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2013-09-27 12:22:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to news sources, federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in coordination with US Fish and Wildlife and Department of Justice, executed search warrants on Thursday for the offices of Lumber Liquidators in connection with an investigation into possible violations of the Lacey Act. The Lacey Act is a century old law amended in 2008 to ban the trade of illegal...

2013-09-24 23:27:19

AlarmSystemReport.com, a leading provider of safety and security information, has created a list of tips for business owners to prevent the likelihood of employee theft from occurring. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Theft by employees is an all-too-common problem for many business owners throughout the country. In particular, small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the threat of theft, and numerous research studies have shown that the less likely an employee feels it...

2013-09-24 16:20:56

Law Enforcement, Auto Insurers and Community Leaders Honor Achievements at 28th Anniversary Breakfast LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) celebrated its 28th anniversary today with a breakfast and awards ceremony at Comerica Park. Andrew Arena, executive director of the Detroit Crime Commission, delivered the event's keynote address before an audience of more than 200 individuals comprised of law enforcement personnel, government officials and...

2013-09-18 12:31:02

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the company's first medical fraud lawsuit in the state, Allstate Insurance Company received a judgment of more than $7 million, following a Racketeering Influenced in Corrupt Organizations (RICO) investigation nearly 10 years in the making. The victory sets the stage for the company to vigorously fight this type of fraud so it can continue offering competitive products in the state. (Logo:...

2013-09-17 23:20:53

With identity theft on the rise people are becoming victims of this specific type of crime. The home alarm and security professionals at AlarmSystemReport.com have created a list of tips to help consumers recognize the possibility that identity theft is happening to them. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Identity theft is a very serious problem throughout the world particularly with the rise of technology making it easier for thieves and hackers to access private and financial...

2013-09-16 23:23:03

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million Chicago-area healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July that held private patient information including Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Scambook, the...

2013-09-16 23:21:46

A Washington InventHelp® client has invented the ID Theft Prevention Device, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 "I’ve had my identity stolen before, and it was a very difficult, uncomfortable experience," said an inventor from Burien, Wash. "In order to prevent this from happening, I conceived of my design." The ID Theft Prevention Device enables a user to access his or her bank account and use credit...

2013-09-16 16:21:59

Relating to: Southern California Public Power Authority Gas Project Revenue Bonds (Project No. 1), Series 2007A (Fixed Rate) and Series 2007B (LIBOR Index Rate) GLENDORA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Public Power Authority ("SCPPA") announced today that it has received the requisite consents for its previously announced consent solicitation with respect to its Gas Project Revenue Bonds (Project No. 1), Series 2007A and Series 2007B (the "Bonds"). The...

2013-09-15 23:03:48

Agency’s skilled digital forensics specialists work to find evidence of insurance fraud Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2013 McCann Investigations, a company devoted to private investigations and digital security, recently announced that it now provides insurance fraud investigations services to clients in the Dallas area. The fraud investigation services provided by McCann come through a team of experienced and skilled computer forensics analysts. All of the Dallas-based investigators...

2013-09-12 08:30:43

Ponemon report concludes consumers unaware of life-threatening dangers; Medical Identity Fraud Alliance launched to mobilize healthcare industry and empower consumers TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical identity theft is a national healthcare issue with life-threatening and hefty financial consequences. According to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute, medical identity theft and "family fraud" are on the rise; with...