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Identity Theft News



Detroit Free Press , March 21, 2019

No, you can't pay to remove ID from the dark web. Here's what to do


By Susan Tompor


Not many people understand how the dark web work and may easily be fooled into thinking that purchasing identity theft protection can make sure that any data of you on the dark web will be erased. However, that is not the case. People must be careful and not fall for scams that may promise that service. ...read full article
NBC , March 21, 2019

Identity Theft Suspect Had Profiles of Over 20,000 People



Two men have been arrested in Claremont on suspicion of identity theft after officers pulled them over and found stolen mail, credit cards, phony drivers licenses and a key used to open community mailboxes, police said Wednesday. ...read full article
CEOworld , March 20, 2019

Six Questions To Ask Your Identity Theft Protection Company


By Alexandra Dimitropoulou


A series of questions that can be asked to your identity theft protection company to ensure that you are receiving the best protection you can. These questions can also you understand how these companies attempt to protect your data. ...read full article
MoneyTips , March 20, 2019

Utility Scams And Identity Theft


How to Protect Yourself From These Scammers



This article touches on a scam that has a person impersonating a utility to worker to trick people in handing over money and other personal information. Utility companies don't make threats requiring immediate payment to avoid shutoff. They will send at least one disconnection notice by mail and provide several payment options to avoid shutoff by a certain time. ...read full article
Fox , March 19, 2019

How to protect your child from identity theft


By Linda Bell


Javelin Strategy Research Opens a New Window. says more than one million children were victims of identity fraud in 2017. Experian Opens a New Window. says child identity fraud or theft will affect 25 percent of kids before turning 18. Bart McDonough, author of Cyber Smart knows first-hand about child identity theft. His youngest daughter had a tax return filed in her name when she was much younger. ...read full article
KDLT , March 18, 2019

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Identity Theft Case


By Associated Press


The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes. ...read full article
Eurweb , March 4, 2019

PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT (A REMINDER)!


By LARRY S. BUFORD


An article discussing the statistics of the amount of identity theft taking place. About seven million people are affected by identity theft every year. The article goes in depth about the importance of keeping documents secured that could be used to steal one's identity. ...read full article
KXNET , March 1, 2019

Fraud Expert Shares Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft


By Renee Cooper


A short article that revolves around securing and monitoring your bank account to limit the damage that could occur during an identity theft attack. ...read full article
PYMNTS , February 28, 2019

Equifax Chief Hit By Identity Theft Three Times



Equifax CEO Mark Begor has been the victim of identity theft three times in the past 10 years. Begor made the confession after U.S. Representative Katie Porter asked the CEO to share his Social Security Number, birth date, and address at the public hearing during an exchange about security and privacy concerns. ...read full article
KSBY , February 24, 2019

Lompoc man arrested for several identity theft related charges


By Kelsey McFarland


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Arvan Washington III was found to be in possession of numerous suspected fraudulent checks, credit and debit cards, counterfeiting equipment, federal income tax documents, and social security cards. ...read full article
ZDNet , February 23, 2019

Less than one in 10 Americans take necessary steps to prevent identity theft


Most Americans think they will be victims of cyber crime -– yet not many are concerned about it


By Eileen Brown


A detailed article that goes through multiple identity theft statistics and focuses on how few people defend themselves because they are not well informed on how these crimes occur. ...read full article
Bankrate.com , February 21, 2019

How to use a credit freeze to combat identity theft


By NICOLE DIEKER


Article goes through the steps of how to freeze your bank account when you suspect that your identity has been stolen. It provides information on how it can be beneficial to know how to freeze your accounts. ...read full article
CBS , February 12, 2019

Identity Theft Suspect Caught With Stolen Mail, W-2s And Drugs In Arlington



A man was arrested when he was caught dumpster diving for personal identification information. This is a way for people to obtain information that can help them steal somebodies identity by searching through their garbage. It is important to always dispose of documents with personal information on it responsibly ...read full article
NASDAQ , February 11, 2019

How Blockchain Can Fight Fraud Based on Know-Your-Customer Data



An article which goes into the detail of Blockchain technology and how it can help fight fraud for businesses. This will help lower the chances of a business getting breached and having their customer's person information stolen. ...read full article
AJC , February 2, 2019

Police: Tennessee man charged with ID theft kept victim's wallet in fanny pack


By Bob D'Angelo


Julian R. Mitchell, 20, was booked into the Davidson County Jail after the Thursday incident, the television station reported. Mitchell tried to use the victim's card, but a fraud alert determined that the card was either lost or stolen. ...read full article
Cointelegraph , February 2, 2019

Crypto Thief Indicted in New York's First SIM Swapping Prosecution


By Adrian Zmudzinski


Dawson Bakies, has been accused of stealing the identities of over 50 victims in the United States, and also stealing funds from some of them. The 20-year-old man has been charged with identity theft, grand larceny, computer tampering and scheme to defraud among other charges in a New York State Supreme Court indictment. ...read full article
NBC , January 28, 2019

How to identify tax identity theft



Goes over what to look for that may indicate that you are a victim of identity theft. Examples of suspicious activity include receiving tax-related documents that you did not request and should not receive, including receiving a bogus refund. Occasionally, information meant to be delivered to the thief will be sent to you by mistake. ...read full article
Bankrate.com , January 26, 2019

Solutions for identity theft victims during the government shutdown


By MICHELLE BLACK


Various tips on how to keep yourself safe and how to deal with identity theft during the government shutdown. ...read full article
MSNBC , January 12, 2019

Shutdown blocks help for identity theft victims, as FTC goes dark


By Jon Schuppe


Identity theft services are one piece of the FTC's suspended operations. Its Do Not Call Registry is offline, as is the Consumer Sentinel Network, which helps law enforcement agents track identity fraud and other consumer complaints. While the FTC doesn't intervene on a victim's behalf directly, it offers step-by-step advice on how to handle their particular circumstance, and it allows them to file a complaint, which generates an affidavit they can use to alert credit agencies and financial institutions. ...read full article
CBS , January 10, 2019

7 Arrested In Keller Related To Identity Theft Ring Investigation



Seven people were arrested in Keller Thursday morning as part of an identity theft ring investigation, police say. An investigation by authorities in Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, the Secret Service and the North Texas Financial Crimes Task Force led them to a house near Shady Grove Road and Buckner Lane in Keller in the early morning hours. ...read full article
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