CIMIP - Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

December 2013 News Archive



December 31, 2013


Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft in the New Year



Consider adopting some of these practices to safeguard your identity in the coming year ...read full article

Identity Theft Used to Pay Thousands in Parking Tickets



A Department of Investigations inquiry has found that individuals have used stolen credit card information to pay parking tickets costing thousands of dollars. The tickets were paid using the City of New York’s website. ...read full article


December 28, 2013


Father Allegedly Steals Son’s Identity



A Bronx man has been arrested after allegedly using his son’s personal identification information, including his Social Security number, to open multiple accounts. ...read full article


December 26, 2013


'Skimmer’ Devices Illegal in Michigan



Legislation signed by Governor Rick Snyder has banned the sale, purchase, or use of ‘skimmer’ devices in Michigan. ...read full article


December 19, 2013


Target Data Breach: What You Need to Know



Learn more about the recent data breach experienced by retail giant Target. Also included are tips for detecting and preventing card fraud. ...read full article


December 18, 2013


Former SDSU Employee Charged With Identity Theft



A former South Dakota State University secretary has been charged with identity theft after she allegedly opened multiple credit cards in the name of a fellow employee. ...read full article

Are You at Risk for ‘Porch Pirating’ This Holiday Season?



Learn ways to avoid this trend in identity theft crimes which occurs when delivered packages are stolen from your doorstep when no one is home. ...read full article


December 16, 2013


Police Arrest Identity Theft Ring Leaders



A Washington couple, described as repeat identity theft offenders, has been arrested after police say they swindled Snohomish County residents out of more than $200,000.


December 12, 2013


Report Finds Identity Theft Losses Total More Than All Other Property Crimes Combined



A new report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that Americans suffered $10 billion more in identity theft costs last year than all other property crimes measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey. ...read full article


December 11, 2013


Identity Theft Described as Maine’s Most Prevalent Crime



A recent victimization study conducted by the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service has indicated that identity theft is the most prevalent crime in Maine. ...read full article


December 8, 2013


NY Man Receives Prison Sentence for Aggravated Identity Theft, Access Device Fraud



Maurice Pugh has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his participation in a scheme to create fake credit cards using stolen IDs. The scheme affected 400 individuals and 59 financial institutions. ...read full article


December 5, 2013


California Couple Commits Cross-County ID Theft Scheme



A California couple has pleaded guilty subsequent to their arrest in February at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The couple was found to be in possession of approximately 100 fraudulent credit cards at the time of their arrest. ...read full article


December 4, 2013


Holiday Season May Mean Increased Risk for Identity Theft



Use caution when you are online this holiday season to avoid phishing attacks and spoofed websites that seek to gather information that will later be used to commit identity theft. ...read full article


December 3, 2013


New Law to Combat Child Identity Theft



Under a new law, authored by Pennsylvania State Rep. Matt Baker, children under the age of 18 will be considered members of a protected class of identity theft victims. Under the new statute, when an offense is perpetrated against a member of a protected class, the grading of the offense is increased by one degree. ...read full article

Oneonta Police Arrest Identity Theft, Forgery Suspect



Lafayette Alexander, 57, of Hollis, NY has been accused of fraudulently applying for a business loan. It is alleged that he presented a fake driver’s license and other false documents with the identity of another individual. ...read full article


December 2, 2013


Cyber Monday Identity Theft Prevention



When making holiday purchases online remember to take steps to safeguard your personal information. Follow these suggestions to ensure you are not at risk this holiday shopping season. ...read full article

VA Cardholders May Be at Risk of Identity Theft Schemes



The Department of Veterans Affairs warns cardholders that identification cards issued since 2004 may be scanned using a smartphone or barcode app to reveal the cardholder’s Social Security number. ...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