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September 29, 2015

GOP lawmaker backs bill to combat identity theft

By Cory Bennett

A House Republican wants to reduce identity theft by keeping Social Security numbers off many federal tax forms. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act, which would let companies use an alternative to the Social Security number on the W-2 tax form, issued to every employee earning at least $600 a year. full article

How to keep scammers from pulling an ID theft double whammy

By Adam Levin

When it comes to data security and the real-life impact of identity theft, public awareness is at an all-time high. But there is still great confusion and ignorance about what it is, how it happens, and what can be done to avoid the pitfalls of life after a data breach or personal compromise. full article

Identity theft hit 7% of U.S. population last year

By Martyn Williams

Almost 18 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States last year, with the majority of crimes targeting credit cards and bank accounts, the Department of Justice said Sunday. full article


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Dr. Donald Rebovich,
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Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502