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“She Stole My Life!”: A Shocking Case of Identity Theft
Most methods of identity theft are either low tech or high tech, but what if your thief is adept at both? Helen Anderson was about to find out.
10 True Crime Books That Will Keep You Up at Night
10 Summer Travel Scams You Need to Take Seriously
7 Sneaky Ways Burglars Can Break into Your House
11 of the Most Expensive Things That Have Ever Been Stolen
10 Hiding Spots Burglars Always Look First
17 of the Most Bizarre Things Thieves Have Ever Stolen
Apparently cash, jewelry, and gadgets aren't the only valuables.
Here Are 50 of the Dumbest Laws in Every State
Your home state could have the nation's stupidest law. By the way: You're probably breaking some of these...
12 Tricks Con Artists Use to Win Your Trust
Getting conned could be as simple as a stranger knowing your name. Be careful.
9 Dumb Criminals Who Left Major Crime-Scene Evidence Behind
These criminals might still be plying their trade if only they'd picked up after themselves at the crime...
10 Secrets Security Guards Won’t Tell You
Security guards share the rules about this surprisingly demanding job.
13 Sneaky Signs Your House Is Being Watched
Gone are the days of burglars randomly bursting in with ski masks. Today's criminals will watch and wait...
11 Ways to Be Your Own Bodyguard That Could Save Your Life
A crash course in self-defense to thwart muggers, kidnappers, and other thugs.
9 Tricks to Outsmart Criminals You Should Memorize Now
Authorities do a lot to prevent crime, but are you doing your part, too? Be one step ahead of the bad...
The Next Mass Shooters: Who They Are, and How We Will Stop Them
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters, from the FBI unit devoted to identifying them and...
21 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You
Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of convicted...
15 Stupid Ways People Have Tried to Cheat the Carpool Lane (and Failed Miserably)
Don't have a second passenger for the HOV lane? These drivers got creative... and paid for it.
It’s Illegal to Swear in Public in This One U.S. State—Seriously
Beat Any Speeding Ticket with These Magic Words
You can't always win. But according to real-life cops and serial ticket dodgers, these few simple words...
26 Secrets an Identity Thief Definitely Doesn’t Want You to Know
Watch out: These former identity thieves confess the tricks they use to scam you right under your nose.
5 Sneaky “Deals” That Are Secretly Money Scams—and How to Avoid Them
A lot of people are after your cash, and you, quite understand_ably, would like to hold on to as much...
8 Scary Signs You’re an Easy Target to a Predator
These everyday tasks could be putting you in danger, and you don't even realize it.
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This Unlucky Social Security Number Has Been Stolen More Than 40,000 Times
Poor Hilda Schrader Whitcher—her SSN was "issued by Woolworth" for years.
19 Serious Court Cases With Hilarious Names
'Terrible v. Terrible.' 'Schmuck v. United States.' Sometimes, nobody wins.
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
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5 Times You Should Never, Ever Give Out Your Social Security Number
Giving out personal information like your Social Security Number makes you vulnerable to security breaches—but...