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Fraudster Posed as Debt Collection Company to Obtain Consumer Identities

A fraudster was sentenced to over 17 years in prison for devising a scam where he registered fake debt collection companies to gain access to consumer PII which he then used to open almost 600 fraudulent credit card accounts. Read More

 
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Woman Steals Nearly $1M Repeating Rudimentary Fraud for 7 Years

A woman working for the New York State Housing Trust Fund stole $944,000 from 2004 to 2011 by altering money orders written to her employer and depositing them in her own bank accounts. Read More

 
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Japanese Fraud Ring Members Arrested for Malware Scam

Six members of a Japanese fraud ring were arrested by police after distributing malware that rendered a victim’s computer unusable until payment was received. This type of malware, similar to scareware, has been referred to as ransomware and one-clickware. Read More

 
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Expect Fraud Rings to Focus More on Skimming This Year

According to some security experts fraud resulting from card skimming will further increase in 2012 as fraud rings continue to exploit the magnetic-stripe. Read More

 
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50 Arrested in Identity Fraud Ring

An investigation by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has led to the arrest of fifty individuals for their involvement in a massive identity theft ring that sold hundreds of U.S. identities on the black market. Read More

 
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17 Year Old Skimmed Cards Working Drive-Thru

A 17 year old recently plead guilty to two juvenile counts of forgery and identity theft after making  at least $13,000 in fraudulent purchases using card numbers he skimmed while working the drive-thru window at McDonald’s. Read More

 
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Identity Fraud Ring Hijacked Consumer Retail Credit Accounts

An investigation by the New York Attorney General led to the arrest of seven in an identity fraud scheme where the fraudsters impersonated consumers at retail stores in attempts to take over their store credit card accounts, the fraudsters have been accused of operating this scam since at least 2008. Read More

 
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Couple Continued Mail Theft and Fraud for Over 10 Years

A man and woman have been charged with multiple counts of burglary, manufacturing and selling government IDs, and forgery for a scam they’ve been operating since at least 2008, but the two were also convicted of similar crimes back in 1999. Read More

 
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