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Identity Theft/Fraud

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In this day and age, tax fraud and identity theft is a business. Unfortunately, there are people that make a career out of defrauding hard-working citizens that truly want to be tax compliant. These predators take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers by preying on their...

Access Denied

The first day on a job usually requires a new employee to spend time filling out a mountain of forms containing a lot of personal information. In order to get a paycheck, workers must provide a name, address, Social Security number and a...

Running Amok

When people are said to “run amok,” chaos ensues and things can get out of control. Fraudsters are adept at creating chaos as today’s article depicts. Two brothers from Newport News, Virginia used stolen identities to apply for and open bank and retail store accounts. (That...

Joyride

Fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to manipulate personal details about others for personal gain. (Their modus operandi is all about enjoying life at the expense of their victims.) An identity thief from Jacksonville, Florida took a three-year long joyride with the personal identification...

The Tables Have Turned

Correctional officers have the job of monitoring people who are incarcerated in local, state or federal correctional institutions. Because they are responsible for tracking the activities of these individuals, they often have access to personal information through facility databases. An article posted on Miami.CBSLocal.com...

Strengths and Weaknesses

Taxes are complicated. It's hard to keep on top of deductions and loop holes, not to mention keeping track of all those statements. Many people find that their strengths are not in preparing taxes so they hire tax a preparation service to...

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...

More is Less

Deep down, criminals believe that they deserve more. Whether they want more money, another luxury vehicle, expensive jewelry or a fancy lifestyle, their selfish desire to claim more out of life than they deserve usually leaves them with less in the end. ...

Eroding Trust

There's no doubt that fraud erodes trust, especially when it involves our nation's most vulnerable citizens. An article posted on WTSP.com tells about the charges filed against a woman who allegedly stole the identity of at least 10 patients who lived at the assisted-living...

ID Theft Quickly Turns into ID Fraud

How hard is it to steal someone's identity? Ask anyone who has had their identity stolen, and they will likely say, ''Not hard enough.'? According to today's fraud in the Associated Press, it can happen to anyone – even allegedly to one of the...

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