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Leave the Children Out of It

Identity theft occurs when a fraudster uses another person’s identity to gain unauthorized access to their financial information. A woman from Washington stole the identities of over a dozen children to fraudulently collect benefits and open bank accounts in their names. (What kind of...

Young and Wicked

Elderly people are one of the most common demographics targeted by fraudsters because they are seen as more vulnerable and easier to exploit. Fraudsters typically use scare tactics to convince elderly individuals to trust them with their personal information and money. A Minnesota couple has...

Off with Her Head

Identity theft occurs when a fraudster uses another person’s identity to gain unauthorized access to their financial information. As you know, fraudsters will employ a variety of schemes to collect personally identifiable information from unsuspecting victims. Today’s case is about two Sacramento women who...

Phishing for Elderly Victims

Senior citizens are susceptible to fraud because they are more likely to fall for phishing schemes. (We’re not talking about fishing here. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails that look legitimate to induce individuals to reveal personal info like passwords or account...

Identity Crisis

Typically, when a fraudster is guilty of committing one crime, it’s almost a sure thing that they’re guilty of committing multiple. This is the case for one fraudster from Oregon who managed to rack up a staggering amount of charges against her for attempting...

No Cash Back

People pickpocket packs of gum, pairs of earrings, and other small things from retailers thinking it’s a harmless crime without consequences. Petty theft itself is not to be condoned, but the even larger problem is how easily people escalate from petty theft to full-fledged...

COVID Feature: No Time to Gamble

Nevada is the latest in a string of states to report increased amounts of identity theft due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Nevada is known for legalized gambling, this is no time to be taking chances when it comes to safeguarding personal information. Thanks to...

Bad Hotel Service

Everyone wants to enjoy a nice vacation where the hotel is equipped with fresh bedding, soft towels, room service, and large entertainment systems. (All these amenities cost the hotel a pretty penny behind the scenes.) One hotel owner went too far in trying to...

What A Toothache

There are several skillsets you should possess to successfully be an office manager. Deceiving those around you and being able to discreetly embezzle money do not meet the criteria. (Try putting that under the ‘qualifications’ section of your resume. I doubt you’d get many...

Clear Line of Sight

Opticians are eye wear professionals who help customers find the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses and ensure they fit properly. There is a set of specific knowledge and skills that one must possess to become an Optician. Being skilled in identity theft fraud is...

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