e Thieves in Redmond are stealing everything from Christmas presents to your most private, personal information, without setting foot inside a single house. Instead, police say a rash of mail thefts are to blame. The reports started coming in last weekend, scattered throughout the city. Police have traced the stolen mail to homes in both […]
December 1, 2013
November 3, 2013
Former Social Security Administration Manager Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft In Case Of Stock Fraud
e PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A 50-year-old West Warwick man stole a Coventry man’s identity and employed the information in a scheme to fraudulently sell more than $160,000 of the man’s stock certificates and have the proceeds deposited into his own account, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha. Randolph Hurst, a former […]
October 2, 2013
e Time to trade in that photocopier? Be sure to wipe its memory first. Affinity Health Plans recently settled a case filed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security violations. Affinity agreed to pay $1.2 million in fines because it failed […]
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.
November 29, 2012
e Cyber Threat Not Number One Method of Identity Theft November 27, 2012 By: Mark E. Ruquet, Propertycasualty360.com Much attention is paid to the theft of personal information over the Internet, but the number-one cause for identity theft turns out to be old-fashioned loss of personal effects, according to Travelers. A study released by the […]