CIMIP - Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

February 2011 News Archive



February 28, 2011


NY Senator Urges Increased Public Wi-Fi Security



If Senator Charles Schumer gets his way, popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon will default to more secure protocol -- HTTPS instead of HTTP -- to prevent identity theft in Wi-Fi hotspots like coffee shops and libraries. ...read full article

Brooklyn jury hears morbid ID theft case



NEW YORK – Irina Malezhik was ending an assignment as a Russian-language translator at a law office in 2004 when she asked an innocent but fateful question: Could anyone offer a lift to Brooklyn? ...read full article

Identity theft ring stole from vehicles at funerals



A Fort Lauderdale man who prosecutors said ran an identity theft ring that broke into people's cars while they attended funerals was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Friday. ...read full article

Identity theft called fastest-growing crime



It's a nightmare some victims feel they can never wake up from. ...read full article

Identity theft: Daily News writer’s family accounts cleaned out by ID thief



NAPLES — It all started with a strange e-mail from Bank of America. ...read full article

Ex-Miss. corrections officer seeks parole



JACKSON — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections officer who stole inmates' identities to file false tax returns wants the state to grant her parole or trusty status so she can be released early to a federal halfway house. ...read full article

Soldier impersonators target women in web scams



LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Con artists are targeting women on Facebook in what's becoming an all-too-common ruse: They steal photos of soldiers to set up profiles, profess their love and devotion in sappy messages _ and then ask their victims to cut a check. ...read full article

Cybercrime: Why it's the new growth industry



PCWorld reported earlier this month that in a struggling economy, one industry that has shown double digit growth year after year is, like many other high growth industries, an illicit one - in this case, cybercrime. ...read full article

5 Indicted in Omaha Check-Cashing Scheme



Five people have been indicted on federal charges in a check-cashing scheme in the Omaha area. ...read full article

Identity Theft Case May Cost Man His Job



EL PASO, Texas -- An east El Paso man says his family members sold his identity years ago and he’s had problems ever since, but now, his job is at stake. ...read full article

Officer indicted on fraud, ID theft charges



A Montgomery Police De­partment officer has been in­dicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, according to a statement re­leased Friday from the U.S. attorney's office. ...read full article

Pair busted with bag of credit cards



Coosada police caught a Montgomery couple with “a potato chip bag full of credit cards” during an investigation into mail and identity theft. ...read full article


February 25, 2011


Patient Records Stolen from Emory



More than 70 patients at Emory Healthcare were victims of identity theft by unauthorized person(s) who took information including names, Social Security numbers and, for some patients, addresses, dates of birth and health information such as medical record numbers, according to law enforcement agents. ...read full article

2,691 Treasure Coast residents lodge identity theft complaints with the FTC since 2005



ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Paul Meding has never applied for a concealed weapons permit and was shocked to receive a renewal application for one in the mail. ...read full article

Miss. company pleads guilty in immigration raid



JACKSON, Miss. – One of Mississippi's most successful private companies pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to violate immigration laws related to the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants, federal authorities said. ...read full article

FBI gets 300,000 complaints of white-collar crime in 2010



The joint FBI/National White Collar Crime Center's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 300,000 complaints during 2010 — averaging just over 25,000 a month — involving Internet crimes, mostly including the non-delivery of payment or merchandise, scams impersonating the FBI and identity theft. ...read full article

Alleged identity theft leads to arrest



A Tennessee woman’s complaint led to the arrest Friday of 51-year-old Gloria Banda on charges of fraudulent use of identifying information. ...read full article

Former Odessa Car Salesman Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Charges



ODESSA - A former Odessa car salesman admits to stealing customers identity. ...read full article

Woman turns in sister for ID theft



A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of identity theft on Wednesday after her sister turned her in to police for using her information to receive treatment for kidney stones at Banner Desert Medical Center. ...read full article

Couple accused of ID theft in vehicle, jewelry purchases



A San Antonio couple have been charged with identity theft, bank fraud and conspiracy over allegations they bought several vehicles and jewelry using stolen Social Security numbers. ...read full article

Nigerian in Houston gets prison for Medicare fraud



HOUSTON (AP) -- A Nigerian man living in Texas has been sentenced to almost six years in prison in a nearly $1.6 million Medicare scam. ...read full article

Smartphones are next target for cybercriminals



MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA – With the pervasiveness of Internet-capable smartphones, these devices become more prone to hacking aside from the fact that users are not that aware of security risks. ...read full article

Alleged fire scammer pleads not guilty



A San Francisco woman who allegedly posed as a San Bruno explosion victim to secure money and other aid will stand trial in September for fraud. ...read full article

'20/20' to feature story on imprisoned Pleasant Grove doctor, attorney Martin MacNeill



PLEASANT GROVE — Spurred by Deseret News articles about a Pleasant Grove man who investigators say got away with a lifetime of crime, lies and possibly murder, ABC's "20/20" will feature a story about the former doctor and attorney Friday at 8 p.m. ...read full article


February 24, 2011


Belarus Man Pleads Guilty to Running Identity Theft Site



A 26-year-old Belarusian man has admitted to running an identity theft website designed to thwart the antifraud measures used by many banks. ...read full article

New scammers finding victims in older people



Identity theft has become a serious threat to almost anyone with a driver's license or credit card, but many criminals are going after one demographic in particular, according to one expert. ...read full article

Popular Nightclub Reveals Too Much Information



LAS VEGAS -- A popular Las Vegas nightclub and restaurant could be putting credit card paying customers at risk for identity theft. ...read full article

IRS: Don’t be scammed by fake communications



Washington, D.C. — The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. ...read full article

Former Attorney Learns His Fate In Court



Kenneth Bernas was sentenced Wednesday morning to a minimum of two and a third to seven years behind bars for dozens of felony counts, including grand larceny and identity theft. ...read full article

Security breach 'won't result in identity theft'



In November last year, a department employee breached protocol and downloaded information onto a laptop to take home. ...read full article

Identity and Passport Service breaches data act


The Information Commissioner's Office has found the Identity and Passport Service in breach of the Data Protection Act after it lost 21 passport renewal applications


