Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for April 3 - 7, 2014

Holder warns about identity theft after two men stole his IDAttorney General warns of tax scamsUNC student says her identity was stolen on dating app TinderAG Holder Warns Americans of Tax Day Fraud18 million email addresses and passwords stolen in GermanyStates probing massive data breach of Social Security numbersPocketbook Stolen in Westfield, Identity Thefts, Earring Found10 simple tips to avoid identity theftYes, you too can have your identity stolenYes, you too can have your identity stolenTwenty-Five Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes That Resulted in ...Seminar informs local residents on dangers of identity theftSchool food service employee among 25 charged with ID theftUS charges 25 in South Florida in $36 million identity theft, tax refund fraud...US charges 25 in South Florida in $36 million identity theft, tax refund fraud ...

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Area man heads to prison for million-dollar fraud
Montgomery AdvertiserApril 29, 2014

Alabama inmates had their identities stolen in a million-dollar tax fraud that led to an area man being sentenced Tuesday to more than nine years in federal prison. Between January 2010 and 2012, Harvey James and his sister, Jacqueline Slaton, obtained ...more »

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Holder warns about identity theft after two men stole his ID
Daily CallerApril 7, 2014

The Justice Department is stepping up enforcement against scammers seeking to get fraudulent tax refunds using stolen identities, a “rising threat” which has even caught Attorney General Eric Holder in the cross hairs. “Over the last several years ...more »

Attorney General warns of tax scams
CBS NewsApril 7, 2014

Holder released a video message advising filers to beware scams, with identity theft being the greatest threat. "Over the last several years, stolen identity refund fraud has affected hundreds of thousands of Americans," he said in the message. "In ...more »

UNC student says her identity was stolen on dating app Tinder
myfox8.comApril 7, 2014

tinder-slide CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A UNC student says her photos were used to create a fake profile on the dating app Tinder – and she's starting a campaign to track down “Kim.” Tinder is a location-based dating app for iOS and Android that uses social ...more »

AG Holder Warns Americans of Tax Day Fraud
Fox BusinessApril 7, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning consumers that no one is safe from identity fraud. And he should know: He's a victim. With less than two weeks until the tax filing deadline, the nation's top law-enforcement officer warned filers to protect ...more »

18 million email addresses and passwords stolen in Germany
ZDNetApril 7, 2014

Last week, authorities in the German city of Verden reportedly discovered one of the country's largest cases of identity theft, where up to 18 million email addresses and their associated passwords may have been stolen.more »

States probing massive data breach of Social Security numbers
San Jose Mercury NewsApril 5, 2014

If you have tax concerns because someone has stolen your identity, report it to the Internal Revenue Service at www.irs.gov/uac/Identity-Protection or calling 800-908-4490. 3. File a complaint online with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3 ...more »

Pocketbook Stolen in Westfield, Identity Thefts, Earring Found
TheAlternativePress.comApril 4, 2014

A resident on the 100 block of Harrow Road reported an incident of identity theft. Actor(s) obtained personal information and opened up several credit card accounts and cell phone contracts. All accounts have outstanding balances and the victim created ...more »

10 simple tips to avoid identity theft
Mother Nature NetworkApril 4, 2014

Forms of identity theft include using stolen payment-card information to make a purchase; taking control of existing accounts with banks and online payments platforms such as PayPal; and opening new accounts with online sites such as eBay and Amazon, ...more »

Yes, you too can have your identity stolen
Vancouver SunApril 4, 2014

Identity thieves can operate from a distance, accessing databases containing large amounts of personal information and transmitting that stolen information quickly and easily around the world. As with most crimes, many think that identity theft and ...more »

Yes, you too can have your identity stolen
Vancouver SunApril 4, 2014

Identity thieves can operate from a distance, accessing databases containing large amounts of personal information and transmitting that stolen information quickly and easily around the world. As with most crimes, many think that identity theft and ...more »

Twenty-Five Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes That Resulted in ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release)April 3, 2014

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Jose A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI); George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of ...more »

Seminar informs local residents on dangers of identity theft
Greenville Daily NewsApril 3, 2014

“The Carson City identity theft seminar, with a presentation by the Michigan attorney general's office, is in direct response to constituents whose credit card information was stolen by hackers at a local grocery store. We want to make sure citizens ...more »

School food service employee among 25 charged with ID theft
Local 10April 3, 2014

Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said Thursday the suspects collectively tried to obtain $36 million in fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. One defendant is a school food service ... The latest arrests come just before the April ...more »

US charges 25 in South Florida in $36 million identity theft, tax refund fraud...
Daily JournalApril 3, 2014

Prosecutors say Rhim-Grant used her access to a systemwide database of student information to steal over 400 identities that were used to file 216 fraudulent tax returns. Rhim-Grant has pleaded not guilty to computer fraud conspiracy and identity theft ...more »

US charges 25 in South Florida in $36 million identity theft, tax refund fraud ...
Fox NewsApril 3, 2014

MIAMI – Twenty-five people accused of using thousands of stolen identities to claim $36 million in fraudulent tax refunds have been arrested in the latest South Florida sweep, federal authorities said Thursday. Among those charged in 19 separate cases ...more »

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