identity theft

8 Indicted After Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefits Scam Busted

Eight individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges relating to identity theft, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2012


BBB Names Top 10 Scams of 2011

The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan has divided scams into nine major categories and picked the top scam in each, plus our Scam of the Year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012

Luis Colon Jr. is wanted by the FBI. (Credit: FBI)

FBI Looking For Suspect With Ties To Michigan

A man with ties to Michigan is wanted by the FBI for his alleged participation in a credit card fraud scheme.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011


BBB Hosts Free Document Shredding, Computer Recycling

Residents and small businesses are encouraged to take an important step in identity protection by attending BBB’s Secure Your ID Day community shred and computer recycling event on Saturday, October 22 at the BBB Office parking lot in Southfield.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2011


BBB Advises College Students To Secure Their Identity

Because college students are so susceptible to identity theft, the Better Business Bureau recommends that they take several simple steps to help protect themselves on campus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011


BBB Advises Students: Secure Your Identity

College students often feel they have enough to juggle when it comes to school, work and their social life. Protecting their identities and credit ratings often doesn’t make the list of their priorities. Because college […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2011

Credit Cards

Police: Waitress Stole Credit Info From 57 Customers

Authorities say a Detroit-area waitress created dozens of credit cards with information stolen from restaurant customers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2011


BBB: Careful When Using Wi-Fi Networks That Aren’t Your Own

The Better Business Bureau of Detroit and Eastern Michigan and the Federal Trade Commission urges consumers to think ahead before surfing the Web on a Wi-Fi hotspot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2011


After Latest Breach, BBB Reminds: Be Careful With Personal Data

Over the weekend, Citigroup, Inc., Walgreens, TiVo, Inc., Capital One Financial, Best Buy, Chase Bank and other large U.S. companies became victims of data breaches after a computer hacker hacked into the client customer files of online marketer Epsilon. Information obtained by the hacker included customer names and e-mails but did not include any financial or other sensitive information.


The Eastern Michigan University library. (Photo from

More EMU Students May Have Had IDs Stolen In Data Breach

Eastern Michigan University Thursday offered more information on the possible identity theft committed against students believed to have been committed by two former student employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2011