Saturday, March 31, 2012

Identity Theft Blogs - Sat Mar 31, 2012

Defendants Convicted in Widespread Identity Theft Scheme ...
By admin
United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said of the case, “Identity theft is a growing problem that destroys the lives of innocent citizens, resulting in years of victimization as they try to clear their good names and credit of the damage done by ...


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Identity Theft Cases - Sat Mar 31, 2012


Police Blotter: Five Vehicle Theft, Two Assaults With Deadly Weapon
Patch.com
In this occasion the cases of assault with a deadly weapon continue to be constant. Among the other incidents were 2 assaults, 2 incidents of Breaking and Entering, 5 grand auto thefts and 1 case of Identity Theft ocurred during a week, ...
Thieves Steal Identity of Minn. Business
KAALtv.com
A Minnesota couple is the victim of a rare form of identity theft. Thieves stole their company name to allegedly steal money from unsuspecting customers. Events Etc. was a legitimate business based in New Brighton, owned by Dawn and Patrick Glesener.

Identity theft raises security questions | Statesman Journal ...
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services doesn't track the number of individual consumers who are identity theft victims. During the past two ...


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FTC Identity Theft - Sat Mar 31, 2012


ID theft tied to E-ZPass scam
New York Daily News
By Robert Gearty / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Two accused cyber-thieves used credit cards stolen from customers at two Indian restaurants in Brooklyn to fund E-ZPass transactions sold at a discount on the Internet, federal prosectors said in court Friday.
Online Privacy Guidelines Released By FTC - ITProPortal - Identity ...
VentureBeat Online Privacy Guidelines Released By FTC ITProPortal The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a set of proposals and ... Identity Theft ... Yahoo ID... Read Full Story ». Advertisements. Comments. Featured Stories ...


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Friday, March 30, 2012

Identity Theft Stories - Fri Mar 30, 2012


6 charged in Chicago-area identity theft schemes
Belleville News Democrat
AP CHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced charges against six people accused of stealing nearly $300000 in separate identity theft schemes. Five people, ranging in age from 27 to 36, face identity theft and fraud charges for ...
Stories expected to appear in Friday's Herald-Whig
Quincy Herald Whig
IDENTITY THEFT-CHARGES: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced charges against six people accused of stealing nearly $300000 in separate identity theft schemes. GACY EXHUMATION: Officials of the Cook County sheriff's office say they have ...
Police: Woman faked being doctor to get drugs
WRGB
Diane Bonser, of Amityville, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal impersonation, falsifying business records and identity theft. Police say the 43-year-old woman phoned the pharmacies claiming to be a doctor or to be calling from a doctor's ...
Man sentenced in ATM identity theft scam
Sacramento Bee
The California attorney general's office says a man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for an ATM identity theft scam that spanned seven counties. Attorney General Kamala Harris says Gervork Aroutiounyan also was ordered to pay more ...


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Identity Theft Cases - Fri Mar 30, 2012


Identity theft comes with legal fallout, headaches, ex-cop warns
www.kamloopsnews.ca
Gerry MacKinnon represents Legal Shield and Kroll Backround America, two companies that specialize in helping victims of identity theft. His presentations are more than sales pitches, he said. “I call it education,” MacKinnon said while giving a set of ...
Free on bail, man steals South Bay IDs to rent hotels, Mercedes, DA says
San Jose Mercury News
This happened while the Monterey resident was free only because he posted bail in another identity theft case. Humes will be sentenced on May 8 after pleading guilty on March 22 to identity theft, grand theft, vehicle theft, burglary, forgery and even ...
Facial recognition software helped in identity theft case, investigators say
WSOC Charlotte
Facial recognition software helped investigators identify suspects in an identity theft case, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said. Detectives received information that two men had taken a copy of someone's birth certificate and that one of them ..
Paul Allen of Microsoft Involved In A Stolen Identity Case
Daily Gossip
You'd imagine that Paul Allen would have a better protection of his personal data, but as what happened proves there's no insurance against identity theft. A complaint filed by the FBI earlier this week pointed out to the fact that an AWOL soldier ...
Free Drinks For Customers Possible In Identity Theft Case
KCCI Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A restaurant chain sued for failing to follow a federal anti-identity theft law has reached an agreement to settle the case. Des Moines-based Palmer's Deli & Market has agreed to provide a free soft drink to customers using a credit ...



