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Identity Theft News



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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read full article
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