Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for February 18 - 20, 2012

Reward offered for identification of ID theft suspectPonzo Indicted in Boise on Firearms and Identity Theft ChargesIRS warns taxpayers about 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams for 2012CPP shares suspendedAdams man charged with identity theftIRS lists common tax scams, warns filers to be cautiousA Dozen Income Tax Scams to Watch Out ForSihle Insurance Group Urges Firms to Protect Against Cyber AttacksHolton woman arrested for identity theftDebunking alias after alias, investigators inch closer to Navy Veterans ...Avoid Identity Theft With These TipsStopping thieves before they steal your child's identityPolice: Man stole identitySimi Valley transient accused of identity theft, fraudWeather Shield Identity Theft Victims Speak Out

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Identity Theft Most Common Complaint Among Consumers
LoanSafeFebruary 29, 2012

(MCT) — Consumers complained to the Federal Trade Commission about identity theft more than about any other type of problem in 2011 – the 12th consecutive year that category has led the agency's annual list of top consumer complaints.more »

Minnesota: Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud
MSN MoneyFebruary 29, 2012

He said the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force brought together investigators and analysts from local, state and federal agencies to level the playing field and catch the offenders. He said the case has been a high priority in recent years because ...more »

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Reward offered for identification of ID theft suspect
Your Houston NewsFebruary 20, 2012

Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance identifying a group of suspects who have stolen a victim's identity and made numerous unauthorized purchases in Houston, Humble and Harris ...more »

Ponzo Indicted in Boise on Firearms and Identity Theft Charges
VAdvert Press Center (press release)February 20, 2012

BOISE, ID—Enrico Michael Ponzo, also known as “Jay Shaw,” 43, formerly of Marsing, Idaho, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on Tuesday on multiple counts of unlawfully possessing firearms and identity theft, US Attorney Wendy J. Olson ...more »

IRS warns taxpayers about 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams for 2012
Alexandria Echo PressFebruary 20, 2012

In addition to the law-enforcement crackdown, the IRS has stepped up its internal reviews to spot false tax returns before tax refunds are issued as well as working to help victims of the identity theft refund schemes. Identity theft cases are among ...more »

CPP shares suspended
MindfulMoneyFebruary 20, 2012

Shares in CPP have been suspended leaving investors in the plastic card and identity theft insurance business unsure when they will next be able to trade. The shares have a nominal 105p value at suspension - they were floated in May 2010 at 235p.more »

Adams man charged with identity theft
WatertownDailyTimes.comFebruary 20, 2012

Michael J. Young, 40, of 8460 County Route 97, Adams, was arrested by city police at 12:52 am Sunday on two counts each of criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree identity theft and petit larceny. City police said Mr. Young took a debit ...more »

IRS lists common tax scams, warns filers to be cautious
Foster's Daily DemocratFebruary 20, 2012

Farmers and other taxpayers who use fuel for off-highway business purposes may be eligible for the fuel tax credit. But other individuals have claimed the tax credit when their occupations or income levels make the claims unreasonable. Fraud involving ...more »

A Dozen Income Tax Scams to Watch Out For
Patch.comFebruary 20, 2012

By Debbie Palmer The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return ...more »

Sihle Insurance Group Urges Firms to Protect Against Cyber Attacks
Insurance News Net (press release)February 20, 2012

"Also, there can be civil liabilities if suits are filed for personal damages due to fraud or identity theft that result from data breaches," commented Ken Sihle , president of Orlando -based Sihle Insurance Group (http://www.sihle.com) "It's smart ...more »

Holton woman arrested for identity theft
Topeka Capital JournalFebruary 20, 2012

By The Capital-Journal A Holton woman was arrested in connection with identity theft, two counts of forgery and possession of stolen property, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said Sunday. Danielle Shekera Beechum, 30, of Holton, was arrested Saturday ...more »

Debunking alias after alias, investigators inch closer to Navy Veterans ...
Tampabay.comFebruary 19, 2012

He is now a fugitive, wanted by federal officials on charges of money laundering, fraud and identity theft. For more than a decade, he kept his real identity secret as he cycled through a parade of stolen names: Ronnie Brittain, Elmer L. Dosier, ...more »

Avoid Identity Theft With These Tips
EQuicknewsFebruary 19, 2012

Truth iѕ thеre are many possibilities whеn іt соmes to identity theft and whаt hарреns wіth уоur information depends on which information wаѕ stolen аs well аs whаt kind оf hacker stole it. Some hackers аrе likе petty thieves аnd wіll steel information ...more »

Stopping thieves before they steal your child's identity
Baltimore SunFebruary 19, 2012

The bill won't prevent all ID fraud, but it could stop devastating credit fraud before it happens. The legislation has bipartisan support and is expected to pass. But even if it becomes law, the protection will be effective only if parents take ...more »

Police: Man stole identity
Altoona MirrorFebruary 19, 2012

An Altoona man faces felony forgery and identity theft charges after police said he racked up thousands of dollars on stolen credit cards. William J. Wales, 32, of 425 E. Bell Ave. allegedly charged a total of $7105.92 to two credit cards between Sept.more »

Simi Valley transient accused of identity theft, fraud
Ventura County StarFebruary 19, 2012

7, the suspect, Grant Lind, entered a check cashing business in Simi Valley and passed a fraudulent check, police said. Detectives conducted an investigation and received information today on where to find Lind. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary ...more »

Weather Shield Identity Theft Victims Speak Out
WSAWFebruary 18, 2012

W/S did not send us a letter (Ladysmith plant) but they did distribute a memo-type of announcement dated 1/31 declaring their system had not been breeched (I don't buy that) and giving steps to take if you discover your ID has been stolen.more »

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