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Center for Identity Management
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Dr. Donald Rebovich,
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315.792.3231
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Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

Identity Theft News



Chicago Tribune , November 28, 2018

Man charged with stealing Deerfield resident's identity in credit card scheme


By Steve Sadin


Matthew T. Maciejewski, 35, of Chicago, was arrested by Deerfield police Nov. 13 and charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. He was picked up in Harwood Heights on a warrant issued six months earlier by a Lake County Criminal Court judge, according to Deerfield police reports. ...read full article
New York Post , November 28, 2018

Feds bust cybercrime ring that used fake websites to scam advertisers


By Emily Saul


Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn dismantled two international cybercrime rings for defrauding digital advertisers out of more than $30 million -- arresting seven Russians and a Kazakh man for running the scheme. The crew of hackers are accused of using malware to artificially inflate the number of visitors to websites across the world in order to drive up web traffic on fake websites they owned and defraud advertisers for nonexistent business. ...read full article
Stamford Advocate , November 23, 2018

Bridgeport man charged in identify theft, credit card fraud


By Jim Shay


A 28-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested on fraudulent use of credit cards, larceny and identity theft charges. Jovan Boyd, of Worth Street, was arrested on a court warrant Tuesday charging him with third-degree identity theft, making a false statement to procure issuance of a credit card, credit card theft, fourth-degree larceny, embezzlement and four counts of conspiracy. ...read full article
Your Central Valley , November 20, 2018

Car break-ins linked to identity theft crimes, investigators say


By Alexan Balekian


Identity theft crimes are on the rise all across the Central Valley, and experts believe car break-ins are a big reason why. When personal property and information is stolen out of parked cars it sets people up to become victims of identity theft and fraud. ...read full article
Fox , November 20, 2018

Former Green Bay woman pleads guilty to filing false tax returns and identity theft


By FOX 11 News


-A former Green Bay woman accused of filing more than 50 false federal income tax returns has plead guilty. Alma Ramirez, 40, is charged with wire fraud, assisting in filing false tax returns, seeking fraudulent tax refunds and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article
abc-7 , November 19, 2018

Don't let your kids' school release their personal data


Identity thieves love to steal children's identities, and you need to take the right steps to help prevent it



Identity thieves love to steal children's identities. Nobody thinks to check their child's credit report because there's no reason to expect them to have one. Criminals can exploit the stolen identity undetected for years, until the child grows up to find his or her credit ruined. ...read full article
MarketWatch , November 14, 2018

EZShield Launches Mobile Defense Suite



EZShield, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group ("Wicks") and the leader in digital identity protection and resolution, today announced a breakthrough in protecting Personally Identifiable Info. ...read full article
BizWoman , November 12, 2018

Beat cybercrime fears by shopping safely online


By Caitlin Mullen


Americans worry most about cybercrime: 71 percent are frequently or occasionally worried hackers will get their credit card or other personal information, while 67 percent worry frequently or occasionally about their identity being stolen. This article goes through varies statistics involving cyber-crimes. ...read full article
Yahoo news , November 8, 2018

How to Prevent Identity Theft Online



Preventing identity theft is about creating obstacles that make it harder for criminals to breach your identity in the first place. Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself from identity theft. ...read full article
Beta News , November 6, 2018

Consumers still reuse passwords despite knowing the risks


By Ian Barker


Despite almost half of US consumers (49 percent) believing their security habits make them vulnerable to information fraud or identity theft, 51 percent admit to reusing passwords and PINs across multiple accounts. ...read full article
MarketWatch , November 1, 2018

EZShield + IdentityForce Provide Holiday Shopping Tips to Protect Consumers Against Identity Theft


By Maria Miller and Justine Schneider


EZShield and IdentityForce provide a few tips on how consumers can be safe during the holiday season by providing tips to help protect your identity. ...read full article
KVUE ABC , October 29, 2018

Austin psychologists convicted in multiple charges after fraud investigation


Dr. William Dubin and his son, Dr. David Dubin, were found guilty in a fraud investigation involving Psychological A.R.T.S.


By Drew Knight


A jury has convicted Dr. William Joseph Dubin, 73, and his son, Dr. David Fox Dubin, 33 of one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks, and two counts of offering to pay and paying illegal kickback, while his son was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of health care fraud and aiding and abetting health care fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. ...read full article
Slate , October 25, 2018

Why Facebook Isn't Helping Its Users Who Got Hacked


Because in big corporate data breaches, the law and the courts aren't on victims' side.


By WILL OREMUS


Last month, Facebook announced that hackers had stolen the private data of some 30 million users, exploiting a series of bugs in the company's login system. The victims are now vulnerable to all kinds of fraud, from phishing attempts to identity theft to attempts to gain access to their other online accounts. Facebook is not helping the victims of this breech since it is not required by law. ...read full article
CNBC , October 17, 2018

People in this state are at the highest risk for identity theft


By Darla Mercado


According to a study by WalletHub, Nevada ranks number one in the country for the most cases of Identity theft. Last year Nevada had about 128 identity theft complaints per capita. The average amount of money lost due to online identity theft was about $13,500. ...read full article
Argus Leader , August 10, 2018

Man sentenced for identity theft of 'hundreds of victims' across Midwest


By Trevor Mitchell


A Maryland man has been sentenced for his role in an identity theft scheme causing approximately $60,000 in losses for local credit unions and banks across the Midwest. ...read full article
The Sacramento Bee , August 4, 2018

Statewide identity theft operation busted at Rancho Cordova hotel, Folsom police say


By Anna Buchmann


Two people have recently been arrested for a large amount of identity theft. The pair had hundreds of items tied to identity theft, including fake driver's licenses, credit cards, passports, gift cards and checks, police said, as well as equipment for making such items. ...read full article
nwi.com , August 2, 2018

Merrillville woman among 3 indicted for wire fraud, identity theft in scheme to defraud IRS


By Lauren Cross


Three women have been accused in federal court of defrauding the IRS for more than three years in an alleged scheme that involved them filing false tax returns for clients and pocketing the refund money by charging outrageous fees. ...read full article
CNET , August 1, 2018

FBI nabs alleged hackers in theft of 15M credit cards from Chipotle, others


By Aflred NG


The DOJ has arrested three high-ranking members of the international hacking group FIN7. The cybercrime ring was behind attacks on restaurants like Chipotle, Chili's and Arby's. They have been said to have done a lot of damage to the chain restaurants and have stolen over 15 million credit card records. ...read full article
wane.com , July 31, 2018

Fort Wayne woman sentenced for mail, identity theft


By Wane Staff Reports


Erin Clowser, a woman from Fort Wayne, has recently pleaded guilty to access device fraud, theft of mail, and aggravated identity theft. She had been stealing mail from the area and using residents person identifying information to take money for personal gain. ...read full article
SUX911 , July 29, 2018

Sioux City man arrested on theft, identity theft charges


By UNKNOWN


Nathan Berry was charged with second-degree theft and identity theft. Berry took a credit card number belonging to his grandparents without their permission or authorization. He used the card multiple times charging over $1300 dollars. ...read full article
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