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Private Information At Risk After Hospital Files Were Stolen



Letters were sent out to patients whose personal hospital records might have been stolen. ...read full article

Ark. man accused of stealing 100,000 iPad e-mail addresses remains jailed after move to NJ



NEWARK, N.J. — One of two men charged with stealing more than 100,000 e-mail addresses of Apple iPad users remained jailed Wednesday after making his first court appearance in New Jersey. ...read full article

Met called after hackers send obscene emails from university database


St George's University email list breached with messages claiming board involved in 'child pornography sting'


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Man admits hacking into NASA, e-commerce servers


$275,000 siphoned


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February 23, 2011


Disney workers sue over identity-theft risk



Disney employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company claiming that employee identification cards expose them to identity-theft risk. ...read full article

Chapman University students' personal information leaked



A document containing sensitive information on 13,000 students of Chapman University and its affiliate, Brandman University, was accidentally accessible to students last week, the university said. ...read full article

Man Admits Stealing Dead 3-Month-Old's Identity



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number ...read full article

Concern over abuse of online medical records



KUALA LUMPUR: Online medical records can have serious implications on privacy if they are abused or the information falls into the wrong hands. ...read full article

Rejected plea offers hope for identity theft victim



LA PORTE — A La Porte woman whose credit was sabotaged by identity fraud was overcome with justice when a judge felt time behind bars was in order for one of the suspects in the case. ...read full article

Cumberland Couple Arrested For Identity Theft



Kentucky State Police arrested a Cumberland couple on forgery and identity theft charges Monday. ...read full article

Two men charged with identity theft



Charges of identity theft and other offenses were filed against two Delaware men after they were arrested in the parking lot of the Target store in the Concordville Town Center. ...read full article

Woman arrested for identity theft



Utica Police Investigator Edward Smith arrested Jessica Barreto, 33, of Utica, for two counts of identity theft in the second degree, a class E felony. ...read full article

Three arrested for Bell Co. organized crime



The Bell County Organized Crime Unit arrested three people in connection with a string of crimes that includes counterfeiting, mail theft, identity theft, forgery and drug offenses. ...read full article

Eight years for ID fraudster



An identity thief who fraudulently claimed more than £1.3m in tax credits under false names has been imprisoned for eight-and-a-half years. ...read full article

Credit/Debit Card Theft at the Drive-Thru



PEARLAND, Texas - Police have arrested 21-year-old Dayvon Clement in connection to numerous thefts of credit and debit card numbers in Pearland. ...read full article

Man shot by officer arrested for mail theft



ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- A parolee who was shot by an Anaheim police officer last week has been arrested for allegedly stealing mail. ...read full article

Sacramento woman enters guilty plea to mail theft



SACRAMENTO, CA - A 28-year-old Sacramento woman pleaded guilty to mail theft and bank fraud in federal court Tuesday, says the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. ...read full article


February 22, 2011


Malcolm X's daughter arrested on suspicion of forgery and identity theft



The daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X is in jail facing extradition to New York on charges of forgery and identity theft. ...read full article

Identity Theft Hits Customers of Snow Creek Ski Resort



Hundreds of customers and some employees at the Snow Creek Ski Area in Weston, Mo. became victims of identity theft after authorities believe someone tapped into the resort's computers. ...read full article

In brief: Bar tab leads to ID theft suspect



An unpaid bar tab led to a woman’s arrest on identity theft charges in Spokane Valley this weekend. ...read full article

Man Allegedly Defrauds Liberty Tax


Fifty-year-old Randy Heath is charged with 23 counts of money laundering, theft, identity theft, forgery and giving false information to a pawn broker.


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Cigarette purchases leads to identity theft arrest



A New York man is facing several charges after allegedly stealing a credit card and using it to purchase cartons of cigarettes. ...read full article

Logan councilmember subject of identity theft, email scam



For those who are on Logan Municipal Councilmember Dean Quayle's email list, they likely received a strange message purportedly from Quayle. ...read full article

Couple steals debit card, uses it to buy alcohol, rent motel room



SPOKANE VALLEY -- On Friday a woman reported her vehicle broken into in the 11800 block of East Maxwell. Her driver’s license, debit card and checkbook were stolen. ...read full article

Ozarks Woman Gets Letter From Bank with Social Security Number on Envelope



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An Ozarks woman says her privacy was violated by- of all entities- a bank. ...read full article

ZeuS trojan attacks bank's 2-factor authentication



A variant of the ZeuS banking trojan is targeting mobile phone users who rely on their handsets to get enhanced, two-factor authentication from ING Bank Slaski in Poland, a security blogger said on Monday. ...read full article

Woman pleads not guilty in identity theft case



http://ottumwacourier.com/local/x1709528344/Woman-pleads-not-guilty-in-identity-theft-case ...read full article

Couple Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Mail



OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City police said they arrested a man who was stealing mail and identification cards from mailboxes around the metro. ...read full article


February 21, 2011


Two men charged with identity theft



Charges of identity theft and other offenses were filed against two Delaware men after they were arrested in the parking lot of the Target store in the Concordville Town Center. ...read full article

Rejected plea offers hope for identity theft victim



LA PORTE — A La Porte woman whose credit was sabotaged by identity fraud was overcome with justice when a judge felt time behind bars was in order for one of the suspects in the case. ...read full article

Female identity-theft suspect still evading authorities



DAPHNE, Ala. — An unknown female suspect has stayed one step ahead of authorities ever since she began a scheme more than a month ago to steal the identity of women while withdrawing money from their bank accounts. ...read full article

Emory Health Care Records Hacked



ATLANTA-- Emory Health Care says computer hackers lifted at least 77 patient records with personal information from it's orthopedic clinic off North Druid Hills. ...read full article

Heartland Breach Settlement with Mastercard



Heartland Payment Systems entered into a $41MM settlement agreement regarding their highly publicized data breach incident with Mastercard, Inc. ...read full article

