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Retail Sales Clerk Boosts Commission Buying Goods with Fraudulent Credit Cards

Published on June 2, 2012, by in Case Studies.

A former employee at Saks Fifth Avenue faces felony credit card abuse charges after using fraudulent credit cards opened in the names of stolen identities to make purchases from his register as a way to earn extra commission. Read More

 
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DMV Employee Created and Sold Fraudulent State Licenses

Published on May 30, 2012, by in Case Studies.

Former New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicle employee Donna Rockholt was sentenced to eight to twenty-eight years in prison on bribery and theft charges after creating fraudulent driver’s licenses for cash bribes. Read More

 
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Retail Clerk Opened Store Credit Cards with Stolen Identities

Published on May 30, 2012, by in Case Studies.

Two Louisiana residents were arrested and charged with multiple accounts of fraud and identity theft after a retail clerk used stolen identity information to open store credit cards at work while her accomplice used these new accounts to purchase Visa prepaid cards. Read More

 
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Fraudsters Selling Consumer Credit Reports Obtained from Legitimate Sources

Fraudsters have been selling identity information online in the black market for over a decade, but a recent investigation found fraudsters are selling full credit report information which they were able to obtain from sources such as the AnnualCreditReport.com initiative started by the FTC. Read More

 
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People with Public Social Media Profiles May Have Greater Chance of Identity Fraud

A recent study from Javelin Strategy & Research estimates that five percent of the adult population in the United States experienced identity fraud in 2011, but the incidence rate of identity fraud among Facebook users with public profiles was 50 percent higher. Read More

 
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FTC Reports Identity Theft Still Leading Consumer Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tallied over 1.8 million consumer complaints in 2011 of which 15 percent were about identity theft, making this the leading consumer complaint for the twelfth straight year. Read More

 
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Social Network Users Becoming More Conscious About What Information They Share

Over the last five years the influence of social media has created new threats and problems with respect to authenticating identity information online. Recent surveys have had mixed results showing that some consumer groups share too much information online, although people are making strides to protect their personal information as well. Read More

 
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IRS Addresses Growing Problem of Identity Theft Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that over 400,000 people were victimized by identity fraud related to stealing tax refunds from mid-2009 through 2011. Although the IRS has made great strides in recognizing and stopping fraudulent returns, the popularity of electronic tax filing has led to more identity theft tax fraud attempts. Read More

 
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