Why California Continues To Put Millions At Risk Of ID Theft: The EDD RespondsOne of the nation’s largest state agencies says it is finally removing Social Security numbers from a document mailed every two weeks to millions of Californians—years after it told CBS13 and lawmakers it had already removed the numbers.
Equifax: Names, Addresses, Driver's Licenses Were All Stolen In BreachAccording to the release, 99 million Americans had their addresses stolen. 20.3 million people had their phone numbers hacked and 17.6 million drivers had their license information taken.
California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security NumbersTwo and a half years ago, after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes.
Americans Collecting Disability And Unemployment At Risk Of Identity TheftState agencies across the country are putting millions at risk for identity theft, while Congress has largely ignored a bill that could put an end to the practice.
EDD Plans to Stop Printing Full SSNs On Mailers Following CBS13 ReportsThey said it couldn’t be done. But three months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch reported that the state’s unemployment agency was putting millions at risk for identity theft, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) has had a change of heart.
California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Mailing Social Security NumbersLawmakers from both sides of the aisle are demanding the Employment Development Department make changes immediately following a KPIX 5 report that revealed the state is printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed – putting millions at risk for identity theft.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftMost people know that their social security number is the key to their identity. Security experts advise that you protect it at all costs. However, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Sacramento State Employees Just Being Notified About August Security BreachNews of the August breach is just trickling out. It took the university about a month to figure out the scope of the breach and are only this week reaching out to affected employees.
Call Kurtis: Utility Bill Came With Sensitive Information ShowingProtecting your social security number is key to preventing identity theft. When a Turlock woman saw her social security number clearly displayed on her utility bill, she didn't know what to do, so she called Kurtis Ming.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Is Social Security Death Index a 'Recipe' for Identity Theft?A Rancho Cordova woman says the social security numbers of her dead relatives are being posted online and is worried it's making things easy for crooks to steal their identities.
Call Kurtis Investigates: The State Mistakenly Took Money Out Of My Savings The state of California took money straight out of a Grass Valley grandmother's bank account. After the state admitted a criminal really owes the money, CBS13 investigated how this could happen.