Norton’s ‘Cybercrime Index’ Shows Daily ID Theft, Fraud Risks



Missing the Department of Homeland Security's color-coded warnings lately? Probably not. But computer security company Norton, part of industry giant Symantec, has created a new "Cybercrime Index" you can browse for free to take a daily measure of what online nasties might attack you today or steal your personal data tomorrow. And it's got plenty of colors and charts -- at the time this was written, threats overall were down 4%, and sported a green downward arrow. ...read full article


February 18, 2011


Pictures: Identity theft suspects



The Madison County, Ill., Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects in an ongoing identity theft investigation. These pictures were taken at a Bridgeton, Mo., restaurant where the suspects used a credit card with stolen information. The bearded suspect was seen at a K-Mart in Springfield, Mo. The bartender in Bridgeton recalls the suspects saying they were from Springfield. ...read full article

More than 100 charged nationwide with Medicare fraud



A task force has brought criminal charges against doctors, nurses and healthcare executives. They are accused of cheating the government out of $225 million by making fraudulent claims, taking kickbacks or money laundering. ...read full article

5 arrested in credit-card fraud, ID theft



Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested five Los Angeles-area people on suspicion of identity theft and use of fraudulent credit cards in the Santa Ynez Valley. ...read full article

Protect Your Cash From Medicare Scammers



A lot of attention has been given to various ways that scammers bilk Medicare. But experts are seeing an increase in the number of cases in which the scammers target not just Medicare, but the Medicare recipients themselves. ...read full article

Uncovering how questionable those big blue mailboxes are



The problem of thefts from blue U.S. Postal Service collection boxes apparently hasn't gotten any better in the past year. Neither the post office nor the Postal Inspection Service, which investigates mail crimes, will release information to the public when crimes occur. ...read full article

Denver woman held in national probe of Armenian gang



A Denver woman was one of dozens of suspected members of a multi-generational Armenian street gang arrested Wednesday, believed to be working with other organized-crime groups to commit white-collar crimes such as identity theft and credit-card scams. ...read full article

Former D.C. elected official sentenced to three years



A former D.C. elected official was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison on charges stemming from an insurance fraud scheme involving the theft of his dead brother's identity, authorities announced. ...read full article

Princeton Student Reveals Way to Access Students’ Personal Data



A Princeton University student whose Web site revealed the breadth of student information publicly available on Princeton servers has drawn criticism from the university and support from some students who say privacy safeguards should be tightened ...read full article

Identity theft and college students



Identity theft: Does it only affect the wealthy of this country? From recent personal experience, I would say no. ...read full article

Deputies Nab Five for Credit Card Fraud



Five people were arrested by Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies this week suspected of using fake credit cards – made with personal information taken from identity theft victims – to withdraw cash and gamble at the Chumash Casino. ...read full article

BR man gets seven years for ID theft



A Baton Rouge man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison after admitting that he stole the identities of police officers in order to steal approximately $150,000. ...read full article

Financial aid hacked; fraud scheme is under active investigation



A hacker (or group of hackers) recently attempted to tamper with the financial aid programs offered through the Solano Community College website. ...read full article

Report alleges misuse of database



A new report alleges that Murphy Painter used his position as the state’s alcohol and tobacco control commissioner to illegally obtain information on judges, the governor’s staff, a former LSU quarterback, U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s wife and others more than 1,000 times over five years. ...read full article


February 17, 2011


Thousand Oaks woman pleads guilty to 15 counts of identity theft



A 27-year-old Thousand Oaks woman has pleaded guilty to 15 counts of felony identity theft, including some while out on bail, the District Attorney's Office reported Wednesday. ...read full article

Calif Armenian gang targeted in federal indictment



GLENDALE, Calif. – Authorities arrested dozens of suspected members of a multi-generational Armenian street gang Wednesday believed to be working with other organized crime groups to commit white-collar crimes such as identity theft and credit card scams. ...read full article

Airline clerk charged in theft of credit card info



A former American Airlines ticket agent in San Jose has been charged with stealing customers' credit card information and using it to stock up on nearly half a million dollars worth of gift cards and other items from Safeway stores, authorities said Wednesday. ...read full article

Two Rapid City men arrested on numerous charges of identity theft



Two Rapid City men were arrested in Deadwood on numerous charges of identity theft. ...read full article

Amber Richardson Snell arrested for identity theft



Anacoco, La. — Amber Richardson Snell was arrested by a Vernon Parish Sheriff detective on Jan. 26, 2011 and charged with identity theft, unauthorized use of an access card and issuing a worthless check. ...read full article

5th suspect held in ID theft ring targeting Holy Cross Hospital patients



PEMBROKE PINES — Federal authorities have arrested the last of five suspects in an identity theft ring that targeted patients at Holy Cross Hospital ...read full article

Brentwood real estate developer indicted on fraud charges



BRENTWOOD — Real estate and golf course developer David Eugene Miller, a Brentwood resident, was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges related to wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article

Johnson City woman arrested on multiple counts of property, identity theft



JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Officers of Johnson City Police Department arrested a 21-year-old woman Tuesday Feb. 15 on four counts of theft of property under $500, three counts of identity theft and three counts of fraudulent use of a debit card. ...read full article

21 face charges in Internet drug scheme



BIRMINGHAM -- Au­thorities said 21 people in northwest Alabama face charges related to a scheme to use stolen and altered documents to get prescription drugs from online pharmacies. ...read full article

Cyber crime costing UK a staggering £27bn per year .



