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Please Don’t Be My Neighbor!

A California woman who orchestrated a multi-year identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme was apparently planning to bring her operation even closer to home by stealing her neighbor’s mail. An investigation of Parnian Djafarzadeh by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service...

Fugitive Returns to Prison for Identity Theft, Fraud

Sometimes committing fraud can lead to bigger things – and not in a good way. A Kentucky man led a quiet life, working and keeping to himself for four decades. He retired in 2009 and in 2010 filed to receive Social Security benefits. In fact,...

Identity Theft Begins at Home

A Connecticut man who committed identify theft was convicted for a scheme in which he obtained loans and then filed bankruptcy using another person’s identity. Joel C. Riley used a woman’s name and personal information to fraudulently obtain loans without her knowledge or permission....

Identity Thief Poses as RN, Endangers Patients

Nurses have historically been viewed as angels of mercy. It was only through luck that a felon from Tennessee who posed as a nurse didn’t become an agent of death before pleading guilty to healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. In today’s complex healthcare...

Beware of Rising Premiums

A Washington, D.C.-based insurance broker was in a good position to get rich off one of the U.S.’s biggest health insurance companies. That is, until the law caught up with him. Now, he’s facing prison time for healthcare fraud and identity theft. A federal jury...

The Father of Identity Theft

Here are some famous fathers that you may have heard of: Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet; Jacques Cousteau, Father of Scuba Diving; and, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Fathers of the Airplane. It’s doubtful that you have heard of James Jackson, the self-proclaimed Father...

More Volume, Less Fraud

Medical practices don’t stay in business very long if they don’t have any patients. A Thief River Falls, Minnesota chiropractor thought it would be a great idea to hold promotional events to attract prospective clients by handing out free food and drink, prizes and...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Judging by that title, you know this fraud blog is about cell phones in some way, form or fashion. Listen up so you can learn more about how a woman used stolen personal information to commit identity theft at several cell phone retail stores...

Lying in Wait

In 2017, 16.7 million people were impacted by identity theft, proving that it can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, profession or income level. Even though identity theft can be a very annoying experience that endangers credit reports, very rarely does identity theft fraud endanger lives....

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