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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

July 2015 News Archive



July 29, 2015


Man convicted of identity theft, fake organizations for veterans


By Austin Baird


For the better part of three years, Alan Michael Bartlett of Owosso, Mich., was the leader of U.S. Disabled Veterans, LLC and U.S. Handicapped-Disadvantaged Services, LLC. ...read full article


July 27, 2015


Facial recognition software helps state fight ID fraud


By Paul Giblin


The Arizona Department of Transportation has increased the number of potential fraudulent ID cases it has detected by about 860 percent, on average, since implementing facial-recognition technology earlier this year. ...read full article


July 10, 2015


San Antonio women indicted for wire fraud, identity theft


By Dawns Brooks


A San Antonio woman was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in connection with wire fraud and identity theft. ...read full article


July 6, 2015


IRS Combats Identity Theft, Protects Taxpayers in Collaborative Effort


By St. George News


The IRS joined Thursday with representatives of tax preparation and software firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to announce a sweeping collaborative effort to combat identity theft refund fraud and protect the nation’s taxpayers. ...read full article

Feds take action against sellers of non-existent credit or identity theft monitoring service


By Jennifer Abel


Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, announced an action against two “credit card add-on product vendors” — sellers of services such as identity theft protection or credit monitoring — for billing customers for add-on services they never actually received. ...read full article

A new early warning of identity theft is proposed


By Annamaria Androits


Sen. Schumer on Monday sent a letter to Equifax EFX -0.44%, Experian and TransUnion, the country’s three largest credit-reporting firms, asking them to implement a system that will notify consumers when someone is trying to get a loan or other type of credit in their name. If the consumers didn’t request the credit, they would have an early indication that their information had been compromised. Consumers should have the option of signing up for these alerts, the senator says. ...read full article


July 2, 2015


Sen. Casey Pushes Identity Theft Bill


By Torsten Ove


Highlighting data showing that Pennsylvania is second in the nation for incidents of identity theft, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Thursday pushed for passage of a bill that he said would help prevent ID theft and improve the response of the IRS to identity theft-related tax fraud. ...read full article