Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for October 17 - 18, 2011

Two arrested in identity theft caseBBB Offers Free Document ShreddingCharitys identity stolenCourt briefs -- Published Oct. 18, 2011High court will settle Stolen Valor fightIdentity Theft Victim Speaks Out.Motor carrier identity stolen, along with three truckloads of beerBBB Offers Guideline for Shredding Sensitive DocumentsTheft costing Aussie retailers $2bFraudsters predict social security numbers of babiesFacebook fraudFraudsters take thousands in Colchester after stealing ID in postOur Credit Card Numbers were StolenBBB warns residents to properly dispose of prescreened credit offersStart Up Tackles Web Identity Problem

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Tax number is a fraudster's friend
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 2, 2011

STOLEN tax file numbers have been used to lodge as many as 5000 fraudulent tax refunds worth $27 million in just three months, as identity criminals increasingly attempt to defraud government departments. Since July, the Australian Taxation Office has ...more »

Pair arrested in connection with rash of Bellingham mail thefts
Bellingham HeraldOctober 5, 2011

Ashbach-Martinez was arrested on suspicion of second-degree possession of stolen property, first-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree theft and 10 counts of second-degree identity theft. Anyone who thinks their mail may have been stolen should ...more »

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Two arrested in identity theft case
Sand Springs LeaderOctober 18, 2011

Two people were arrested Saturday evening on complaints of possessing stolen property and counterfeiting checks after Sand Springs police discovered a bag containing personal information from several people in the pair's U-Haul truck, according to ...more »

BBB Offers Free Document Shredding
KBTXOctober 18, 2011

A recent report notes that the majority (56 percent) of ID theft occurs when the thief has direct contact with the victim's personal information, through a stolen or lost wallet, rifling through a personal mailbox or trashcan, or even lifting documents ...more »

Charitys identity stolen
Loughborough NewsOctober 18, 2011

Trading Standards is warning householders about a bogus charity clothing collection circulating Leicestershire, which is falsely using the name of an established children's charity. 'Sparks', the children's medical research charity, has received ...more »

Court briefs -- Published Oct. 18, 2011
Stockton RecordOctober 18, 2011

Patrol officers stopped the van and found hundreds of pieces of stolen mail and evidence that the pair were profiling people for identity theft. Johnson pleaded guilty to possession of stolen US mail, credit card fraud and unauthorized possession of ...more »

High court will settle Stolen Valor fight
Pueblo ChieftainOctober 18, 2011

"Some of the judges in these cases are recognizing this isn't a case about free speech, that it's also about fraudulently portraying yourself to the community, creating a false identity," she said Monday. "I'm pretty confident the court will find the ...more »

Identity Theft Victim Speaks Out.
WKBW-TVOctober 18, 2011

"I was really stressed when I first found out," comments Madeline Tuft. The young woman is just one of over eight million Americans who have their identity stolen each year. Financial loses related to identity theft are over $50 billion dollars. ...more »

Motor carrier identity stolen, along with three truckloads of beer
Land Line MagazineOctober 18, 2011

Kip Hough, OOIDA's Business Services Department assistant supervisor, said stolen motor carrier identities are “a huge issue.” “It's very easy to grab an MC number. That's public information,” Hough said. “But it's the brokers' responsibility and the ...more »

BBB Offers Guideline for Shredding Sensitive Documents
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release)October 17, 2011

According to a 2011 Javelin Strategy and Research report, more than 89 percent of all identity thefts happen through stolen bank statements, lost or stolen wallets, checkbooks or credit cards, or other off-line means. BBB serving Eastern North Carolina ...more »

Theft costing Aussie retailers $2b
NinemsnOctober 17, 2011

Theft is costing Australian retailers almost $2 billion a year, with online technology making it easier to sell the stolen goods, according to a British group that measures global retail theft. The Centre for Retail Research says consumers are paying ...more »

Fraudsters predict social security numbers of babies
Daily MailOctober 17, 2011

ID theft is on the rise in America - In 2009 11.1million people were victims, up from 8.4 million in 2004. One in ten Americans are thought to have had their identities stolen with each losing an average of $5000. The total cost to the US is estimated ...more »

Facebook fraud
St George and Sutherland Shire LeaderOctober 17, 2011

The woman said she was alarmed at how easily someone had stolen her daughter's identity. She said the perpetrator had even blocked her from viewing the Facebook account that was set up in her daughter's name. Miranda police local area command's youth ...more »

Fraudsters take thousands in Colchester after stealing ID in post
Halstead GazetteOctober 17, 2011

Royal Mail has said it is urgently investigating after at least two residents of Bradford Drive had mail stolen from their letterboxes. Ward councillor Martin Goss said tens of thousands of pounds had been stolen in the victims' names. ...more »

Our Credit Card Numbers were Stolen
Houston Chronicle (blog)October 17, 2011

Our credit was not hurt, our identity was not stolen, and we now have the new credit up and running. Have you ever had your credit card or debit card stolen? Was it the physical card, or just the numbers? Any idea how it happened?more »

BBB warns residents to properly dispose of prescreened credit offers
KATC Lafayette NewsOctober 17, 2011

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana warns residents to properly dispose of "prescreened" or "preapproved credit offers," as they are often a source of identity theft if stolen from mailboxes. The most common financial products marketed in this ...more »

Start Up Tackles Web Identity Problem
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 17, 2011

Identity, establishing it and not having yours stolen, is one of the internet's biggest problems. The New Yorker famously in the early days of the web ran a cartoon “On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog”. Little did they realize how ...more »

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