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

April 2015 News Archive

April 27, 2015

At this pace, Medicare won't stop identity theft


Medicare officials are going to protect 50 million elderly and disabled enrollees from identity theft. Someday. Unfortunately, middle-aged identity thieves will likely hit Medicare age before the change full article

Local Woman Upset With IRS Over Identity Theft Case

By Sarah Schwabe

Betty Williams says it's been more than a year since it happened, and the IRS still hasn't cleared everything up. full article

April 22, 2015

“I’m livid:” Victim of identity theft gets notice from IRS, her tax refund may be going to someone else

By Bret Lemoine

A truly “taxing” experience for a Franklin woman who is the victim of identity theft. She didn’t know it until she got a letter in the mail from the IRS. Her tax refund could be going to someone else, and she’s not the only victim dealing with a mess like this. full article

April 20, 2015

Child identity theft on the rise

By Janice O'Shea

Identity theft is on the rise, but it might not be what you expect. full article

April 18, 2015

Income tax identity theft season isn't over yet

By Steve Weisman

he April 15th deadline for the filing of federal income taxes has come and gone, but if you have become a victim of income tax identity theft this tax season, your problems have only just begun full article

April 17, 2015

Identity Theft Poses Extra Troubles for Children

By Ron Lieber

she may have fallen victim to thieves who gained access to Social Security numbers and other personal data from the health insurance giant Anthem full article

April 13, 2015

Almost 800,000 victims of identity theft over past year

By John Collett

More than 772,000 people, or 5 per cent of the adult population of Australia, have been the victims of identity theft over the past 12 months. full article

Why Identity Theft Victims Wait 9 Months for Their Tax Refund

By Christine DiGangi

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers experience significantly delayed refunds every year because of tax-related identity theft. That delay lasted an average of 278 days full article

April 9, 2015

Florida identity theft capital of US

Federal Trade Commission figures quoted by the Justice Department said Florida had the highest rate of identity theft of anywhere in the US in 2013 and 2014, with 186.3 complaints per 100,000 residents. full article

April 6, 2015

Identity theft a problem as tax deadline nears

By Caleb Calhoun

there is one problem that has continued to grow over the years — identity theft full article

April 5, 2015

How to prevent identity fraud at tax time

By Jeff Reeves

But even more frustrating is paying your taxes to what you think is the IRS, only to discover later that you've been a victim of fraud. full article

Better Business Bureau: Identity theft a persistent threat

More than 300,000 identity theft complaints in 2014

By The Better Business Bureau

This is not a boy-who-cried-wolf situation. ID thieves are not imaginary predators. They are attacking their victims continuously and the need is for heightened diligence on the part of the public. full article