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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

November 2018 News Archive



Chicago Tribune , November 28, 2018


Man charged with stealing Deerfield resident's identity in credit card scheme


By Steve Sadin


Matthew T. Maciejewski, 35, of Chicago, was arrested by Deerfield police Nov. 13 and charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. He was picked up in Harwood Heights on a warrant issued six months earlier by a Lake County Criminal Court judge, according to Deerfield police reports. ...read full article

Feds bust cybercrime ring that used fake websites to scam advertisers


By Emily Saul


Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn dismantled two international cybercrime rings for defrauding digital advertisers out of more than $30 million -- arresting seven Russians and a Kazakh man for running the scheme. The crew of hackers are accused of using malware to artificially inflate the number of visitors to websites across the world in order to drive up web traffic on fake websites they owned and defraud advertisers for nonexistent business. ...read full article


Stamford Advocate , November 23, 2018


Bridgeport man charged in identify theft, credit card fraud


By Jim Shay


A 28-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested on fraudulent use of credit cards, larceny and identity theft charges. Jovan Boyd, of Worth Street, was arrested on a court warrant Tuesday charging him with third-degree identity theft, making a false statement to procure issuance of a credit card, credit card theft, fourth-degree larceny, embezzlement and four counts of conspiracy. ...read full article


Your Central Valley , November 20, 2018


Car break-ins linked to identity theft crimes, investigators say


By Alexan Balekian


Identity theft crimes are on the rise all across the Central Valley, and experts believe car break-ins are a big reason why. When personal property and information is stolen out of parked cars it sets people up to become victims of identity theft and fraud. ...read full article

Former Green Bay woman pleads guilty to filing false tax returns and identity theft


By FOX 11 News


-A former Green Bay woman accused of filing more than 50 false federal income tax returns has plead guilty. Alma Ramirez, 40, is charged with wire fraud, assisting in filing false tax returns, seeking fraudulent tax refunds and aggravated identity theft. ...read full article


abc-7 , November 19, 2018


Don't let your kids' school release their personal data


Identity thieves love to steal children's identities, and you need to take the right steps to help prevent it


Identity thieves love to steal children's identities. Nobody thinks to check their child's credit report because there's no reason to expect them to have one. Criminals can exploit the stolen identity undetected for years, until the child grows up to find his or her credit ruined. ...read full article


MarketWatch , November 14, 2018


EZShield Launches Mobile Defense Suite



EZShield, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group ("Wicks") and the leader in digital identity protection and resolution, today announced a breakthrough in protecting Personally Identifiable Info. ...read full article


BizWoman , November 12, 2018


Beat cybercrime fears by shopping safely online


By Caitlin Mullen


Americans worry most about cybercrime: 71 percent are frequently or occasionally worried hackers will get their credit card or other personal information, while 67 percent worry frequently or occasionally about their identity being stolen. This article goes through varies statistics involving cyber-crimes. ...read full article


Yahoo news , November 8, 2018


How to Prevent Identity Theft Online



Preventing identity theft is about creating obstacles that make it harder for criminals to breach your identity in the first place. Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself from identity theft. ...read full article


Beta News , November 6, 2018


Consumers still reuse passwords despite knowing the risks


By Ian Barker


Despite almost half of US consumers (49 percent) believing their security habits make them vulnerable to information fraud or identity theft, 51 percent admit to reusing passwords and PINs across multiple accounts. ...read full article


MarketWatch , November 1, 2018


EZShield + IdentityForce Provide Holiday Shopping Tips to Protect Consumers Against Identity Theft


By Maria Miller and Justine Schneider


EZShield and IdentityForce provide a few tips on how consumers can be safe during the holiday season by providing tips to help protect your identity. ...read full article