Identity Theft News


News Archive


Contact Information

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

September 2014 News Archive

September 30, 2014

Study Finds Many Do Not Take Proper Precautions to Prevent ID Theft

A recent study conducted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network has reportedly identified areas of concern in identity theft prevention which may be leaving many Americans exposed to potential identity theft victimization. full article

September 29, 2014

5 Identity Theft Prevention Tips

This article discusses 5 simple tips to help prevent identity theft. full article

September 24, 2014

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Costs IRS $5 Billion in 2013

A report from the Government Accountability Office suggests that identity tax refund frauds cost the Internal Revenue Service more than $5 billion in tax year 2013. full article

19 Indicted in Connection with Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

A 16-month long, multi-agency investigation has yielded sufficient evidence for a federal grand jury to indict 19 people for their alleged participation in an Atlanta fraud ring. full article

September 23, 2014

Salon Owner Charged for Credit Card Fraud

The Robertson County Grand Jury has indicted a 36 year-old salon owner on charges of identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation alleges that the woman fraudulently used the credit card information of a salon patron to make illegitimate purchases. full article

September 18, 2014

Former Mayor Convicted on 11 Counts in Fraud, ID Theft Case

A former mayor has been convicted after a 2 week trial for falsifying loan documents and lying to federal investigators about a farmland purchase. The 37 year-old was found guilty on various charges including aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. full article

September 17, 2014

Participants in International Car and Identity Theft Ring Plead Guilty

Two men have pleaded guilty to taking part in a West-African based international car and identity theft ring. The defendants have admitted to purchasing stolen credit cards and corresponding counterfeit driver’s licenses from a Singapore-based “carder” website. The stolen identities were used to purchase vehicles from U.S.-based car dealerships and they were then exported to Africa. full article

September 16, 2014

Five Charged in Identity Theft Ring Involving Bank Tellers

Five individuals, three of which were employed as bank tellers, have been charged for participating in an identity theft ring. The bank tellers are accused of stealing personal and financial information from hundreds of victims. full article

Three Charged Following $30,000 Identity Theft Spree

Three California residents have been indicted on multiple charges after authorities allege they fraudulently obtained credit cards and used them to purchase merchandise and gift cards at various retail locations in Idaho. full article

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Aggravated ID Theft

A tax preparer in Virginia has admitted to misusing the personally identifying information of approximately 20 clients to fraudulently apply for credit, which she then used illegitimately for personal gain. full article

September 12, 2014

Massive Identity Theft Ring Leader Pleads Guilty

The leader of a scheme that targeted many elderly victims has admitted to stealing the personally identifying information of hundreds to file false tax returns and receive illegitimate refunds. More than 58 people have been indicted in connection with the scheme, including multiple foreign students who were in the United States in visas. full article

September 11, 2014

Federal Jury Convicts Leader of Identity Theft Ring

A federal jury has convicted a 26 year-old man on nine counts for operating an identity theft ring out of a luxury Dallas hotel room. full article