CIMIP - Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

September 2013 News Archive



September 30, 2013


24 Suspects Arrested in Phoenix Identity Theft Case



The Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department has executed a search warrant at the headquarters of a Phoenix based janitorial business and made a number of arrests for alleged identity theft. The suspects are thought to have used false identification to open lines of credit, make large purchases and illegally gain employment. ...read full article


September 26, 2013


Federal Authorities Indict 55 People in Massive Identity Theft Bust



Fifty-five individuals have been indicted for their alleged participation in a fraudulent tax-return scheme operating out of San Diego. Authorities claim the scheme generated $7 million and victimized more than 2,000 individuals. ...read full article


September 25, 2013


Seven Identity Theft Prevention Tips for Senior Citizens



Learn 7 tips to help safe-guard you identity and reduce your likelihood of falling victim to what Experian credit bureau experts refer to as the fastest rising types of identity theft: fraudulent tax returns and medical care fraud. ...read full article


September 24, 2013


Identity Theft Ring Swindles Major Phone Companies Out of Thousands of Cell Phones



A Michigan identity theft ring has allegedly used “credit mules” to illegitimately obtain thousands of new, subsidized cell phones from major phone companies by using stolen identities to sign new service contracts or to execute “account takeovers.” ...read full article


September 19, 2013


Ohio Identity Theft Unit Helps Victims Recover Loses



Ohio’s Identity Theft Unit works in two ways to assist victims of identity theft. In the first year of existence, the unit has helped to recover a total of $250,000 through its Traditional Assistance Program and Self Help Program. ...read full article

Suffolk Police Seek Help in Identifying Identity Theft Suspect



A man seen in surveillance photos is wanted in connection with unauthorized use of a woman’s credit card account to purchase gift cards from the Home Depot. ...read full article


September 18, 2013


New Jersey Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Participation in Complex Identity Theft Scheme



Sang-Kyu Seo, 63, conspired with others to buy and sell identity documents to be used by others to commit fraud. More specifically, the conspirators of the scheme worked to obtain Social Security Cards with the prefix “586.” ...read full article


September 16, 2013


USAO Addresses Montgomery Identity Theft Problem



The Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention has been given to Assistant United States Attorney Todd Brown in Montgomery, Alabama. Brown serves as the coordinator for the identity theft and tax fraud cases for the Middle District of Alabama. Read more to learn about the efforts to combat Montgomery’s identity theft epidemic. ...read full article


September 11, 2013


LA Identity Theft Scheme, 8 Members of Street Gang Plead Guilty



Eight members of the Armenian Power street gang are guilty of federal charges including aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and racketeering. They are among 70 members of the Hollywood gang formed in the 1980s who were charged two years ago for using skimming devices to steal strangers debit card information. ...read full article


September 10, 2013


Deceased Persons May Be Targeted By Identity Thieves



This article discusses a family’s encounter with identity theft perpetrated against their deceased son. It also includes tips for preventing similar occurrences from happening. ...read full article


September 4, 2013


Woman Receives Two Year Sentence for ID Theft, Tax Fraud



A Montgomery, Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to file more than 1,000 false tax returns which fraudulently claimed over $1.7 million in returns. ...read full article

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft



Learn ten things you can do to reduce your exposure to identity theft. ...read full article


September 3, 2013


Statewide Project in Florida Provides Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Identity Theft



Seniors vs. Crime is a special project supported by the Florida Attorney General’s Office which helps to educate and protect senior citizens from harmful activities. This article discusses tips for avoiding identity theft. ...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