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  • Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-19 04:17:02 GMT
    Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network. Steve Bannon was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network.

  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-18 13:09:51 GMT
    Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

  • One person dead in fatal rollover crash near Benson

    One person dead in fatal rollover crash near Benson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-18 20:24:16 GMT
    Source: ADOTSource: ADOT

    One person is dead after a single vehicle collision on Interstate 10 near Benson on Saturday, Nov. 18, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  

    One person is dead after a single vehicle collision on Interstate 10 near Benson on Saturday, Nov. 18, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On July 23, law enforcement officials arrested seven suspects, from Russia to New York, after they allegedly hacked into more than 1,000 StubHub accounts and placed orders for over 1.6 million tickets. 

According to the BBB of Southern Arizona this data hack was different from the one Target experienced in 2013; this information was stolen directly from consumers computers via viruses downloaded onto personal computers or through smaller data breaches on other websites.  The victims of this StubHub breach have been notified and many have already received refunds.  The BBB of Southern Arizona is reminding consumers to be careful and aware of where they share personal and financial information online, this stored information can easily be stolen by scammers and used to steal identities or empty bank accounts.  

The BBB reminds the public to check their credit reports and bank statements regularly for unusual activity, as well as to make sure anti-virus software is updated.  They are also offering the following tips to avoid falling victim to a data breach or identity theft: 

Quick action - act fast to dispute the charges and limit liability; many companies have a 'zero' liability policy after reporting the loss or theft of a credit card, or when there is a data breach.  Write a follow-up letter to confirm the loss was reported. 

Know your rights - policies are not the same across all credit cards or debit cards, though federal laws protect both. Many credit card consumer liability is largely limited; if the loss is reported before the card is used under the Fair Credit Billing Act, you are not responsible for any charges you did not authorize.  If the card number is stolen, but not the card, you are not liable for unauthorized use.  Debit cards are protected under a separate Electronic Funds Transfer Act, protection is tied in to how fast the theft is reported. 

Check with insurance provider - check policies (homeowners or renters) they may cover losses due to fraud.  

Credit freezes/alerts - a credit freeze prevents any lender from accessing credit reports or scores as part of a credit application.  For those who been a victim of ID theft or accounts have been compromised and an Identity Theft Report has been created, an extended credit alert can be placed on the account as well. A minimal fee may be required.  An extended alert could last for almost seven years. 

For more information go online to www.bbb.org/tucson or find them on Facebook.

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  • Vigil honors 57 killed in Tucson crashes as families mourn

    Vigil honors 57 killed in Tucson crashes as families mourn

    Sunday, November 19 2017 10:33 PM EST2017-11-20 03:33:15 GMT

    They called out one name at a time to make sure they were more than just a number among the 57 lives lost. On Sunday night, Nov. 19, the Tucson community rallied to remember those killed in an alarming rate of crashes on the city's streets. Sunday also marked World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.

    They called out one name at a time to make sure they were more than just a number among the 57 lives lost. On Sunday night, Nov. 19, the Tucson community rallied to remember those killed in an alarming rate of crashes on the city's streets. Sunday also marked World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.

  • Deputies catch man running from vacant school

    Deputies catch man running from vacant school

    Sunday, November 19 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-11-20 02:00:59 GMT

    Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department arrested a man after a brief chase on the southwest side Sunday afternoon. They responded to an alarm call around 3:00 p.m. at Hohokam Middle School, which is near Camino de Oesta and Los Reales Road.

    Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department arrested a man after a brief chase on the southwest side Sunday afternoon. They responded to an alarm call around 3:00 p.m. at Hohokam Middle School, which is near Camino de Oesta and Los Reales Road.

  • ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    Sunday, November 19 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-20 00:45:10 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

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