Cyber crime is costing the UK an estimated £27bn a year, and UK businesses are hit hardest owing to high levels of intellectual property theft and industrial espionage, according to a new report from consultancy Detica and the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. ...read full article

Winamp forums attacked, accounts and email addresses exposed



Hackers have broken through security protecting the Winamp forum database, compromising the user forums, exposing accounts and email addresses in the process. ...read full article

CAMC database compromised patient information



CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The health information, Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, addresses and phone numbers of more than 3,600 CAMC patients "were accessible to anyone in the world" through an unsecure online database, members of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. ...read full article

Canadian finance ministries closed off from web after cyberspy hack



Chinese hackers have been blamed for looting sensitive Canadian government documents, forcing two government departments off the internet as a response. ...read full article


February 16, 2011


Huge Identity Theft Ring Has 23 Victims, 11 Suspects



CORPUS CHRISTI -- Police say their case started with a typical report of identity theft, one checkbook was stolen out of a truck and then fake checks with the victim's information started showing up all over town. ...read full article

Hacker Blackmails Nintendo With Personal Data From 4,000 Gamers



Earlier this month, an unnamed hacker reportedly infiltrated a Nintendo 3DS promotional site and uncovered the names, e-mail addresses and postal codes of 4,000 Nintendo members. The assailant then allegedly blackmailed Nintendo because he believed "the firm had shown negligence in not securing the information more effectively." ...read full article

Data breach affects Mainers' bank and credit union accounts



PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A data breach is affecting the bank accounts of what is potentially thousands of Mainers. ...read full article

Sioux County man charged with identity theft, forgery



SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — An Orange City, Iowa, man is facing forgery and identity theft charges for allegedly using another person’s identity to gain employment. ...read full article

Two men charged with identity theft



Charges of identity theft and other offenses were filed against two Delaware men after they were arrested in the parking lot of the Target store in the Concordville Town Center. ...read full article

Pleasant Grove woman appears in court on identity theft charges



A Pleasant Grove woman accused of identity theft made an initial appearance in court on Tuesday. ...read full article

Online drug scheme busted



LAUDERDALE COUNTY - Authorities say they have stopped a scheme that used stolen and altered medical records and driver’s licenses to obtain prescription drugs from out-of-state pharmacies online. ...read full article

Missouri to require photo ID for vital records requests



COLUMBIA — Beginning March 1, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will require photo identification when applicants request vital records. ...read full article

“Nevada Jobs First” Bill Makes ID Theft Easy



There’s an old saying. No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. Let’s add to that list his personal identity. ...read full article

Part-Owner of Tax Preparation Business Admits to Preparing False Tax Returns and Aggravated Identity Theft



BALTIMORE—Tyrone Robert Campbell, a/k/a "Mr. Muhammad," "Muhammad Shahid," and "Tyrone Moore," age 42, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to file false tax returns, to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, and to aggravated identity theft. ...read full article


February 15, 2011


ID Protection Goes Far Beyond The Computer



Most people run anti-virus software on their computer to protect themselves from identity theft, but computers are not the only way they are at risk. ...read full article

Tax preparer defrauded Uncle Sam, indictment alleges



A Kansas City tax preparer defrauded her clients and the federal government of more than $100,000 by charging exorbitant fees and stealing refunds, an indictment announced Monday alleges. ...read full article

Want to Keep Your Credit Safe? Don't Go Here!



(CBS) According to a recent study, 57 percent of Americans have been victims of credit card fraud. With that statistic in mind, how can you make sure you avoid using your credit card in the places where you're most likely to become a victim? ...read full article

New Scam Targets Job Seekers



SALINAS, Calif. - A new scam targets people most vulnerable in this economy - job seekers. The One Stop Career Center in Salinas is posting fliers, alerting people they could become victims of identity theft. ...read full article

Letters expose Social Security numbers in Ohio



COLUMBUS - A mailing in Ohio has exposed the Social Security numbers of people paid by the state to provide child care. ...read full article

Complaint about scam on Facebook prompts attorney general inquiry



Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen of Ridgefield is asking Facebook for information about its procedures for detecting and disabling fraudulent accounts following a complaint by a Milford legislator that her identity was misused in a scam that solicited her friends for money. ...read full article

Find and Protect Forgotten Sensitive Information



The storage capacity of hard drives continues to increase, and the cost for that storage capacity continues to go down. The up side is that companies can retain almost every bit and byte of data that ever crosses the network--data that seems useless today may be valuable tomorrow. The down side, though, is that it becomes increasingly difficult to track where sensitive information is stored and make sure it is properly protected or securely disposed. ...read full article

Woman accused of credit card fraud



A Cottage Grove woman is accused of taking personal information from a number of acquaintances and using it to run up purchases on their credit cards, Oregon State Police officials said Monday. ...read full article

Impact Of Security Leak Still Far Reaching


Mesa County Sheriff's Office Continues To Alert People About The Breach


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NY Hospital Data Theft May Affect Records of 1.7 Million



With the recent theft of an electronic medical records file now confirmed, New York City officials have begun the arduous process of notifying 1.7 million patients, staff, contractors, vendors and others who were treated or who provided services during the past 20 years at two public hospitals in the Bronx. ...read full article

Children Increasingly a Target for Identity Theft



LAS VEGAS - Crooks can steal your personal information, drain your bank account, and create years of headaches. ...read full article

Hardware keyloggers found in Manchester library PCs



Hardware keyloggers have been discovered in public libraries in Greater Manchester. ...read full article

Police suspect ID thief at work in Ladysmith



Ladysmith merchants are being asked to be careful with customer information while Mounties probe a suspect in an identity-theft case. ...read full article


February 14, 2011


Valentine’s Day Cards: Consumers Warned against Personal Identity Theft through Scam Sites



Valentine’s Day cards are one of the best gifts during the celebration of heart’s day but legitimate sites warned consumers of personal identity theft, February 13, 2011 ...read full article

N.J. man admits stealing government checks from mail boxes, postal trucks



CAMDEN — A southern New Jersey man has admitted stealing thousands of dollars of government checks from mail boxes and postal trucks in the Camden area. ...read full article

Computer Stolen From Broken Arrow Hospital Sparks ID Theft Fears



BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -- Saint Francis Broken Arrow says a stolen computer could put some 84,000 patient's identities in jeopardy. ...read full article

Former Marine says he stole ID to join Navy



A former Marine has admitted in federal court that he stole his brother’s identity, worked at Naval Hospital Guam for about 19 months under a false name and faked his suicide to cover up the scheme. ...read full article

To Catch a Criminal: Alias Names Cause Clogs in Courts



The criminal justice system has inherent flaws that can costs taxpayer money and potentially put an innocent person behind bars. ...read full article

Former officer investigated for theft, fraud



A former police officer may end up on the other side of prison bars if allegations of theft and fraud are proved true. ...read full article

