Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for February 25 - 28, 2015

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Better Business Bureau: Tax season active time for identity theft
Topeka Capital JournalFebruary 1, 2015

If so, you are playing right into the hands of ID thieves who seek tax refunds in your name. Each year the IRS informs many taxpayers that someone has already filed a return using their stolen identity. That's why your Better Business Bureau warns that ...more »

What to do after a data breach compromises your identity
FOX CTFebruary 9, 2015

Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole Personal Identifying Information (PII) from current and former Anthem customers, including names ...more »

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Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
Santa Cruz SentinelFebruary 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE -- April 15 is still a ways away, but a growing number of Americans may be surprised to learn that someone has already filed their tax returns for them -- and also made off with their tax refunds. Taxpayers as well as state and federal tax ...more »

Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
Monterey County HeraldFebruary 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE -- April 15 is still a ways away, but a growing number of Americans may be surprised to learn that someone has already filed their tax returns for them -- and also made off with their tax refunds. Taxpayers as well as state and federal tax ...more »

Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
Chico Enterprise-RecordFebruary 28, 2015

The problem is now so widespread it has been given its own federal government acronym: SIRF, for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud. "It's definitely a growing problem," said Neil Keller, who runs the national tax services practice of Chicago-based Sikich ...more »

Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
Daily DemocratFebruary 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE -- April 15 is still a ways away, but a growing number of Americans may be surprised to learn that someone has already filed their tax returns for them -- and also made off with their tax refunds. Taxpayers as well as state and federal tax ...more »

Identity Thief Filled Out Tax Return Before Me, Victim Says
NBC4 WashingtonFebruary 28, 2015

Virginia mom of three Brooke Taheri opted to spend her Valentine's Day working on her taxes and didn't expect the holiday to get any less romantic. Then she discovered her identity had been stolen.more »

Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
Post-BulletinFebruary 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE — April 15 is still a ways away, but a growing number of Americans may be surprised to learn that someone has already filed their tax returns for them — and also made off with their tax refunds. Taxpayers as well as state and federal tax ...more »

Protect Yourself From Tax Identity Theft
NasdaqFebruary 27, 2015

In early February, a surge of fraudulent state tax returns forced Intuit, the maker of TurboTax--by far the most popular tax-prep program--to suspend state e-filings for 24 hours. Several states, including Utah, Kentucky, North Dakota and Minnesota ...more »

Protect Yourself From Tax Identity Theft
Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2015

Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service's criminal division are probing the issues at TurboTax, according to a person familiar with the matter, and Congress is looking into them as well. A spokeswoman for Intuit says ...more »

Pacific senior has identity, tax return stolen
fox2now.comFebruary 27, 2015

PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) – Senior citizens are often the target of scams. A few weeks ago, a Pacific, Missouri woman discovered her identity was stolen. She's hoping her story will prevent it from happening to other seniors. Jean Guffey, director at the Tri ...more »

Woman thinks identity taken after car stolen
KOCO Oklahoma CityFebruary 27, 2015

IN THE IDENTITY THEFT CASE. THIS ALL STARTED AFTER A WOMAN'S CAR WAS STOLEN. BRIAN SHLONSKY IS LIVE WITH THE STORY. THAT WOMAN HAD HER CAR STOLEN FROM THIS GAS STATION PARKING LOT. INSIDE WAS HER PURSE ...more »

Summit County authorities indict 4 in identity theft ring
newsnet5.comFebruary 26, 2015

MACEDONIA, Ohio - Four men, accused in a complex identity theft ring, are named as defendants in an indictment announced on Thursday by Macedonia police. The 84-count indictment lists various counts against Ming Chun Shi, Hue Dong Dong, Wen Fei ...more »

Assistant Professor's identity theft gains media attention
The Daily Eastern NewsFebruary 26, 2015

Betz-Hamilton was all-too-familiar with the curse of identity theft, as her parents' identities were stolen around the same time. “Growing up, I used to say to my parents, 'someday, somebody is going to listen to me about this and this is not going to ...more »

Data breach victim? Why your tax refund may land in a thief's pocket before ...
WCPOFebruary 25, 2015

Tax consultant and former IRS special agent Jacque Riordon said stolen identity tax fraud is a growing problem, fueled by major security breaches at national retailers and well-known companies. "As soon as they get that social security number, the name ...more »

St. Louis Guitarist Olufunsho Adeshina Charged in $200000 Identity Theft Tax ...
Riverfront Times (blog)February 25, 2015

St. Louis-based and Nigeria-born smooth jazz guitarist Olufunsho Adeshina has been charged in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme. According to a press release from the DOJ, Adeshina allegedly fraudulently acquired close to $200,000 from the United ...more »

RDU police stop CA man, charge he had stolen identity information
News & ObserverFebruary 25, 2015

RALEIGH — Raleigh-Durham International Airport police have charged a man from California with using a stolen driver's license number on identification so he could "travel between states ... obtaining marijuana." Kamran Yousefzai, 29, had been dropped ...more »

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