Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for September 19 - 24, 2014

Two sent to prison in stolen identity tax refund fraud schemeTwo sent to prison in stolen identity tax refund fraud schemeWoman sentenced for stolen identity refund fraudIdentities of theft suspects sought by Penn Township and state policeIdentity theft cost the IRS $5 billion last year. Here's what Congress can do.Investigators: Forsyth identity ring to turn into federal caseCAGW: GAO Report Finds Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Continues to Pose Major ...CAGW: GAO Report Finds Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Continues to Pose Major ...Protect yourself: 12 tips to combat identity theftIdentity theft creates havoc with tax refundYour latest security threat: 'Synthetic' identity theftBBB on Homes: Take swift action if your identity is stolenHere's What To Do About the Home Depot HackSen. Schumer calls on federal government to strengthen safeguards against ...Sen. Schumer calls on federal government to strengthen safeguards against ...

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Alleged break-in artists now accused of identity theft; 379 charges laid
CTV NewsSeptember 3, 2014

Senad Haskic, 20, faces 94 charges including break and enter, identity theft, possession of identity documents, fraud, possession of stolen property, use of a stolen credit card, theft of a motor vehicle, identity fraud, driving while disqualified ...more »

How to tell if your identity has been stolen
The Times (subscription)September 10, 2014

Cases of taken identity are on the rise, and every day last year 350 people fell victim to identity-related fraud. A total of more than 132,000 cases were recorded in the UK by CIFAS, the fraud prevention service. What's worse is that by the time you ...more »

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Two sent to prison in stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme
Your Houston NewsSeptember 24, 2014

Linus Davar Riggs, 32, and Nowell Joshua Cousin, 31, both of Houston, have been handed their sentences as a result of filing fraudulent tax returns using identification information that was either stolen or used without lawful authority, announced U.S. ...more »

Two sent to prison in stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme
Your Houston NewsSeptember 24, 2014

Linus Davar Riggs, 32, and Nowell Joshua Cousin, 31, both of Houston, have been handed their sentences as a result of filing fraudulent tax returns using identification information that was either stolen or used without lawful authority, announced U.S. ...more »

Woman sentenced for stolen identity refund fraud
Mississippi News NowSeptember 23, 2014

On June 4, 2013, Tyler pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the government by using personal identifying information, including names and social security numbers, which had been stolen from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility located in ...more »

Identities of theft suspects sought by Penn Township and state police
Tribune-ReviewSeptember 23, 2014

Penn Township police and state police are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects who are believed to have used stolen credit cards to purchase goods. Township police want to learn the identity of the man and woman suspected of using credit ...more »

Identity theft cost the IRS $5 billion last year. Here's what Congress can do.
Washington Post (blog)September 23, 2014

Identity thieves stole an estimated $5.2 billion from the Internal Revenue Service last year, helped by the fact that the agency lacked timely information to detect fraudulent filings, according to federal auditors. The Government Accountability Office ...more »

Investigators: Forsyth identity ring to turn into federal case
WSB AtlantaSeptember 23, 2014

Detectives say they busted at least five people who had stolen piles of mail from Forsyth County. Channel 2 first broke the story last week of how suspects were going through mailboxes to steal identities. Investigators say it's bigger than they ...more »

CAGW: GAO Report Finds Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Continues to Pose Major ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release)September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) reacted to today's public release of an August 20, 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report addressing stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF). According to GAO, the Internal Revenue ...more »

CAGW: GAO Report Finds Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Continues to Pose Major ...
Business Wire (press release)September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) reacted to today's public release of an August 20, 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report addressing stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF). According to GAO, the ...more »

Protect yourself: 12 tips to combat identity theft
Bucyrus Telegraph ForumSeptember 21, 2014

"College is a time where students are the most independent they've been in their lives, but they might not know a lot about credit or identity protection," said Becky Frost, senior manager for consumer education for Experian's ProtectMyID anti-theft ...more »

Identity theft creates havoc with tax refund
Tampabay.comSeptember 21, 2014

I hated paying money to chase my own money but I wasn't getting anywhere on my own. H&R figured my refund had been loaded onto ... •Report incidents of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission at consumer.gov/IDtheft or call the FTC Identity ...more »

Your latest security threat: 'Synthetic' identity theft
Tampabay.comSeptember 20, 2014

It's called "synthetic identity theft." It occurs when thieves create new identities by combining real and fake identifying information then using those identities to open new accounts. "This is where they'll take your Social Security number, my name ...more »

BBB on Homes: Take swift action if your identity is stolen
Chron.comSeptember 19, 2014

There are many ways to steal someone's identity, and once a thief has your personal information, they can max out your credit cards, drain your bank account, and ruin your credit rating. Identity theft scams come in all shapes and sizes - everything ...more »

Here's What To Do About the Home Depot Hack
TIMESeptember 19, 2014

Credit card users shouldn't worry too much about their number being stolen because credit card companies limit individual liability to $50. Of course, if you don't identify fraudulent charges, your credit card company won't cover them — so make sure ...more »

Sen. Schumer calls on federal government to strengthen safeguards against ...
Troy RecordSeptember 19, 2014

With that and recent identity theft scams in mind, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he is pushing for a new Social Security Identity Theft Bill of Rights which will give individuals more protections and require more penalties for those found guilty of ...more »

Sen. Schumer calls on federal government to strengthen safeguards against ...
The SaratogianSeptember 19, 2014

With that and recent identity theft scams in mind, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he is pushing for a new Social Security Identity Theft Bill of Rights which will give individuals more protections and require more penalties for those found guilty of ...more »

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