2 Arrested for Identity Theft at Green Acres Mall



Two Queens men were arrested for trying to use a stolen credit card to buy a flat screen television at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Saturday afternoon, Nassau County police said. ...read full article

Recent indictments and convictions of Alabamians



In January, a Millbrook woman was indicted by a feder­al grand jury on charges of identity theft, wire fraud and conspiracy to make false claims for tax refunds. ...read full article

Health Records Stolen From Van, 1.7 Million People Affected



The personal information of 1.7 million patients, hospital staff and associated employees was recently stolen, and city officials are notifiying potential victims to warn them about the loss of the files. ...read full article

Russian SMS scam Trojan poses as Valentine MMS app



Criminals have developed a scam application that poses as a way to send MMS messages to loved ones and targets Russian mobile users. ...read full article

California Man Gets Seven-Year Sentence for Leading Credit Card Fraud Gang



A California man was sentenced to seven years in prison for his activity as the leader of a credit card fraud ring that stole over $100,000 from eighteen financial institutions. ...read full article

Vt. mulls ban on aliases online for sex offenders



MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are considering making it a crime for convicted sex offenders to use false names on social media sites like Facebook, after one such incident was reported in the state. ...read full article


February 11, 2011


Local Police Chief a Victim of Identity Theft



Gonzales, Calif. -- "I was the first victim of it," says Gonzales Police Chief Paul Miller, who says he is the first of 15 known identity theft victims in Gonzales. ...read full article

Woman arrested for identity theft



A 24-year-old woman who has been convicted of larceny has been charged in Isabella County with identity theft and other crimes. ...read full article

Ex-police officer fears identity theft at Mallusk



North Belfast’s Mallusk Royal Mail sorting office is at the centre of a claim of alleged identity theft and mishandling of secure information. ...read full article

Court For Woman Accused of ID Theft



MILWAUKEE - A woman who worked as a temp for Milwaukee County and was caught up in an identity theft scandal was scheduled to go to court Friday morning. ...read full article

Fake ID may lead to identity theft: official



Fake identification purchased over the internet has been turning up more commonly on P.E.I., and officials are warning the consequences could go beyond a fine for possessing the ID. ...read full article

Arrest warrants issued for fraud suspect



A woman caught on surveillance video at two banks while allegedly committing identity theft is wanted on two outstanding warrants for her arrest. ...read full article

Beware: Sophisticated 'skimmers' out to steal your card data at ATMs


Sophisticated thieves are using tiny card readers and pinhole cameras to steal debit-card information from Western Washington ATM users, ripping off hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise.


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Man denies $46,000 theft



A Mount Prospect man accused of stealing $46,000 from a woman’s checking account pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court. ...read full article

Google boosts log-in protection for its users



Google will offer its hundreds of millions of users the option of adding a second verification step when signing into their accounts, to complement the existing password-only authentication mechanism. ...read full article

Man charged with scamming real estate agents



BRIDGEPORT -- A New York man who police said passed himself off as a real estate agent and sold the same building in the city, which he didn't own, to two separate local real estate agents was arrested in Maryland Thursday. ...read full article

Ex-LA County Social Worker Pleads Guilty To $2M Tax Fraud Scheme



LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A former Los Angeles County social worker pleaded guilty Thursday to using his indigent clients’ personal information to file claims for nearly $2 million in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. ...read full article

WebCT victim of phishing scam



E-mails that appear to be from UNM may be from an imposter “phishing” for personal information. ...read full article

Online dating site eHarmony hacked



Online dating giant eHarmony has begun urging its users to change their passwords, after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity.com to a potential security breach of customer information. ...read full article


February 10, 2011


Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Identity Theft



BRIDGEPORT — A citizen of the Dominican Republic who last year pleaded guilty to identity theft was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison. ...read full article

Lanham resident pleads guilty to alleged identity theft scheme



A Lanham man pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to taking part in an alleged identity theft scheme to take more than $300,000 from more than 40 financial accounts. ...read full article

Arizona authorities break up identity theft ring



PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Yavapai County say three people have been arrested in an identity theft investigation. ...read full article

Elaborate ID Theft Operation Busted In Tuolumne County



VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (CBS13) — Federal investigators have arrested a Tuolumne County IT technician on charges of orchestrating a complex identity theft ring that victimized at least 1,400 people. ...read full article

VB man pleads guilty to identity theft



NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and conspiring to defraud the Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU). ...read full article

Man Faces Federal Indictment For Fraud


Secret Service Says Man Caught With More Than 50 Phony Credit Cards


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Leader of credit-card fraud plot gets seven-year sentence



A California man has been sentenced in Tulsa to seven years in prison for an interstate credit-card fraud conspiracy that involved more than $100,000 and victimized 18 financial institutions ranging from Merrill Lynch to the Bank of Hawaii. ...read full article

Sheriff: Denny's Manager Charged With ID Theft, Embezzlement



Haw River, NC-- There is one thing certain about this time of year, cold weather and tax returns. Most of us who have jobs, are waiting on our W-2 forms to get those tax forms filled out and in the mail. ...read full article

Banks commit security breaches



The Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks and monitors security breaches that involve personally sensitive information, reported 662 incidents that exposed more than 16 million records in its year-end 2010 report. ...read full article

Fake World Cup Ticket Scam Targets Cricket Fans



Security researchers from Symantec warn that fake ticket scams capitalizing on the huge interest into the upcoming Cricket World Cup have already been spotted online. ...read full article

Payroll data of 550 DOC employees found on thumb drive in Madras



A thumb drive turned up in Madras containing confidential payroll information for nearly 550 Oregon Department of Corrections employees — a security breach that potentially affects as many as one in 10 DOC employees. ...read full article

Labour forum leaks email addresses


'Unbelievably poor and sloppy coding'


...read full article

HIPAA Penalty: Vermont AG and Health Net


HIPAA Penalty: Vermont Attorney General Takes Another Bite Out of Health Net's Apple


