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Center for Identity Management
and Information Protection
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
315.792.3231
drebovich@utica.edu
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

April 2015 News Archive



April 27, 2015


At this pace, Medicare won't stop identity theft


By THE EDITORIAL BOARD


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