Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for September 3 - 10, 2014

College Identity Theft Is a Big Concern for Students and Parents, Frank N ...House Passes Bill to Stop Taxpayer Identity TheftHome Depot confirms security breach following Target data theftVictims of BRMC cyber attack now receiving identity theft lettersHome Depot confirms data breach, offers identity theft protection and credit ...Victims of BRMC cyber attack now receiving identity theft lettersWoman sentenced in identity theft ringStolen Medical Identity and Health Care IndustryIdentity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?Nearly 1 in 10 has had identity stolen, RMU poll findsIdentity theft can happen to anyoneGeorgia man admits using stolen identities to collect more than $2.3 million ...Widow believes husband's identity was stolen after deathPreventing identity theft on college campusesAlleged break-in artists now accused of identity theft; 379 charges laid

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Police seek identity of woman in Oklahoma City credit card theft
NewsOK.comSeptember 29, 2014

Police said the auto burglary occurred at Gold's Gym at 3617 NW Expressway shortly before the use of the stolen card at Target. Anyone with information on the identity of the woman is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 235-7300. Callers can remain ...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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College Identity Theft Is a Big Concern for Students and Parents, Frank N ...
Insurance News NetSeptember 10, 2014

According a consumer alert at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners , identity theft is a growing problem in the United States , leaving many Americans in debt due to stolen funds. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in ...more »

House Passes Bill to Stop Taxpayer Identity Theft
Accounting TodaySeptember 9, 2014

H.R. 744, the Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2014, also known as the STOP Identity Theft Act, passed the House by voice vote. The bill was introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., with co-sponsorship from Lamar ...more »

Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft
ReutersSeptember 9, 2014

Home Depot said the data theft could impact its customers in stores across the United States and Canada, but there was no evidence that online customers were affected or debit personal identification numbers (PINs) were compromised. "We owe it to our ...more »

Victims of BRMC cyber attack now receiving identity theft letters
Bluefield Daily TelegraphSeptember 9, 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 »

Home Depot confirms data breach, offers identity theft protection and credit ...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelSeptember 8, 2014

Home Depot apologized and is now offering identity theft protection and credit monitoring to its customers. "Last Tuesday, September 2, we disclosed that we were investigating a possible breach of our payment data systems," Home Depot said in a ...more »

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 »

Woman sentenced in identity theft ring
Knoxville News SentinelSeptember 8, 2014

KNOXVILLE - A Texas woman who authorities say was part of an identity theft ring that stole more than $1 million will spend five years in prison for wire fraud. Renata R. Galvan also was ordered Monday to pay about $1 million in restitution to ...more »

Stolen Medical Identity and Health Care Industry
Financialbuzz.comSeptember 6, 2014

The year contributed a massive 44 percent of total breaches, as per information published by Identity Theft Resource Center. The medical industry numbers crossed all other in this regard. In contrast, financial services accounted for only 3.7 percent ...more »

Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?
InvestopediaSeptember 5, 2014

While that still sounds like a lot of complaints and lost money, only about 7% of U.S. residents age 16 or older experienced identity theft in 2012, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey. ... Consumer ...more »

Nearly 1 in 10 has had identity stolen, RMU poll finds
GOPUSASeptember 5, 2014

Nearly one in 10 Americans has experienced digital identity theft and one in three has had a credit card number stolen, but still Americans don't do all they can to protect themselves, a recent poll found. The figures come from Robert Morris University ...more »

Identity theft can happen to anyone
Towanda Daily ReviewSeptember 5, 2014

Over the past 10 to 15 years it has become more and more imperative for individuals to safeguard their personal information in order to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. Currently, more than 10 million Americans annually have their identities...more »

Georgia man admits using stolen identities to collect more than $2.3 million ...
Daily JournalSeptember 4, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Sirhon Rivers pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud, identity theft and conspiracy. Rivers admitted receiving $547,000 in Missouri refunds using fraudulent tax returns. He used the same scheme to collect ...more »

Widow believes husband's identity was stolen after death
KPLC-TVSeptember 4, 2014

WAVERLY, IA (KWWL/NBC) - Identity thieves will do just about anything to steal someone's life, even after death. Police believe thieves stole a Iowa man's identity from his obituary. Gary Boorom, a longtime city councilman, died last year from cancer.more »

Preventing identity theft on college campuses
WEAUSeptember 3, 2014

It's that time of year when college students head back to campus to start another semester of classes. College students can be more susceptible to identity theft during this new chapter in their lives. WEAU's Drew Williams visited the UW Eau Claire ...more »

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 »

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