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Identity Theft News - Fri Mar 30, 2012


Two Defendants Convicted in Identity Theft Scheme
Patch.com
After a seven-day trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts on all 44 counts it considered, including conspiracy, access device or credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, mail theft, immigration fraud, Social Security fraud, ...
Lessons from Paul Allen ID Theft
BankInfoSecurity.com
And his name's ubiquity could make him, in theory, more susceptible to identity theft than the average consumer. But the ease with which Allen's Citibank debit card and bank account details were stolen via a call center dupe raises serious questions ...
Woman arrested in Everett, accused of identity theft
HeraldNet
She was arrested for investigation of identity theft, possessing stolen property, prescription fraud and drug possession. Turns out, the woman could have been behind bars. On Feb. 28 she was sentenced to 10 months in jail for drug possession.

Deli Agrees to Settle Identity Theft Case By Giving Away Soft Drinks
KCRG
By Aaron Hepker DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A restaurant chain sued for failing to follow a federal anti-identity theft law has reached an agreement to give away soft drinks as a way of settling the case. Des Moines-based Palmer's Deli & Market has agreed ...


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FTC Identity Theft - Fri Mar 30, 2012


Douglasville Business Involved in Identity Theft Scheme
Patch.com
After a seven day trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts on all 44 counts it considered, including conspiracy, access device or credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, mail theft, immigration fraud, social security fraud, ...
Macon tax preparer charged with identity theft and tax fraud
Florida Times-Union
By AP Prosecutors say Willie C. Grant of Macon faces 23 counts of making false claims for tax refunds, four counts of theft of government money and four counts of aggravated identity theft. Investigators say Grant knowingly used the names and Social ...


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Criminal Identity Theft - Fri Mar 30. 2012


Serial identity thief pleads guilty, gets 10 years
Palo Alto Online
by Sue Dremann A 28-year-old man who went on an identity-theft crime spree in Santa Clara County, including in Palo Alto, pleaded guilty on March 22 to numerous criminal counts, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday, ...
Privacy commissioner says UVic broke law by not protecting employee information
Saanich News
"it is clear that the type of personal information stored on the mobile storage device is valuable to criminal organizations. In addition to using it for identity theftcriminals can also exploit personal information to impersonate another individual, ...


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Identity Theft Stories - Thu Mar 29, 2012

Man sentenced in ATM identity theft scam
Sacramento Bee
The California attorney general's office says a man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for an ATM identity theft scam that spanned seven counties. Attorney General Kamala Harris says Gervork Aroutiounyan also was ordered to pay more ...



Identity of tech guru Allen stolen
Bryan College Station Eagle
By RANDY PENNELL and JOANN LOVIGLIO AP PHILADELPHIA -- Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn't immune to identity theft, it seems. A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world, has landed an AWOL soldier in ...



OC man pleads guilty to running ID theft ring
Sacramento Bee
An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to running an identity theft ring that bought luxury goods to sell online. The district attorney's office says Christopher Aragon of Capistrano Beach entered pleas Monday to 50 felony charges, including grand ...



Equifax Launches Identity Protection and Credit Monitoring Product for the Family
Sacramento Bee
This launch comes at a time when reported cases of child identity theft are on the rise. In 2011, more than 19000 child identity theft complaints were reported to the Federal Trade Commission, compared with approximately 6000 cases in 2003.


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Identity Theft Cases - Thu Mar 29, 2012


Palmer's Deli agrees to settle identity theft case
Muscatine Journal
AP | Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:09 am | (0) Comments A restaurant chain sued for failing to follow a federal anti-identity theft law has reached an agreement to settle the case. Des Moines-based Palmer's Deli & Market has agreed to provide a ...
6 people charged with identity theft
SouthtownStar
Charges were announced Wednesday against six people for alleged identity theft schemes that amassed nearly $300000 in fraudulent gains. In the first case, Frederick Jones, 27, of Riverdale; Clarissa M. McGlothin, 32, of Alsip; Tennineil D. Smith, 36, ...
Identity Theft Suspect Rips Off Officer, Faces $2.8 Million Bail
Patch.com
By Zoneil Maharaj Livermore resident Joshua Wayne Miller picked the wrong mark to target in his alleged identity theft spree. Miller, 32, was arrested in Livermore last week on multiple fraud and theft charges and is in custody at Santa Rita Jail with ...


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Identity Theft News - Thu Mar 29, 2012


Trump Tower Resident Arrested For ID Theft Scheme
CBS Local
Dimitar Vangelov, 27, is charged with identity theft. Authorities said he has no recordable income, but was living in a ritzy Trump Tower apartment, driving a Mercedes Benz 500 series, and had eight credit, debit or gift cards with his name and someone...


