e By Fernando Del Valle. Valley Morning Star Lock your financial documents and records in a safe place at home and lock your wallet or purse in a safe place at work. Keep your information secure from roommates or workers who come into your home. Limit what you carry. When you go out, take only […]
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e There are ways to protect the identities of your departed loved ones. By: Wanda J. Roberts, Michigan State University Extension. May 2013 It’s sad and devastating to a family when someone passes away. It’s beyond frustrating when family members and friends have to deal with repairing damage done by an identity thief who has […]
e Woman sought for stealing $12,100 from bank account. By: ABC15.com Staff. May 2013 PHOENIX – Authorities are working to locate a woman in her mid-to-late 30s who is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a bank account at two Arizona banks. Silent Witness said a woman used a compromised California driver’s license to […]
May 6, 2013
Last year, the number of incidents reached 1.8 million.
In 2010, a single bank account was used to receive 590 direct-deposit refunds totaling more than $900,000.
Fraudulent refunds cost all taxpayers billions of dollars.
April 1, 2013
Don’t use social media to give personal information to people you don’t know
Check your credit reports every year
Immediately ask about any unexplained charges on your bills
The slapstick comedy Identity Thief has been a hit with movie-goers. But in real life, identity theft is no laughing matter.
Ask Angela Beasley of Miami. When the single mother tried to file her tax return last year, it was rejected by the IRS because someone else already had submitted a return with her Social Security number.