Sunday, May 26 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:05:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday in game 3 104 - 93. The Grizzlies play at home again Monday at FedExForum. Spurs lead the Western Conference Finals 3-0. CopyrightMore >>
The San Antonio Spurs used overtime for the second straight game to edge the Grizzlies 104-93, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:49:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - People nationwide gathered in downtown Memphis Saturday for a basketball game, music, and to enjoy to spirit of Beale Street. A street party outside FedExForum to celebrate game three of theMore >>
People nationwide gathered in downtown Memphis Saturday for a basketball game, music, and to enjoy to spirit of Beale Street. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:07:08 GMT
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The Walnut Ridge community celebrated the life of 14-year-old Sidney Randall who went missing on March 9 and was found on May 18 in the Black River. Family and friends filledMore >>
The Walnut Ridge community celebrated the life of 14-year-old Sidney Randall who went missing on March 9 and was found on May 18 in the Black River.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:56:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Four people were shot and one died at a nightclub in Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday morning. The shooting happened in the 300 Block of West Tallahatchie Street at 12:03 a.m. John Wilson, 35,More >>
Four people were shot and one died at a nightclub in Clarksdale, Mississippi Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:31:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Many around the Mid-South flock to Cooper-Young for its unique restaurants and atmosphere, but the shortage in parking spaces sends many patrons home with parking tickets. City leaders believeMore >>
Many around the Mid-South flock to Cooper-Young for its unique restaurants and atmosphere, but the shortage in parking spaces sends many patrons home with parking tickets.More >>
Allen Marshall, owner of Chesdin Automotive and Collision in Petersburg, got quite the surprise when he opened bills from Verizon and AT&T. One bill was for nearly a thousand dollars. In all, there were thousands of dollars in charges but there was a big problem, none of those charges were his.
"Seven phones from AT&T nine from Verizon," Marshall said.
Marshall says crooks walked into a Verizon and AT&T store bought the phones and opened up accounts using his companies name. He was shocked this could happen and wondered if this was a bigger problem and if there were more victims.
"That is what worries me. If is that easy to walk into two cell phone companies, 40 miles from here and acquire five thousand dollars worth of phones and open up 16 lines, what else can somebody do with this," said Marshall.
He says not only did the criminals open up these account using an out of state driver's license but he says they also used a fake Tax ID. We reached out to both phone companies involved to get some answers. Neither wanted to go on camera but instead provided statements. AT&T says, "To help safeguard our security measures, we do not detail them publicly. This issue has been resolved, but serves as a good reminder for all of us to protect our personal information."
Verizon says, "We take our customer's privacy and security very seriously. We are aware that individuals fraudulently gained access to this company's account using information about the company that should not have been in their possession. We identified and flagged the account for fraud within days, and as soon as the fraud was identified, the account was flagged and closed. The company was never charged and nothing was sought to be collected from the company. We continue to investigate the incident, and we will work to prevent any similar situations in the future."
"It was so much easier for the criminal to go in and get the telephones than it is for the honest person to go back and repair the damage that's been done after it happens," Marshall explained.
While neither of the phone companies went into detail about their security efforts to prevent similar crimes, Henrico police offer business these tips to help protect customers: verify customer information, ask to see business identification and a driver's license and if you suspect a customer is involved in fraud -- get a license plate number.
"I think an apology would be nice. I am not looking for anything monetarily, I just want to make sure it never happens again," Marshall said.
For other consumers, your best option is to constantly monitor your credit report and accounts. Marshall has taken all the necessary steps to make sure his credit is clean and those fraudulent accounts are closed. Another tip for business to help protect your customers, police say trust your instincts. If something seems out of place, take extra steps to ensure the transaction is legit.
Also, AT&T has announced the completion of the second phase of its stolen phone database, which enables customers to report and block stolen wireless devices. AT&T is now able to share data on stolen phones with other GSM carriers, allowing a reported stolen phone to be disabled on AT&T's network.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:57:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Tipton County Sheriff's Office found 32-year-old Michael Olin Holland, Jr.'s motorcycle Friday afternoon. No reports indicate that Holland was found. Holland was last seen Wednesday morning. AccordingMore >>
Investigators recovered 32-year-old Michael Olin Holland, Jr.'s body near the Covington airport Friday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman is dead and her husband is being questioned by police. The woman was reportedly shot in a domestic altercation on the 600 block of Hamilton Street in Orange Mound. Action News 5's JustinMore >>
A woman is dead and her husband is being questioned by police.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:35:53 GMT
The Shelby County Health Department has issued a Code Orange Ozone Alert for Saturday, May 25, 2013. On this day, MATA will offer 25 cent fares on bus, MATAplus and trolley rides. Seniors 65 yearsMore >>
Saturday, May 25, 2013, MATA will offer 25 cent fares on bus, MATAplus and trolley rides.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:58:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Club 152 on Beale Street has been given the OK to reopen. A judge gave the club owners permission to open the doors Friday afternoon. Since the closure, the owners have conducted backgroundMore >>
A judge gave the club owners permission to open the doors Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:32:50 GMT
(WMC-TV) - If you were not able to get a ticket to the Grizzlies matchup against the Spurs Saturday, you have one last chance to get your hands on one. The Memphis Grizzlies announced it will release aMore >>
If you were not able to get a ticket to the Grizzlies matchup against the Spurs Saturday, you have one last chance to get your hands on one.More >>
Friday, February 15 2013 11:51 PM EST2013-02-16 04:51:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Scientists at Ole Miss are generating a lot of buzz thanks to the creation of a new pain killer -- made with marijuana. Ole Miss is home to the nation's only legally grown marijuana operation.More >>
Scientists at Ole Miss are generating a lot of buzz thanks to the creation of a new pain killer -- made with marijuana.More >>
Click here to see how much you would take home depending on which state you bought your winning lottery ticket in. BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games likeMore >>
Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games like Powerball every week. We wonder what the odds actually are that you'll choose the winning combinations. WAFB's Keitha Nelson talks with an expert on numbers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>