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FTC Identity Theft - Thu Mar 29, 2012


Identity Theft Awareness Event
WITN
Did you know as many as 9 million Americans will have their identities stolen each year? That an estimate from the Federal Trade Commission and it's the reason one college in the east is holding a seminar to help you protect yourself.
National fraud ranking unwelcome
ReporterHerald.com
Larimer and Weld counties find themselves in the alarming position of being among the top areas in the nation for identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While computer fraud seems to have increased the problem, such thefts occur ...
What to Know About Credit-Card Debt Collection
NASDAQ
In fact, reports of deceptive debt-collection tactics were the second-most common complaint (after identity theft) that the FTC received in 2011. "Debt collection is complicated, and some collectors may push the boundaries of the regulations and law to ...


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Criminal Identity Theft - Thu Mar 29, 2012


Baltimore Attorney James Crawford Shares His Expertise in WestLaw's 'Inside ...
U.S. Politics Today
James Crawford, Esq. has contributed to Westlaw's new Inside the Minds publication on identity theft crime. BALTIMORE, MD, March 28, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Firm founder James Crawford, Esq. of the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, ...
Sharp-eyed Jeweler Helps Cops
Patch.com
Police Reports: Suspected jewel thief arrested; Teacher aid suspected of assault; Cop gets erroneous criminal charges after identity theft. By Adam Crisp These items were selected from several hundred Mount Pleasant Police Reports filed recently.


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FTC Identity Theft - Wed Mar 28, 2012


Identity theft raises security questions
Statesman Journal
Federal Trade Commission report analyzed 2256 consumer complaints about identity theft in Oregon from 2010. Fraud involving credit cards accounted for 14 percent of the complaints. Identity theft involving banks accounted for a 12 percent share of ...
Is your identity safe?
UpperMichigansSource.com
Citizens Bank held a free identity theft seminar on the campus of Michigan Tech Tuesday evening. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the number of identity theft incidents has reached 9.9 million a year. Every minute, 19 people become victims of ...
If Microsoft Co-Founder's ID Isn't Safe, Is Yours?
Manufacturing Business Technology
JoAnn Loviglio and Randy Pennell, AP PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn't immune to identity theft, it seems. A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world, has landed an AWOL soldier in ...
Identity of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen stolen
Bryan College Station Eagle
Authorities said Monday that an AWOL soldier stole Allen's identity and used a fraudulently obtained debit card to pay personal expenses. PHILADELPHIA -- Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn't immune to identity theft, it seems.


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FTC calls for laws to protect consumer privacy on Internet

FTC calls for laws to protect consumer privacy on Internet :
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Criminal Identity Theft - Wed Mar 28, 2012


Biggest 'botnet' operation busted
Catholic Online
Computer users accidentally click on a malicious link or file, and their PCs begin performing automated tasks that help cyber criminals commit identity theft. Microsoft alleges that botnets infected with the so-called Zeus malware can record users' ...
Commentary: In battle against Bank of America, undocumented immigrant loses
Kansas City Star
The US Supreme Court and other courts have ruled recently that such use of Social Security cards is not a crime or identity theft. In fact, the act of being in the United States without documentation is, in many instances, a civil matter, ...
Identity theft strikes co-founder of Microsoft
New York Daily News
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been a victim of identity theft. An AWOL soldier's simple scheme to defraud one of the richest men in the world has landed him in federal custody, according to a criminal complaint.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Identity Theft Stories - Tue Mar 27, 2012


FBI: Soldier stole Microsoft co-founder's identity
USA TODAY
While the financial loss is comparatively small, it shows the importance of the issue of identity theft prevention. "Clearly, it's a reminder that anyone can be a victim of this," Postman said. An email to Price's public defender wasn't immediately ...

What Happened When My Identity Was Stolen
Business Insider
Their stories are dramatic and even tragic. According to Javelin Research's 2012 Identity Fraud Report, 11.6 million Americans lost $18 billion to identity theft last year, and “the growth in the fraud rate is being primarily generated by the increased ...


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Identity Theft Cases - Tue Mar 27, 2012


Paul Allen victim of identity theft by AWOL soldier in Pennsylvania
OregonLive.com
Just under 280000 cases of identity theft were reported in 2011, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. That includes complaints through the Better Business Bureau and state attorney general offices and other law ...

