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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. full article