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

November 2017 News Archive

NBC News , November 14, 2017

Not Just a Financial Toll: Some Victims of Identity Theft Consider Suicide


Identity theft can be more than a hassle -- replacing credit cards, closing bank accounts, or changing passwords. But for some victims, it can be a life-altering experience that also causes serious emotional problems and can even drive some to consider suicide. full article

The Sacramento Bee , November 7, 2017

Sacramento man headed to prison for bank fraud, identity theft

By Cathy Locke

A Sacramento man who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and identity theft has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. Raleigh Rana Figueras, 36, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr., according to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release. He pleaded guilty in February to bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, possession of stolen U.S. mail, and unlawful possession of five or more identification documents. full article

Huffington Post , November 6, 2017

Seattle Woman Says Her Identity Has Been Stolen 15 Times Since Equifax Data Breach

By Dominique Mosbergen

A Seattle woman says her identity has been stolen more than a dozen times since the massive Equifax security breach earlier this year. Katie Van Fleet told local news outlets she's speaking out as a warning to others. "I want to share my story and make people aware that this can happen to anybody," she told KOMO-TV last week. full article

thedailystar , November 1, 2017

REAL ID licenses to launch in New York

By Joe Mahoney

ALBANY -- New York motorists will get a new option for a driver's license Oct. 30 when state and county motor vehicle agencies begin making available REAL ID documents that the federal government has been pushing states to offer since 2005. full article