...read full article

Four arrested as part of identity theft ring



Detectives from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Special Crimes Section arrested four people in late January on charges including fraud after they found evidence of an identity theft operation while assisting Arizona Department of Corrections parole agents during a check on a parolee in Cornville. ...read full article


February 9, 2011


Lanham resident pleads guilty to identity theft



A Lanham man pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to taking part in an alleged identity theft scheme to take more than $300,000 from more than 40 financial accounts. ...read full article

Woman wanted on identity theft charges



BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Detectives are looking for a woman on identity theft charges after she went shopping at Wal-Mart and paid using a fake bank account. ...read full article

Federal Government Report on E-Verify Shows Need for Biometrics, SIA Says



A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrates that the federal E-Verify program needs a biometric component, according to the Security Industry Association (SIA). ...read full article

Crooks use identity theft to score tax refunds



TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Police say at least dozen tax filers have had their identities stolen this year from thieves who wanted their returns. ...read full article

Va. Woman Gets 68 Months for Identity Theft, Wire Fraud



The former owner of a Smithfield farm equipment company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for wire fraud and identity theft. ...read full article

Does Your Facebook Page Help Identity Thieves Steal Your Social Security Number?



According to an article on the Colorado Better Business Bureau website, computers can guess your Social Security number 8.5 percent of the time, simply by using clues gleaned from social networking sites. This is pretty scary information once you look at the particulars and realize the key information needed to scam you is in a lot of public places, not merely on your Facebook page. ...read full article

Gonzales Woman Victim of Identity Theft



Dacia Cortez never thought someone would steal her identity. ...read full article

Phone scams against the elderly



If you're retired, one of the biggest threats to your wallet could be that smooth voice on the phone. ...read full article

Conman stole hotelier's identity to flee FBI



A Dunedin hotel manager had his identity stolen by a US conman who used it to flee the FBI through 14 countries. ...read full article

Man gets prison time for stealing cable TV service



AUBURN (AP) -- A 50-year-old central New York man is going to prison for stealing cable TV service. ...read full article

BBBwarns ofValentine’s Day scams



Valentine’s Day is a day for ro­mance and expressions of love — but it’s also an opportune time for scam artists to take advan­tage of those looking for love and steal their hearts and their money. ...read full article

Guatemalan Says Chattanoogan Helped Him Get Fake Driver's License



Federal authorities have arrested a Guatemalan man, who said he obtained a fake driver's license from a Chattanoogan. ...read full article

Macy’s employee charged with taking customer’s credit card



NAPLES — A Macy’s employee landed in jail Monday after Naples police said she stole a customer’s credit card to go on several fraudulent shopping sprees. ...read full article

Breach Hits 2,400 MediCal Beneficiaries



The San Francisco Human Services Agency has notified approximately 2,400 MediCal beneficiaries and the federal government about a breach of protected health information, including Social Security numbers. ...read full article

Data breach at recruitment site



Gardaí are investigated a security breach at the recruitment website RecruitIreland.com. ...read full article


February 8, 2011


'Dead' man who stole brother's identity found in Hawaii



A man who believed his brother was dead has discovered he is alive and has been using his identity for almost 50 years. ...read full article

Car, identity theft ring arrests



JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Police in Flowood have made three arrests in a car burglary and identity theft ring. ...read full article

Survey: Consumers say ID theft down 28%



Consumers say the volume of identity theft crimes plummeted sharply last year, according to a survey released Tuesday by Javelin Strategy & Research. The number of victims fell from an estimated 11 million in 2009 to 8.1 million in 2010, Javelin found in its eighth annual survey of consumers, by far the largest drop in the history of the survey. ...read full article

Woman pleads not guilty to identity theft



BENNINGTON -- A former technician at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center pleaded not guilty Monday in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division to a felony count of identity theft and 10 misdemeanor charges of unauthorized computer access. ...read full article

Lawmaker gets firsthand lesson on Facebook identity theft



MILFORD -- State Rep. Kim Hunter Rose had never used Facebook chat. But about three weeks ago she discovered that, without her knowledge, someone was chatting with her friends. After a little more investigative work, Rose discovered that somebody had created a second Facebook account in her name, using a real picture of her. Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Lawmaker-gets-firsthand-lesson-on-Facebook-1001157.php#ixzz1DNNdQSpo ...read full article

Portable scanners 'pickpocket' data on credit cards, some say



A new type of cybercrime could be aimed at credit-card holders in central Ohio, but officials say proving it is next to impossible ...read full article

Trusting Smithfield woman proved to be costly



Larry Lester was in the intensive care unit of a hospital recovering from a heart attack and a car accident when longtime friend Linda T. Rowland paid him a visit ...read full article

Elderly Hellertown woman's aide admits opening credit cards in client's name



A Hellertown woman who served as an aide to an elderly borough woman admitted today to opening 13 credit cards and accruing more than $12,000 in charges and fees in the senior citizen's name. ...read full article

Father and son investigated in poaching scheme


State game officials say the Springfield men used others’ identities to purchase hunting tags


...read full article

Russian hacker avoids jail over WorldPay heist



A Russian hacker received a five-year suspended sentence on Tuesday after pleading guilty to playing a key part in the robbery of $10m from RBS WorldPay in November 2008. ...read full article

Apple Hit with Another Suit Alleging Privacy Violations



IDG News Service — Apple has been hit with another lawsuit accusing it of privacy violations for the way it shares information collected from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users with advertisers. ...read full article


February 7, 2011


Mobile insurance agent faces new charges: Using her dead mother's name for bank fraud



MOBILE, Ala. -- An insurance agent awaiting sentencing for defrauding her employer has been hit with new charges that allege bank fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article

Raceland woman charged with identity theft and forgery



A Raceland woman has been charged with forgery and identity theft. She used the identities of family members to open several credit cards and rack up thousands of dollars in debt. Police say that 38-year-old Brenda Munger of Raceland was taken into custody on Friday. ...read full article

Secret Service investigating identity theft cases



DAPHNE, Alabama -- The Daphne identity theft case in which a woman tried to cash a $75,000 check on the victim’s account has been turned over to the U.S. Secret Service now that authorities believe the same group is behind incidents in Atlanta and Niceville, Fla., as well as Mobile, Robertsdale and Saraland. ...read full article

