If the curtain hasn't already been lifted for you, let me raise it with gusto: Most people who play in any punk band are, and always have been, pretty big nerds. But for every group of 1,000 Jello Biafras, there is at least 1 Henry Rollins in the bunch. A group who takes intoxication, poor hygiene a ... More >>
LifeLock launched its new persona as a publicly traded company on Wednesday -- then watched as its initial stock price fell by several percent. LifeLock, the Tempe-based anti-identity-theft company founded in 2005 by Robert Maynard Jr. and Todd Davis, had expected to sell shares at $9 apiece, but t ... More >>
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Does setting a fraud alert on your credit file every three months hurt your credit score? Critics of a Tempe-based identity-theft "protection" company, LifeLock, claimed in lawsuits that it does -- a fact that we noted in this month's feature story about the truth-challenged firm. But a blog po ... More >>
LifeLock has finally responded to our feature article this week about the Tempe-based company, and the revelation that its CEO, Todd Davis, has had his identity stolen at least 13 times. We offered Davis and LifeLock the chance to come clean about Davis' problems with identity theft before we publi ... More >>
Image: Martha StrachanLifeLock, the ethics-bending, Tempe-based firm covered in two 2007 New Times feature articles, has been permanently banned from performing what used to be its most basic service.Under a lawsuit settlement with Experian, a major credit bureau, LifeLock can no longer place a ... More >>
A Mesa phone soliciting firm has fleeced untold numbers of elderly victims since 2000 by promising identity theft protection, says the state Attorney General's office. A lawsuit filed June 30 says that reps from the Consumer Benefits Group, which lists an address of 12 West Main S ... More >>
State Treasurer Dean Martin just put out a helpful list of New Year's resolutions that anyone could use to keep their finances in check -- especially state lawmakers. State budget watchdogs like Martin and others have been sounding the alarm, but outgoing Governor Janet Napolitano and a fiscall ... More >>
The following is a consumer alert reported by my colleague Ray Stern, following up on features he wrote last year concerning the local co. LifeLock. LifeLock, the ethics-challenged, Tempe-based company featured in two investigative New Times articles last year, has been slammed with a federal lawsu ... More >>
Don't fall victim to the identity-theft protection scam
Clients nationwide are entrusting private financial information to a Tempe anti-identity-theft firm thats based on a bluff
Auto trade-in gone sour throws wrench into motorist's bank account
A con man stole his good name and good credit; the law wouldn't help him get it back
MINORITIES ARE REFUSED MORTGAGES. BANKS WON'T LEND IN LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS. IT'S CALLED REDLINING, AND IT'S STILL THRIVING IN PHOENIX.
TANYA BECKER WANTED A NICE RENTER FOR HER HOME. SHE WOUND UP WITH A REAL-LIFE "PACIFIC HEIGHTS" TENANT
DEAN BREWER WAS ALREADY UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR BANKRUPTING A MORTGAGE COMPANY, SO ARIZONA REGULATORS LET HIM TAKE OVER CHARTER TITLE, AND $8 MILLION IS MISSING.
What happened when Karen Law bumped into Karen Law? Financial disaster.