In recent years, the FBI has seen an increase in the number of companies and institutions reporting the theft of Personally Identifiable Information or PII. This theft takes many forms—from e-mail phishing attacks, to Point-of-Sale theft, to the more advanced hacking of vulnerabilities in servers where the information is hosted. The theft of the information… Read More


Romance Scams Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts They met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered. “He was interested in me. He was… Read More


Stevie McDonald,42, of Winter Haven was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for bank fraud related to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. As part of his sentence, the Court ordered him to pay restitution to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in the amount of $74,868. According to court records, on November 10, 2007,… Read More