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Center for Identity Management
and Information Protection
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

October 2019 News Archive

News4Jax , October 8, 2019

How to protect your child from identity theft

Children are a target for identity theft scammers

By Ivanhoe Newswire

In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity theft or fraud. Two-thirds of those affected were aged seven or younger. Simply obtaining a child’s Social Security number allows scammers to open new accounts or make big purchases and run up a lot of debt. The problem? You might not even know about it until years later. full article

Boing Boing , October 7, 2019

Identity theft's newest target: your face


According to the New York Daily News, Google contractors told these biometric test subjects that they were just going to play a “selfie game”, and they'd even get paid for it. Paid all of five bucks so that Google could use their identity to build more accurate facial recognition, holding onto their facial model forever. And it gets even worse, not only were contractors reportedly lying, but they also targeted the homeless and others in dire financial straits, hoping they were less likely to complain publicly. full article