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

Identity Theft News

New York State Comptroller , May 2, 2021

Report: The Increasing Threat of Identity Theft

By Office of the Comptroller

Identity theft cases surged in New York State in 2020, inflicting financial losses on individuals and threatening disruption to government programs as well as private financial institutions. full article
TechRepublic , March 31, 2021

Tax refund phishing scam targets university students and staffers

The IRS is warning of a phishing scam that promises refund information but looks to capture Social Security numbers and other sensitive data.

By Lance Whitney

With tax season in bloom, cybercriminals have launched a series of phishing attacks aimed at university students and employees eager to receive potential tax refunds. full article
The National Law Review , March 31, 2021

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

U.S. Department of Labor Launches New Online Resource for Victims

Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) fraud has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars’ worth of fraudulent claims being filed across the United States. full article
WJAR NBC 10 News , February 12, 2021

Consumer Alert: Experts warn pandemic will increase tax ID theft

By Emily Volz

As tax season gets underway, experts are warning that this year, we're more vulnerable than ever to tax identity theft. Fortunately, there's a new way to protect your return. full article
WWNY News Channel 7 , February 11, 2021

Parents speak out about deployed son’s suspected identity theft

By Keith Benman

It’s a suspected case of identity theft. Parents figured out something was wrong when they got unemployment documents in the mail for their son, who’s deployed with the Air Force. It just didn’t add up and soon they found out they aren’t alone. full article
New York Times , February 6, 2021

Is Your Vaccine Card Selfie a Gift for Scammers? Maybe

You finally got your vaccine, and you’re excited to share the proof. Here’s why that may not be a good idea, and what you can do instead.

By Christine Hauser

Some experts are warning that the information on your celebratory photo might make you vulnerable to identity theft or scams. full article
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