Former courier, state trooper faces multiple criminal charges



A man shot by police last April in a West End parking garage after he allegedly defrauded a Nashville law firm now faces an 11-count indictment. ...read full article

The Monitor: Woman charged with identity theft



Chambersburg, Pa. — Beatric Martina Damian-Garcia, 35, was charged with forgery, identity theft and tampering with records or identification after Pennsylvania State Police said she used the date of birth and Social Security number of a woman to obtain a Pennsylvania photo identification card June 1, 2010, according to a news release issued Thursday. ...read full article

Bellevue woman charged with stealing $457,000 from Microsoft



SEATTLE -- A Bellevue woman has been accused of stealing $457,000 from Microsoft Corp. ...read full article

FBI to investigate Lake Wales fraud case



LAKE WALES - Lake Wales police have turned their city bank account fraud investigation over to the FBI. ...read full article

Nasdaq admits hackers planted malware on web portal



Nasdaq admitted on Saturday that unidentified hackers had succeeded in planting malware on one of its portals. ...read full article

Former Land O'Lakes pastor accused of identity theft



LAND O'LAKES — Donald Ewan never had an account with Fifth Third Bank, but there it was, an e-mail from the bank with his name on it, detailing a plan for Ewan to pay off an overdrawn line of credit for $21,816. ...read full article

8 People You Trust With Your Credit Card, But Shouldn't



It's amazing how often we blindly hand over our credit cards and numbers to so many people and businesses ...read full article

Health care fraud no longer a faceless crime



WASHINGTON — Health care fraud used to be a faceless crime — until now. ...read full article


February 4, 2011


Local Child Ends Up with $450 Cable Bill



AUGUSTA,G.A. --Eight year old Joshua Bennet has never even talked to a Comcast sales representative, but the cable provider claims the kid owes them $452. ...read full article

ID Thieves Targeting Children



Branson, MO — Identity theft continues to be an enforcement nightmare in this country. New figures show that the arrest rate for ID theft crimes is under 5%. And the victims are getting younger and younger. ...read full article

Woman Arrested Again On ID Theft Charges



FELTON, Calif. -- A woman who spent time in jail several years ago for identity theft is back in trouble with law after being arrested Wednesday. ...read full article

Rent-A-Center Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Identity Theft



A Sri Lankan man who managed a Rent-A-Center in Liberal, Kansas, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article

Summerville man charged with fraud and identity theft



COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have charged a 39-year-old Summerville man with fraud and identity theft. ...read full article

Sheriff Arpaio Phoenix workplace raid nets 7 arrests



Maricopa County sheriff's deputies Thursday made seven arrests on suspicion of identity theft at a rebar manufacturer in Phoenix near Sky Harbor International Airport. ...read full article

Woman sentenced in Pike County identity theft case



Janice Davis, 31, of Carbondale, was sentenced in Pike County Court this week to 18 months to four years in state prison for identity theft, forgery and criminal conspiracy. ...read full article

'Dating' site imports 250,000 Facebook profiles without permission



How does a unknown dating site, with the absurd intention of destroying Facebook, launch with 250,000 member profiles on the first day? ...read full article

Roman charged with identity theft



A Rome man remained in the Floyd County Jail on Thurs­day evening charged with identity theft, reports stated. ...read full article

Madison man trying to get Huntsville insurance job gives phony attorney general's letter



HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A 28-year-old Madison County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forging a letter from the Alabama Attorney General's Office when trying to get a job with a Huntsville insurance agency. ...read full article

Busy ID thief caught on tape in Wilsonville



CLACKAMAS, Ore. – A man suspected of numerous counts of identity theft was caught on camera in Wilsonville. Police have asked for help finding him. ...read full article

Multiple arrests made in credit card fraud ring



Louisiana State Police believe a 19-year-old McDonald’s employee from Lacombe was recruited by a criminal network to “skim” credit card numbers from drive-thru customers at the Mandeville restaurant. ...read full article

Madison County deputies probe ID thefts: 'The crooks are taking information in cyberspace'



Police are investigating a series of identity thefts in northern Madison County. ...read full article

Two men arrested in alleged mortgage payment scam



Two Las Vegas men were arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a scam to steal mortgage payments from homeowners, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said. ...read full article

Local man sentenced for bank fraud



Vincent Howard, 39, of Rochester, has was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to five years in prison for conviction of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article

Credit Report Resellers Exposed Consumers to Identity Theft: FTC



Three credit report resellers whose lax security procedures allowed hackers to steal the credit reports of nearly 2,000 consumers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to take reasonable steps to protect consumers' personal information against identity theft. ...read full article


February 3, 2011


17-Year-Long Identity Theft Case Ends With Arrest of California Man



A 17-year-long identify theft nightmare is finally over for a Florida man following the arrest of a California resident, Fox40.com reports. ...read full article

Dozens charged in identity theft ring



NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- New York authorities charged 27 people Wednesday in an identity theft ring that bought Apple computer products for resale. ...read full article

Identity theft through social media



AUSTIN (KXAN) - Identity theft impacts 15 million Americans every year. ...read full article

Simi Valley man arrested in identity theft scheme



A Simi Valley man has been arrested on allegations of identity theft, forgery, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and parole violation ...read full article

Fraud suspect waives hearing, heads to trial



Slapped with criminal charges amid allegations of identity theft, a Detroit man accused of using a fraudulent credit card to buy gift cards, clothing and electronics at the Canton Meijer is facing trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. ...read full article

Son, 25, charged with stealing from dad's estate


Joshua O'Neal Kraus is accused of taking $141,037.61 from his father's estate that rightfully belonged to his mother, authorities said.


