identity fraud http://michiganradio.org en Michigan State Police launch ID theft awareness campaign http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-police-launch-id-theft-awareness-campaign <p>OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan State Police is starting an identity theft awareness campaign.<br /><br />Beginning this month, the community service troopers of the Michigan State Police Metro Post in Oak Park will be available to give identity theft awareness seminars. The troopers are available to talk at town hall meetings, block club meetings, civic and service organization meetings, business luncheons, home owner association meetings and other get-togethers.<br /> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15881 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State Police launch ID theft awareness campaign Online identity theft scam poses as Obama, lands in metro Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/online-identity-theft-scam-poses-obama-lands-metro-detroit <p>If you get an email from President Obama, saying he wants to pay your electric bill, it&#39;s best to delete it.</p><p>A countrywide email and text message scam in which the sender offers to pay the recipient&#39;s utility bills through a new federal program in exchange for sensitive identity information has hit metro Detroit.</p><p>And some are taking the bait, reports <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120711/METRO03/207110429/1361/Warren-officials--Water-bill-payout-a-scam">The Detroit News&#39; <font>Charles E. Ramirez:</font></a></p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:04:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8244 at http://michiganradio.org Online identity theft scam poses as Obama, lands in metro Detroit Eastern Michigan University suffers security breach of personal information http://michiganradio.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-suffers-security-breach-personal-information <p>Officials at Eastern Michigan University are investigating two former student employees who allegedly stole personal information when they worked for the University. At least 45 EMU students could now be vulnerable to identity theft.</p><p>Walter Kraft is EMU&rsquo;s Vice President of Communications and said the university discovered the breach during another investigation. He says the university is working with federal authorities to investigate the breach:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re obviously pursuing it aggressively. Our department of public safety has notified federal authorities that are joining us in the investigation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Students whose information was compromised have been contacted. EMU officials have not said if the stolen information was used.</p><p>Though the investigation is ongoing, Kraft encourages those with questions to visit the University&#39;s <a href="http://www.emich.edu/securitybreach-march-2011/index.php">website</a> for more information.</p><p>-Bridget Bodnar, <em>Michigan Radio News</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:10:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1620 at http://michiganradio.org Eastern Michigan University suffers security breach of personal information