaint for the twelfth straight year. Read More

 
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