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

September 2015 News Archive

September 29, 2015

GOP lawmaker backs bill to combat identity theft

By Cory Bennett

A House Republican wants to reduce identity theft by keeping Social Security numbers off many federal tax forms. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act, which would let companies use an alternative to the Social Security number on the W-2 tax form, issued to every employee earning at least $600 a year. full article

How to keep scammers from pulling an ID theft double whammy

By Adam Levin

When it comes to data security and the real-life impact of identity theft, public awareness is at an all-time high. But there is still great confusion and ignorance about what it is, how it happens, and what can be done to avoid the pitfalls of life after a data breach or personal compromise. full article

Identity theft hit 7% of U.S. population last year

By Martyn Williams

Almost 18 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States last year, with the majority of crimes targeting credit cards and bank accounts, the Department of Justice said Sunday. full article

September 7, 2015

Ohio AG: Complaints of Identity Theft Top 3,500

By Sean Rowe

The state's attorney general says his office got more than 3,500 complaints of identity theft over the first three years of a special unit designed to thwart it. full article

Logan care giver guilty of aggravated identity theft

By Staff Report

A Logan County home care giver pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week to identity theft and agreed to serve a 24 month prison sentence and agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $56,543.93 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. Crystal Hullett, age 38, of Russellville, pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated identity theft before U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers on Sept. 2, 2015. full article

Congressman is tax ID theft victim

By Kay Bell

Identity theft has become an epidemic, claiming more than 10 million victims in the past 5 years, according to the Federal Trade Commission. You can add 1 more particularly ironic victim to the 2015 tax ID theft list: Rep. Jason Chaffetz full article