Identity Theft

New York State Attorney General's Office

The state attorney general is warning residents of a new scam that uses a victim's personal information to file fraudulent claims for New York unemployment benefits.

Cheektowaga Police warn of postal identity theft scam

Feb 23, 2018

Cheektowaga Police are warning the public of a scam that has recently surfaced in Western New York.

When it comes to identity theft and fraud, New York has the dubious distinction of ranking as the ninth most vulnerable state in the nation.

AARP New York

Every two seconds, someone’s identity is snatched through fraud.

Phishing scam targets New Yorkers

Dec 10, 2016
New York State Police

State police are warning against an identity phishing scam.

WBFO File Photo

Across the nation, it’s tax season - time to take a look at W-2’s, bank statements, and all the other aspects of your financial life. It’s also a time when trustworthiness is especially important.

This is a world of paper shredders, guarded computer passwords, and monitored financial records. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Diane Tiveron talks about identity theft. 

Identity theft is an ever increasing problem.  But there are ways to protect against the intrusion that could hurt your livelihood.