Police Log: Identity Theft, Drunken Driving and Minors Breaking Curfew
Patch.com
Identity theft cases logged at 10:50 am along 1500 Poppybank Court, 6:40 pm from the 4100 block of Crisfield Lane, and at 8:14 pm along 8100 War Glory Place. Minors in possession of alcohol was reported at 9:10 pm on the 2400 block of Via De Los ...
Woman Sought In Identity Theft Case
Patch.com
Courtesy of the Caledonia Police Department Caledonia Police are searching for a woman suspected of fraud of a credit card and identity theft, and they are looking for the community to help identify the woman. The suspect allegedly used a debit card ...


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Identity Theft News - Tue Mar 27, 2012


Identity Theft Kingpin Pleads Guilty
Patch.com
Capistrano Beach man and crew stole identities, went shopping and then sold the ill-gotten goods on eBay and Craigslist -- until Newport Beach police shut them down. By Penny ArĂ©valo Police finally caught up with the leader of an identity-theft crime ...
OC man pleads guilty to running ID theft ring
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) -- An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to running an identity theft ring that bought luxury goods to sell online. The district attorney's office says Christopher Aragon of Capistrano Beach entered pleas Monday to 50 felony charges, ...
BC-US--Microsoft Co-Founder-Identity Theft,4rd Ld-Writethru, US ...
From Yahoo! News: An AWOL soldier's simple scheme to defraud one of the richest men in the world has landed him in federal custody, according to a criminal ...


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FTC Identity Theft - Tue Mar 27, 2012


Summary Box: FBI says Microsoft co-founder, billionaire Paul Allen, was ...
Washington Post
FRAUD: Federal investigators allege that AWOL soldier Brandon Lee Price ran a simple scheme to defraud billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world. DETAILS: Price changed the address on a bank account held by Allen, ...
Paul Allen victim of identity theft
MyNorthwest.com
By Chris Sullivan Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had his identity stolen by an AWOL soldier in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/file) It looks like no one is immune from identity theft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had his identity stolen by an AWOL soldier ...


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Criminal Identity Theft - Tue Mar 27, 2012


Exclusive: Identity theft tax fraud on the rise
The News-Press
Identity theft victim Galen Ballard reads a letter... Identity theft, especially as it relates to government benefits and taxes, was the No. 1 consumer complaint in the US in 2011, according to the Federal Trade Commission. This type of crime has ...
Microsoft Botnet Bust: US Marshals Raid Offices In Two States To Disrupt ...
Huffington Post
They grow in size as computer users accidentally click on a malicious link or file, and their PCs begin performing automated tasks that help cyber criminals commit identity theft. Microsoft, whose aim is to secure its Windows operating system that ...


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Business Identity Theft - Tue Mar 27, 2012


AWOL soldier stole Microsoft co-founder's identity, FBI says
Los Angeles Times
While the amount is comparatively small, it shows the importance of the issue of identity theft prevention. "Clearly, it's a reminder that anyone can be a victim of this," Postman said. The complaint doesn't specify how Price allegedly changed the ...
UK's CPP says FSA probe not over as profits fall
Reuters
The FSA says CPP may have overstated the risks of identity theft to customers and not properly explained how its products worked. CPP agreed last month with the FSA to make a number of changes to its renewals process and review its past business...
CPP plummets on restoration of listing
ShareCast
LONDON (SHARECAST) - CPP Group, an identity theft and credit card insurer, saw its shares plunge as trading in its shares resumed after a five-week gap. The company's stock exchange listing was temporarily suspended on February 20th because the ...


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Identity Theft Stories - Mon Mar 26, 2012


Microsoft claims to take down Zeus
Fox News
The “Zeus” family of malware is responsible for a large portion of online fraud and identity theft, the company said. Office buildings in Illinois and Pennsylvania were raided by US Marshals on Friday, accompanied by Microsoft investigators.
Microsoft Joins Financial Services Industry to Disrupt Massive Zeus Cybercrime ...
Sacramento Bee
Microsoft collaborates with financial services industry in unprecedented cross-industry action against notorious cybercrime operation behind online fraud and identity theft. By Microsoft Corp. REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In its ...
Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft
Story · 0 Comments. Font Size: It's a crime that happens in seconds. We're talking about identity theft. New technologies are helping crooks and making it ... 


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Identity Theft Cases - Mon Mar 26, 2012

Conn. state police investigate identity theft case
Newsday
Click here Print Aa Conn. state police investigate identity theft case Published: March 26, 2012 12:16 PM By The Associated Press (AP) -- State police in North Canaan are investigating the theft of debit card information that was used to buy gift cards ...


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Criminal Identity Theft - Mon Mar 26, 2012

IRS simplicity said to fuel identity theft refund fraud | Connecticut ...
Identity theft is a crime that takes many forms. The consequences for those convicted of identity theft, however, remain.

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