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CNN , February 16, 2018

Californian man pleads guilty to identity fraud connected to Russian interference in presidential election

By Katelyn Polantz

A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election. full article
Capital Gazette , February 11, 2018

Covering the Bases: New Medicare cards will offer safety against identity theft

By Amy Rubino

Take a look at your Medicare card and you will notice that Medicare uses a Social Security number (plus a letter) as your Medicare number. Look at this sample Medicare card and you can easily identify John Doe's Social Security number as 123-45-6789. Please don't worry, this example is not a real Social Security number. full article
DW , February 8, 2018

Infraud: US takes down international identity theft ring

By Reuters

Tens of thousands of users of the Infraud network reportedly ripped off consumers for $530 million over seven years. US authorities have already arrested 13 of the group's ringleaders. full article
NewStatesman , February 8, 2018

The ongoing identity theft of Kylie Jenner's week old baby

By Amelia Tait

It wouldn't be surprising if seven-day old Stormi had an Instagram account. As the newest member of reality TV's most famous family, the fact she's a baby should be no barrier to Stormi's social media success. When her mother Kylie Jenner posted a picture of the new-born to the site yesterday, it took just a few hours before it became Instagram's most-liked post ever. full article
CBS News , February 6, 2018

Identity theft has never been more rampant

By Kathy Kristof

Identity theft hit a record high in 2017. And if that's not disturbing enough on its own, the latest data on ID crimes found that the crooks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, gaining toeholds into poorly secured accounts as a way to access more important segments of the victim's financial life, according to a just-released annual survey. full article
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