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GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

During a recent Porter County detectives meeting I attended, representatives from local law enforcement agencies shared anecdotes regarding scams they had investigated. With the recent proliferation of debit card and credit card data breaches, nearly everyone has a story to tell of how they …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

PORTAGE | A Calumet City man who ran from Portage police was apprehended after trying to fight off a K-9 officer.

February 06, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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Data breach affected Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

Data breach affected Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

MERRILLVILLE | Hackers swiped credit card information from restaurants at 14 White Lodging hotels, including the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

February 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Portage police seek assistance to identify theft suspects

Portage police seek assistance to identify theft suspects

Portage police are looking for help in identifying the two people in these surveillance photos.

January 16, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Gary woman charged with theft after she uses stolen debit card to purchase computer

HOBART | A 26-year-old former Auntie Anne's employee took a customer's dropped debit card and used it to purchase a notebook computer, police said.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Taxpayers may get hit with 'convenience fee' under new pay-to-pay law

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 30, 2013 12:45 pm Related

Kouts' "cloud" makes it easier to pay bills

KOUTS | "We're finally in the 21st century," Kouts Council President Tim Jones said Monday after the council approved installation of an electronic invoice cloud for handling its billing services.

April 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Hobart police seek ID of woman on video linked to thefts

Hobart police seek ID of woman on video linked to thefts

HOBART | A woman suspected of stealing a wallet from a Target shopper early last week may have returned to the scene of her first crime to steal again, police said.

August 20, 2012 6:33 pm
Hobart police seek tips on suspect in debit card theft

Hobart police seek tips on suspect in debit card theft

HOBART | Police are seeking help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing a debit card and using it to make fraudulent purchases.

August 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Valparaiso pair face charges in Hobart credit card fraud

HOBART | A Valparaiso couple stole a woman's credit card and used it to charge purchases at a Hobart business, police said.

June 28, 2012 10:30 pm

Portage ambulance fees can be paid with credit or debit cards

PORTAGE | When Chris Stidham took office as the city's clerk-treasurer this year, the number one request by residents was to be able to pay an ambulance fee with a credit or debit card.

April 29, 2012 7:30 pm
Digital-age pickpockets: Police report ID theft, bank account fraud on rise in NWI

Digital-age pickpockets: Police report ID theft, bank account fraud on rise in NWI

During the Christmas season and ever since, an increasing number of residents have reported their personal and financial information has been compromised. "There's definitely been a rise in fraud cases involving debit cards and identity theft," said Sgt. Larry LaFlower, public information of…

January 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Unintended consequences put consumers at risk

Congress passed financial overhaul legislation last year that brought much needed reforms to America's financial system. The new law provides more financial safeguards, although consumers are learning that an unintended consequence of the reforms will be harmful to their pocketbooks.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
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