TOP IDENTITY THEFT STORIES IN THE NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

 
Identity theft among family members affects millions
Reuters
“The realities of familial identity theft are far worse than anything you see in a soap opera. It is the ultimate in family betrayal.” Identity theft expert Linda Foley, who runs the consultancy ID Theft Info Source says the sad truth is family members …
 
Guard against Social Security child identity theft
Danbury News Times
According to Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s recent report on child identity theft, “unused Social Security numbers are uniquely valuable as thieves can pair them with any name and birth date.” The stolen Social Security numbers are used for “illegal …
Wells Fargo: Glitch Puts Customers at Risk for Identity Theft
WJXT Jacksonville
Wells Fargo is promising one year of identity theft protection to its customers whose bank statements were mailed to the wrong people. More customers are learning that their banking information may have been compromised. The company claims to have …
Be paranoid’ to guard against ID theft, expert advises
Palm Beach Post
latest money news » From The Post and AP By Susan Salisbury Florida leads the nation in the number of identity theft complaints made to the Federal Trade Commission. Floridians filed 21581 complaints in 2010, or 114 complaints per 100000 population in …
Shoreline Man Arrested for Identity Theft on I-90
Patch.com
A Shoreline man and his passenger were arrested for identity theft after stolen property, drugs and a dangerous weapon are found during a traffic stop on Interstate 90. On Oct. 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm, a vehicle traveling eastbound I-90 east of North Bend …
 
Identity theft costly to victims
Salisbury Post
Perez’s experience is far from a rarity in a nation that saw about 11.7 million identity theft cases over a two-year period from 2007 through 2008, according to the US Department of Justice. Salisbury Police Detective Brent Hall said 185 identity theft …
 
Medicare can do more to safeguard identity
Chicago Tribune
By Janet Kidd Stewart, special to Tribune Newspapers Q: While Medicare materials contain a lengthy section on identity theft and protecting your identity — including advice on not giving out your Social Security number — they assign your Social …
Gas station owner gets prison time
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sohel Lilywala, 34, pleaded guilty in June to being an illegal immigrant in possession of a firearm, making a false claim to US citizenship and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Friday to six years, nine months in prison, plus three years of …

 

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