Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for September 10 - 15, 2014

Prevent identity theft with this interactive siteHouston store owner sentenced for identity theft, multiple counts of wire fraudHouston store owner sentenced for identity theft, multiple counts of wire fraudThere is an epidemic of medical identity theftJust Browsing: Identity theft is easier than you may thinkVictim of identity theft says suspect used her name to commit crimesFederal jury in Dallas convicts head of identity theft ring that operated out ...SubscriberWise Proposes Child Identity Theft Protection Legislation to U.S. ...IdentityForce Releases Identity Theft 101 InfographicLocal Man Is One Of Hundreds Of Identity Theft VictimsIdentity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?Should you sign up for Home Depot's identity theft protection?How to tell if your identity has been stolenDebit-Card Fraud Spikes Following Home Depot BreachStudents at identity theft risk

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Victims of BRMC cyber attack now receiving identity theft letters
Bluefield Daily TelegraphSeptember 8, 2014

Area residents who had personal information, including Social Security numbers, stolen in the cyber attack will receive a letter from Kroll informing them about the data breach and how to enroll in free identity theft protection and credit monitoring ...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 »

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Prevent identity theft with this interactive site
PC World IndiaSeptember 15, 2014

Preventing identity theft starts with you--making sure you're aware of the threats out there, and how to avoid them. Choice Loans, a financial lending service based in the UK, has put together a site that can help. It's an interactive guide to various ...more »

Houston store owner sentenced for identity theft, multiple counts of wire fraud
Your Houston NewsSeptember 14, 2014

Austyn Enahoro Afenkhena, 53, of Houston, has been ordered to prison for four years following his convictions of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Afenkhena pleaded ...more »

Houston store owner sentenced for identity theft, multiple counts of wire fraud
Your Houston NewsSeptember 14, 2014

Austyn Enahoro Afenkhena, 53, of Houston, has been ordered to prison for four years following his convictions of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Afenkhena ... To ...more »

There is an epidemic of medical identity theft
USA TODAYSeptember 13, 2014

Just as you should regularly check your credit report, you also should regularly check your medical records to make sure that there are not mistakes. 5. Never give your medical insurance information or any personal information to anyone over the phone ...more »

Just Browsing: Identity theft is easier than you may think
KIVI-TVSeptember 12, 2014

Roughly 15 million people a year fall victim to identity theft and although the methods that scammers use to steal your information is sophisticated, it isn't hard. Adrian Gunn is a master at identity theft and in an interview with the Better Business ...more »

Victim of identity theft says suspect used her name to commit crimes
Q13 FOXSeptember 12, 2014

“I wanted to go out and make a citizens arrest of her,” says Jenny, an identity theft victim who asked us not to use her last name. She says the last few months have been frustrating. She knew Melissa Deanne Gonzalez had stolen her identity and was ...more »

Federal jury in Dallas convicts head of identity theft ring that operated out ...
Dallas Morning News (blog)September 11, 2014

Another identity theft ring that operated out of luxury Dallas hotel rooms has been broken up, and its ringleader was convicted this week for his part in the scheme, the U.S. attorney's office said. The Dallas jury on Tuesday returned a guilty verdict ...more »

SubscriberWise Proposes Child Identity Theft Protection Legislation to U.S. ...
Insurance News NetSeptember 11, 2014

Its purpose is to mitigate identity theft. It's a proven and effective regulation especially for call center environments where the majority of service applications are processed over the telephone. Unfortunately, there's a dangerous gap that exists ...more »

IdentityForce Releases Identity Theft 101 Infographic
DigitalJournal.comSeptember 11, 2014

IdentityForce, the Boston, MA-based provider of identity, privacy, and credit protection, announces "The Nuts and Bolts of Identity Theft," a comprehensive infographic designed to make identity theft easy to understand. "The Nuts and Bolts of Identity...more »

Local Man Is One Of Hundreds Of Identity Theft Victims
NBC4i.comSeptember 11, 2014

According to the DOJ, from January through December 2013, the defendants filed fictitious tax returns, opened bank accounts and gained millions from the stolen identities of Applegate and others in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio and elsewhere. Applegate ...more »

Identity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?
InvestopediaSeptember 10, 2014

The Identity Threat Score looks at how much of your information is publicly available – and where it's available – to determine whether you are at low, moderate or high risk of identity theft. Based on your risk level, the service will recommend steps ...more »

Should you sign up for Home Depot's identity theft protection?
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comSeptember 10, 2014

Services such as AllClear ID "monitor the status a person's Social Security number, often when it's being used to apply for new lines of credit," said Siciliano, who is also the author of the book "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Identity Was ...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 »

Debit-Card Fraud Spikes Following Home Depot Breach
Tom's GuideSeptember 10, 2014

A sharp uptick in ATM-withdrawal fraud may be linked to the theft of credit and debit cards from Home Depot stores, sources at several banks told independent security reporter Brian Krebs. Home Depot confirmed the data breach in its payment systems ...more »

Students at identity theft risk
The Independent Florida AlligatorSeptember 10, 2014

Amanda DioGuardi had her identity stolen two years ago. When she started receiving emails from AARP, her father looked into her credit score. “Someone was able to sign my name on a mortgage even though I was only 16 at the time,” the 18-year-old public ...more »

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