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Cashing in on the Vulnerable

Fraudsters love to cash in on the vulnerabilities of their victims, especially the disabled and the deceased. A man who owned a North Miami check cashing business cashed in on more than 2,000 victims in these two categories, netting more than $11 million in...

Child Identity Theft

Did you realize that children can be victims of identity theft? This type of fraud is hard to detect because the crime can go unnoticed for many years until the child applies for something that requires a credit check. Watch this video to find...

High Flying Fraud

Fraudsters often are apprehended for one reason, then investigators delve a little deeper to find out more than they anticipated. (It's kind of like peeling back the layers of an onion. The deeper you go, the smellier it gets.) A man who was originally...

Government Identity Theft Is Dropping…Or Is It?

When consumers hear about identity theft, their minds may instantly go to their credit cards or their bank accounts. And to be honest, the overwhelming majority of identity theft crimes involve the fraudulent use of someone's financial accounts. But that doesn't mean that the...

Identity Disorder

Identity theft is such as personal violation, but it becomes even more personal when someone steals from your house and your mailbox to get your information. A report by Lake Elsinore-Wilodmar Patch details how a 32-year-old California woman was caught stealing the identities of...

The Young and the Felonious

If you already have 15 felony ''priors,'' you'd think you'd be a bit more careful not to break the law. Alas, some people never learn. The Herald Bulletin has the story of an Indiana woman who was already serving prison time for convictions related...

IRS, States and Tax Industry Ask for Public’s Help to Fight Identity Theft

Guest Writers: John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service Gale Garriott, Executive Director, Federation of Tax Administrators With tax season underway and millions of families expecting refunds, the entire tax community is working together to fight back against tax-related identity theft. The time is now to protect your...

The Emotional Toll of Identity Theft and Fraud on Victims

Both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and FraudoftheDay.com want to remind everyone about the victims and the ongoing emotional changes that they are experiencing due to identity theft and fraud related issues. The ITRC conducts an annual Aftermath survey where we follow-up with...

Connecting the Data Dots for Better Fraud Defense

When I helped revitalize a fraud program for a state revenue department, I was surprised by what the data told us. Why, for instance, would identity theft fraud be concentrated in counties starting with an ''A'' but improper deductions be concentrated more haphazardly? Why...

The Importance of International Fraud Awareness Week

No one wants to be a victim of fraud, but there's an equally devastating scenario: being the organization responsible for protecting and securing customers' personal data only to have a fraudster compromise it and use it for personal gain. Organizations that take responsibility for others'...

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