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Identity Thief Poses as RN, Endangers Patients

Nurses have historically been viewed as angels of mercy. It was only through luck that a felon from Tennessee who posed as a nurse didn’t become an agent of death before pleading guilty to healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. In today’s complex healthcare...

Unsuspecting Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that in 2017, the number of taxpayers who reported tax-related identity theft declined by 50 percent. While this sounds like great news, identity thieves are becoming increasingly savvy at finding new ways to steal money from unsuspecting victims...

Identity Theft Begins at Home

A Connecticut man who committed identify theft was convicted for a scheme in which he obtained loans and then filed bankruptcy using another person’s identity. Joel C. Riley used a woman’s name and personal information to fraudulently obtain loans without her knowledge or permission....

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...

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...

Hitting the Identity Theft Jackpot

Reno, Nevada is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World” and is famous for its hotels and casinos. More recently, it’s known for a resident who operated an elaborate identity theft fraud scheme that involved creating and using more than 8,000 fraudulent...

Joyride

Fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to manipulate personal details about others for personal gain. (Their modus operandi is all about enjoying life at the expense of their victims.) An identity thief from Jacksonville, Florida took a three-year long joyride with the personal identification...

It Can Happen Anywhere

Identities used in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) crimes can be stolen from anywhere – hospitals, nursing homes, or even public death lists. An enterprising woman from Antioch, Tennessee committed SIRF and aggravated identity theft by using the personal information of incarcerated individuals under...

Not If, But When

If you think your identity could never be stolen, think again. According to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Report, 1,209 security breaches occurred in 2016 exposing 1.1 billion identities. If that doesn’t scare you, then consider that over the past eight years, more than 7.1...

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