Social Security

Coronavirus economy
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Kristen Johanson
April 06, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Stimulus checks are expected to be deposited right into Americans’ bank accounts this week, but authorities warn the public to watch out for scammers who may try to virtually pickpocket your information. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
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AP News
February 05, 2020 - 10:20 am
The "great American comeback" President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union speech drew on falsehoods about U.S. energy supremacy, health care and the economy as well as distortions about his predecessor's record. Read more here.
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Movita Johnson-Harrell
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Kristen Johanson
January 23, 2020 - 10:42 am
Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell has pleaded guilty to theft and perjury charges in a negotiated plea deal that gives her three months in jail and eight-and-a-half months under house arrest. Read more here.
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Capital One
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges she not only broke into the company's computer system, but also stole computing power for her...
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Capital One
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:19 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle. Paige Thompson, a former Amazon software...
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Capital One said a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One credit card applications earlier this month. The compromised data included some Social Security numbers.
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July 29, 2019 - 9:52 pm
By Rob McLean, CNN Business (CNN) - - In one of the biggest-ever data breaches, a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customers' accounts and credit card applications earlier this year. The compromised data includes 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social...
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Equifax
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Molly Daly
July 22, 2019 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has secured a $600 million settlement with Equifax , the credit reporting agency whose massive 2017 data breach exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Shapiro, who led an investigation that included 49...
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SSI Benefits
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Cherri Gregg
April 20, 2019 - 8:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Changes to the process for applying for Social Security disability benefits went into effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Applicants now have a new step in an already long process. "This is a very harmful act," said Congressman Dwight Evans. "This is just a...
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Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
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Flashpoint
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who went viral on social media for her lavish prom send-off pleaded guilty this week. Feds accused her of taking tens of thousands of dollars in disability benefits, but her lawyer says there's more to the story. Saudia Shuler, aka "Saud...
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If you got a call recently from someone claiming to be from the Social Security office informing you that they're changing your numbers, you're not alone.
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Mark Abrams
November 28, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you got a call recently from someone claiming to be from the Social Security office informing you that they're changing your numbers, you're not alone. The Social Security Administration's regional office in Philadelphia confirms it's received complaints about...
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