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Identity Theft/Fraud

Heard Around the World

When millions of records containing personal data for current and former federal employees were stolen through the infamous U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach in 2015, no one could have possibly anticipated the fall out, other than to predict it would be bad....

Bad Hotel Service

Everyone wants to enjoy a nice vacation where the hotel is equipped with fresh bedding, soft towels, room service, and large entertainment systems. (All these amenities cost the hotel a pretty penny behind the scenes.) One hotel owner went too far in trying to...

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

Most people are honest. Apart from being the right thing to do, it's frankly simpler that way. Lying often becomes a tangled web you can't unweave. But, it seems some people are just out to keep weaving and tangling webs on purpose. Here's the...

It Can Happen Anywhere

Identities used in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) crimes can be stolen from anywhere – hospitals, nursing homes, or even public death lists. An enterprising woman from Antioch, Tennessee committed SIRF and aggravated identity theft by using the personal information of incarcerated individuals under...

Checks and Balances

Fraud can be tough to identify, unless there are checks and balances employed to catch perpetrators. An article published in The Virginian-Pilot details how a check cashing business uncovered a tax fraud scheme that netted more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refunds. The...

Federal Crop Fraud

Since our country was founded, farmers have been the backbone of the United States. They plant and harvest their crops with the intention of selling them at a profit; and whether the buyer is the local grocery store or a restaurant chain across the...

Untrustworthy

With Tax Day right around the corner, it's a given that the government will see an increase in fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities. When tax returns are submitted closer to the annual deadline, the chance is greater for having a criminal steal your...

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

Tricked Out

If you're trying to hide fraudulent activity, it would be smart not to do anything out of the ordinary to raise suspicions. An article in the Montgomery Advertiser details the story of two former corrections officers who tricked the Internal Revenue Service into issuing...

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