...read full article

Phone Scam Catches Lakewood Resident, Serves As Reminder To Be Vigilent



LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) Scammers are getting more and more creative as they try to get to your personal and financial information. A Lakewood resident reports getting a phone call that led her to log onto her computer, then the caller hijacked her computer right before her eyes. ...read full article

Police: Corinth man stole elderly man's Social Security checks



CORINTH — A Corinth man was arrested by state police Jan. 24 and charged with stealing an elderly man’s Social Security check. ...read full article

State Police arrest six for stealing credit card info from Mandeville McDonald's customers



A credit card fraud ring allegedly operating out of a McDonald's restaurant in Mandeville used information from dozens of victims to buy more than $50,000 in goods, authorities said Wednesday. ...read full article

Police: Theft ring using stolen credit card numbers to load up on QVC goodies



BRIDGEPORT -- A ring of teenagers and adults have been using stolen credit card numbers to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars of gold jewelry from a national shopping network, which they then have delivered to vacant homes around the city, police said Wednesday. ...read full article

Kingston DWI suspect used another’s ID, cops say



KINGSTON — A 20-year-old city man has been accused of pretending to be someone else during an arrest for drunken driving, according to state police at Ulster. ...read full article

Identity thief tries to get cash from same bank with different IDs



TAMPA PALMS, Fla. - Tampa Police are searching for a bold suspect who tried to withdraw money twice from the same Tampa Palms bank using different stolen drivers' licenses. ...read full article

Protect Your Credit Card from Being Compromised by These Cons



Credit card con-artists can be extremely crafty, something you know first hand if you've found yourself entangled in one of their scams. It's not just people on the news; many Americans find themselves scammed each year. ...read full article

Univ. of Iowa Hospital discloses potential data breach



The University of Iowa Hospitals has disclosed a potential data breach involving the EMRs of several University of Iowa football players. The University of Iowa Hospitals issued a statement on Jan. 28. ...read full article

Consumers urged to step up wireless security



Consumers are once again being urged to use the latest (WPA2) encryption technology and apply strong passwords to protect home networks from snooping and other attacks. ...read full article

Researchers pry open Waledac, find 500,000 email passwords



Researchers have taken a peek inside the recently refurbished Waledac botnet, and what they've found isn't pretty. ...read full article

Book Store Security Breach Causing Financial Aid Problems For Some ECU Students



Almost a month after a security breach was recognized and fixed at a local bookstore near East Carolina University, unauthorized charges are still posting to some students' accounts. One student says that's a problem because he's temporarily losing financial aid money. ...read full article


February 1, 2011


Police investigate cyber crime


Reports of mail fraud and identity theft may have resulted in the arrest of at least one WSU student.


WSU Police served search warrants on campus in response to reports of identity theft and mail fraud, Sgt. Monte Griffin said. ...read full article

Scammers target elderly



An attempted identity theft of a 96-year-old Bradner woman was intercepted by her son before she saw the letter. ...read full article

Man gets 13 years in million-dollar scheme



An Atlanta man will spend 13 years in federal prison on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft related to an elaborate million-dollar scheme. ...read full article

Health services warns students about campus identity fraud



Upon going to Mary S. Shook Student Health Services, students will see signs displaying Appalachian State University Health Service’s policy—“ASU students wishing to receive services must present their own ASU ID.” ...read full article

Woman who defrauded 2 St. Charles County banks gets 25 months



Lourdes J. Burgos, 44, of Inglewood, Calif., was sentenced Jan. 28 in federal court in St. Louis to 25 months in prison on multiple fraud charges, including aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and misuse of a Social Security number. ...read full article

New FFIEC Guidelines Likely to Address Root Causes of Online Bank Fraud


Rampant Bank Phishing, Session Hijacking and Financial Malware Propagated by ZeuS Trojan and Spyeye Are Probable Priorities


...read full article

McDaniel warns of financial fraud



Little Rock, Ark. — It’s no longer necessary to step out of the house to shop, pay bills and talk to friends. In all three scenarios, individuals only need an Internet connection. ...read full article

The Safe Way to Use Public Wifi



Anyone who spends a lot of time working on a computer can speak volumes on the value of a change of scenery. Spending all of your time in the same chair in the same room can lead to a strong sense of monotony that can drive productivity into the ground. ...read full article

5 New Online Security Threats to Avoid



CIO — I don't spend a lot of time on Facebook, so when I got an e-mail from the social networking site telling me "you haven't been back to Facebook recently" and here are some messages you missed, it didn't seem odd. I clicked on the link, wondering what one of my friends was doing. ...read full article

Voter Fraud is identity theft--is it a threat?



The Wisconsin Legislature is following the trend lead by other states to require proper identification in order to vote. Voter fraud occurs when an imposter casts a vote in the name of another person—it is identity fraud. Like other forms of identity theft, voter identity fraud is nearly impossible to detect and few cases are prosecuted. ...read full article

Pearl River financial advisor charged with $119,000 identity theft



PEARL RIVER - A Pearl River financial advisor has been charged with grand larceny after allegedly draining a client's annuity account of $119,000 over a three-year period. ...read full article

Hailsham hacker ordered to pay back £124,000



A computer hacker from Hailsham who set up frauds to feed a gambling habit has been ordered to pay more than £100,000. ...read full article

Arrest made in Laguna Beach credit card skimming



LAGUNA BEACH – Police arrested a 27-year-old Glendale man Thursday in connection with placing credit card skimming devices on gas pumps at the Shell Station on Pacific Coast Highway last summer, authorities announced Friday. ...read full article

Thousands of Five County Credit Union Customers Issued New Cards Following Security Breach



Several thousand customers of Five County Credit Union are getting new debit and credit cards after security breaches involving an unnamed retailer and processing center. ...read full article

Guggenheim family imposters arrested on charges of attempt to defraud



New York (CNN) -- A trio of Guggenheim family impersonators were charged Monday after allegedly trying to defraud investors by soliciting money and promoting bogus investment opportunities by posing as family members or representatives of the prominent American family, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York said Monday. ...read full article

Ireland expels Russian diplomat over spy passports



DUBLIN—Ireland ordered a Russian diplomat to be expelled Tuesday, after an investigation concluded that the country's intelligence service used stolen Irish identities as cover for spies operating in the United States. ...read full article


 

Contact Information

Center for Identity Management and
Information Protection
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
315.792.3231
drebovich@utica.edu
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502