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IDENTITY THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Here are the identity theft stories making the headlines this week:

Feds say 19 arrested in 9 states in ID theft ring
CBS News
(AP) LAS VEGAS – Nineteen people were arrested in Nevada and eight other states in a Las Vegas-based identity theft and trafficking ring that a federal prosecutor characterized as a sophisticated racketeering organization involving 50 people nationwide …

Identity theft investigation nets 19 arrests
Las Vegas Review – Journal
The organization, based in Las Vegas, engaged in identity theft and counterfeit credit card trafficking, Nevada US Attorney Daniel Bogden said in a news release Friday. “The extent of the theft and sale of the personal and financial information …

19 arrested in US for credit card, identity theft ring
PhysOrg.com
“Members bought and sold stolen personal and financial information through online forums and engaged in crimes such as identity theft and counterfeit credit card trafficking,” the Justice Department said. They face charges of racketeering, conspiracy, …

Tax return identity theft on rise
Providence Eyewitness News
By Susan Hogan (WPRI) – The deadline for filing your federal tax return is just about a month away, and this year, more than any other year, the IRS has noticed a huge increase in identity theft. Some victims have had someone else file their taxes …

Avoiding identity theft
Waynesville Daily Guide
By Anonymous It is the digital age and identity theft is a growing problem world wide. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster spent all of last week focusing on consumer protection. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that “as many as 9 …

California Man Poses as Woman for 13 Years, Accused of Identity Theft
ABC News (blog)
He faces six charges, including grand theft, commercial burglary, and identity theft. “The victim has had to make several court appearances to clear up several arrest warrants over the years for crimes she didn’t commit. I am sure she is just happy …

Woman sentenced to prison for identity theft scheme that targeted elderly …
The Saratogian
By EMILY DONOHUE ALBANY — A Philadelphia woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for running an identity theft scheme that targeted elderly women in the Capital Region. Ann M. Grice, 40, pleaded guilty Oct. 31, 2011 to two counts each of …

3 convicted in large ID theft ring
OCRegister
By VIK JOLLY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – An Orange County jury Friday found one man guilty and a judge convicted two others on federal bank fraud charges, people the US government accuses of being connected with one of the largest ID theft …

4 Tax Scams to Watch Out For
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Identity theft cases are among the most complex ones the IRS handles. Identity thieves are increasingly looking for ways to use a legitimate taxpayer’s identity and personal information to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund.

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