identity theft

Alleged scammers in Florida are accused of stealing the identity of victims who died in the Surfside Champlain Towers South condo collapse to buy items from high-end retailers like Medusa, Versace and Louboutin, as well as goods from Target.

Bank of America restored the money stolen from the account of the nation's oldest veteran Richard Overton.

Over that course of time, 14 Central Florida women were arrested and over a dozen people fell victim to identity theft. "The plastic surgery was tummy tucks, breast implants, breast reductions, the Brazilian whatever — whatever you could get with plastic surgery, that's what they were getting done," said Orlando Police Detective Todd Herb in a statement.

Every two seconds someone has their identity stolen. The holiday shopping season is in full swing and the scammers, crooks and identity thieves are on the prowl. Financial guru Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim of fraud and how to keep […]