Identity Theft Help Center Blog
Sep
14

A report from TWC News:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is taking steps to remedy the latest cyber attacks by providing free credit monitoring as part of the ID theft protection. Identity theft can be a nightmare to fix and repair on your credit report.
Excellus said it knows the issue can be frustrating and is offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to affected individuals.
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Sep
8

A report from Portsmouth Daily Times:

By Frank Lewis
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office’s Identity Theft Unit received nearly 3,500 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $ 1 million in fraudulent debt during the unit’s first three years of existence, according to complaint information.
“Identity theft continues to be a serious problem for many Ohioans,” DeWine said. “Victims can experience lower credit scores, rejection for a [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
29

A report from WatertownDailyTimes.com:

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While never smiled upon by law enforcement authorities, young people have long looked upon obtaining fake identification as a rite of passage.
Having a phony driver’s license meant a minor could buy alcohol for himself and his friends. And for those entering college who weren’t yet old enough to purchase liquor legally, this was a true perk. Freedom from parental rule plus a fake ID equals [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
21

A report from NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn you need to think about more than supplies, clothes and bus schedules. You also need to think about identity theft. (Published Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015)
As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn you need to think about more than supplies, clothes and bus schedules. You also need [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
19

A report from Monterey County Herald:
Q I hear stories about how my financial life can be ruined if someone gains access to my personal identifying information. What can I do?
A Identity theft is becoming a huge problem. Just this week the IRS released an updated estimate stating hacker thieves stole the personal tax information of 334,000 taxpayers from an IRS website, giving them all the information they would need [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
18

A report from KABC-TV:
LOS ANGELES (KABC) –
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office announced a new plan Tuesday to deal with identity theft cases.Year to year, Los Angeles has seen a rise in identity theft crimes. According to the office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, there were 254 cases of identity victimization in 2014. In 2015, there have already been 375 cases of identity theft.Ill-begotten Social Security and [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
17

A report from Noozhawk:By Sanford and Christy Horowitz | | Published on 08.17.2015 11:45 a.m.

Identity theft occurs when someone represents that he/she is you by using your personal information, and does so for either fraudulent or other unlawful, improper purposes.
Identity theft can occur when someone uses your personal information to open a “new account,” such as a bank account or credit-card account.
It also occurs in cyberspace when someone [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
14

A report from The National Law Review:

posted on: Friday, August 14, 2015
When an employer is responding to a breach of their employees’ personal information, one of the last things they may think about is whether the value of the credit monitoring or other identity protection services they make available to affected employees should be considered taxable to the employees and reported as such. In Announcement 2015-22, the Internal Revenue Service [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
14

A report from The Inquisitr:

Identity theft occurs on a daily basis and is everywhere. Doing a quick Google search about it, will yield millions of results on how to prevent it from happening. And there are even movies like Identity Thief, which paints the picture of how horrible it is to be in this situation.

Although some helpful sites may state the obvious — like don’t give our your personal [...] Continue Reading…

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Aug
13

A report from WCPO:
READING, Ohio — Christine Carpenter was surprised, to say the least, when she received a bill from Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in July for treatment of a heroin overdose.
The 37-year-old Reading resident owes nearly $ 700 in out-of-pocket for the May 26 visit, and her insurance company has already footed more than $ 3,000 of the bill.
Christine Carpenter, 37, of Reading
But Carpenter hasn’t [...] Continue Reading…

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