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Identity Theft News

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.


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. 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. 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. 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. full article , 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. 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. full article , 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. full article
SUX911 , July 29, 2018

Sioux City man arrested on theft, identity theft charges


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. full article
22 News , July 26, 2018

25 charged in federal sweep of identity theft, benefit fraud suspects

By Monica Ricci

Twenty-five people have recently been charged with identity theft. They used the stolen identities to apply for benefits that they would not usually receive due to the fact that they are illegally in the United States. full article , July 20, 2018

Former Alabama bank president pleads guilty to identity theft in $100,000 fraud scheme

By Carol Robinson

John Kevin Vann, former bank president, used his position to access to customer names, addresses and other personal information that he used to take out 31 fraudulent loans. He redirected the proceeds of the loans to himself, to businesses he controlled, or to his creditors. full article
lohud , July 16, 2018

Woman accused of identity theft to buy car from Westchester dealer

By Michael P. McKinney

Shamakia Walker has recently been accused of using someone else's identity to buy a Toyota SUV from a Mount Kisco dealership.Walker went to Mariano Rivera Toyota and used someone else's identifying information to secure a loan for a car. Walker used a fraudulent New Jersey driver's license and had knowledge of the person's employment history, according to authorities. full article
Daily Press , July 12, 2018

Brothers plead guilty in identity theft, fraud scheme that netted over $1.5 million

By Matt Jones

Two brothers have recently been convicted for stealing over $1.5 million from local businesses.The brothers used stolen identities to open accounts at local banks and retail stores. Using the fraudulent identification the brothers received thousands of dollars towards what officials say was used for personal use only. The brothers manipulated and stole from many people around them thus, allowing them to bring in the amount of money they did. full article
The Kansas City Star , July 10, 2018

Former NBA player sentenced in Kansas City to federal prison for fraud, identity theft

By Aaron Randle

Former NBA player Kermit Washington was sentenced to six years in federal prison without parole and ordered to pay $967,158 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays after pleading guilty in November to two counts of filing a false tax return and one account of aggravated identity theft. Washington's charity, The Sixth Man Foundation, while operating as Project Contact Africa, used eBay and a PayPal account to facilitate more than $12 million in payments for items that included counterfeit software. Washington was found to have diverted the funds to an array of personal expenses including rent payments, vacation trips and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. full article , July 6, 2018

Stockton trio sentenced in massive identity theft case

By Roger Phillips

An alert cashier became suspicious when the store's check-cashing device rejected, a woman named Jeanne Mendoza's, check for $200.The store manager then followed her outside and snapped a photo with the license number of the rented U-Haul pickup she had departed in. After they had left, the manager placed a call to Ripon police, who located and arrested the trio of identity thieves. It has been reported that the trio had been making a living stealing mail, credit cards and packages, and writing bad checks on accounts that did not belong to them. In addition,the reported pickup contained things such as 1,100 pieces of mail stolen from 400 victims as well as more things that were not mentioned further from officials. full article
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