Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for February 27 - 28, 2017

TAX SEASON: Watch out for this growing form of identity theftFBI warns of identity theft after Independence School District employees fall victimConsumer Reports: Is identity theft insurance worth it?What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theftWhere's my tax refund? Wisconsin says it might take three monthsWhat to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft“Fake news identity theft:” Former Ms. World Laura Hunter says she was turned into conservative pundit without ...Pair charged with identity theftIs identity theft insurance worth it?What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theftWere You a Victim? South Bay Identity Theft Ring BustedPrevent Identity Theft From Affecting Your TaxesWilton Cops: California Man Used Stolen Mail To Commit Identity TheftIdentity theft scam hits Berkeley Medical CenterWhat to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft

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Identity Theft a Top Security Issue for Income Tax Season
CPAPracticeAdvisor.comFebruary 3, 2017

The IRS has issued a filing season alert, warning taxpayers and tax professionals to watch out for identity theft at tax time, and highlighted the crime as a recurring scam in the agency's “Dirty Dozen” series. The Dirty Dozen is compiled annually by ...more »

Garcia de Rayos: Behind the identity theft charge that sent Vall - azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather ...
AZFamilyFebruary 10, 2017

The battle over whether a woman living in the Valley for more than 20 years should have been sent back to Mexico all began with the crime she committed in 2008. Nearly a decade ago, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was convicted of criminal impersonation, ...more »

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TAX SEASON: Watch out for this growing form of identity theft
The Oakland PressFebruary 28, 2017

Computers and the Internet have become mainstays in virtually every area of American life in the 21st century. There are tremendous benefits and conveniences to this, of course, but there are also some downsides — such as the increased risk of ...more »

FBI warns of identity theft after Independence School District employees fall victim
fox4kc.comFebruary 28, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are taking reports from educators and other school district employees who say their personal information has been stolen as part of a phishing scam. Police said the data breach happened last month, but wasn't recognized ...more »

Consumer Reports: Is identity theft insurance worth it?
WLS-TVFebruary 28, 2017

Whether you're shopping online or swiping your card at a store, hackers have lots of opportunities to steal your identity. In 2015 alone, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million Americans. You can buy inexpensive identity theft insurance. But is it ...more »

What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft
KING5.comFebruary 28, 2017

When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud ...more »

Where's my tax refund? Wisconsin says it might take three months
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 28, 2017

MADISON - The State of Wisconsin will delay at least 60,000 income tax refunds for up to 12 weeks this spring as part of fraud prevention efforts, a sign of how the rise of identity theft and the state's response to it is impacting state taxpayers ...more »

What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft
WZZM13.comFebruary 28, 2017

When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud ...more »

“Fake news identity theft:” Former Ms. World Laura Hunter says she was turned into conservative pundit without ...
SalonFebruary 28, 2017

"Fake news identity theft:" Former Ms. World Laura Hunter says she was Laura Hunter, Ms. World 2016, is suing the operators of some conservative websites for using her identity without authorization.(Credit: Photo of Laura Hunter actually used by with ...more »

Pair charged with identity theft
Allied NewsFebruary 28, 2017

Two New York men are facing identity theft charges for fraudulent passports, credit cards and driver's licenses that police said they found during a traffic stop in Wolf Creek Township. Wilson Acosta, 24, and Christopher A. Sanchez, both of New York, N ...more »

Is identity theft insurance worth it?
KotatvFebruary 28, 2017

Some companies are looking to cash in on consumer anxiety, by offering identity theft insurance. For 25 to 50 dollars a year companies like Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm, offer it as an add-on to your home or rental insurance - In most cases ...more »

What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft
KAREFebruary 28, 2017

When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud ...more »

Were You a Victim? South Bay Identity Theft Ring Busted
Patch.comFebruary 28, 2017

... checks, fake identification cards, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to police. They also discovered printers, card readers and scanning devices used to fraudulently manufacture identification cards and a stolen vehicle ...more »

Prevent Identity Theft From Affecting Your Taxes
CBN NewsFebruary 27, 2017

When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud ...more »

Wilton Cops: California Man Used Stolen Mail To Commit Identity Theft
Wilton Daily VoiceFebruary 27, 2017

WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton Police said a town resident helped lead them to the capture of a California man on identity theft charges on Thursday. Elijah Jamel Chin, 26, of 1281 W. Rosecrans Ave., Gardena, Calif., was charged with attempted trafficking in ...more »

Identity theft scam hits Berkeley Medical Center
Health Data ManagementFebruary 27, 2017

WVU Medicine University Healthcare in West Virginia has confirmed 113 patients to date as victims of identity theft and is offering one year of identity monitoring services to a total of 7,445 patients after an employee at Berkeley Medical Center was ...more »

What to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft
KTVB.comFebruary 27, 2017

When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud ...more »

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