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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

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