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Latest Identity fraud Stories

2014-03-13 12:34:02

Fellowes, Inc. and the Identity Theft Resource Center Partner to Provide Education on the Topic ITASCA, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax-related identity theft has been on the rise for years and the ITRC predicts it won't be slowing down in 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/CG47409LOGO The Javelin Strategy & Research 2014 Identity Fraud Report found incidences of identity theft rose to 13.1 million people in 2013, which is the second highest number in 11 years....

2014-03-11 23:24:55

Industries’ First One-Stop-Shop for Consumers to Access, Monitor, and Analyze Their Credit, Improve Finances, and Safeguard Identity Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Today, Credit Sesame, the leading consumer credit and personal finance company, that provides millions of consumers access to free credit scores, free credit monitoring, and better ways to save money and manage their finances, today announces the addition of its advanced credit and identity theft protection...

2014-03-10 08:36:12

ID360 offers a team of highly trained recovery specialists and a national network of former law enforcement and prosecution professionals MAHWAH, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As identity theft continues to rise, reliable solutions are needed to mitigate the often far-reaching impact on victims. ID360 is a newly launched company that goes beyond identifying potential identity fraud--it offers comprehensive investigative and recovery services to resolve these matters. (Logo:...

2013-11-23 23:02:29

Recent study reveals that 46% of financial fraud attempts involve identity theft – almost double the rate (27%) of cases detected in 2012! AU10TIX warns against manual ID examination and data checking practices that are inconsistent and error-prone, especially in online customer acquisition and service channels. Nicosia, Cyprus (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Identity theft has become a "significant and rising threat", accounting for as much as 46%(!) of all fraud attempts detected...

2013-10-17 08:27:45

Identity protection begins with your credit report COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 12 million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft, and the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 is $21 billion so far, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week (Oct. 20-26), Experian® suggests several ways to proactively monitor credit to identify unauthorized activity and stop possible identity...

2013-10-01 12:35:46

MANCHESTER, England, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We're far more likely to protect ourselves and our partners from the risk of ID fraud than our parents, grandparents or even our children, according to new independent research[1]. As part of an annual awareness campaign, called 'Don't let it be you', head of households are being urged to be aware of the impact of personal identity fraud on the wider family as National Identity Fraud Prevention Month commences 1st...

2013-09-30 04:23:19

LONDON, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Hustle's Paul Wilson shows us what happens when our guard is down (Video available) Almost one in four of the 50 million mobile device users in the UK[1] do not password protect their devices suggesting they are not as tech literate as they profess according to new research commissioned by Experian CreditExpert to mark the beginning of National Identity Fraud Prevention...

2013-09-12 08:30:43

Ponemon report concludes consumers unaware of life-threatening dangers; Medical Identity Fraud Alliance launched to mobilize healthcare industry and empower consumers TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical identity theft is a national healthcare issue with life-threatening and hefty financial consequences. According to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute, medical identity theft and "family fraud" are on the rise; with...

2013-05-01 08:32:12

Data Breach Thought Leader Rick Kam of ID Experts To Speak in D.C. PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity theft is the nation's fastest-growing crime, claiming almost ten million victims per year, according to FBI statistics. Medical identity theft is the latest threat to affect patients--especially senior citizens. To address this growing epidemic, the Federal Trade Commission will host the educational forum "Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age" to...

2013-02-20 12:29:25

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research, has found there were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in 2012; a one million increase over the previous year. The report also found the total amount of fraud increased to $21 billion, the largest loss suffered in the past three years, and an increase of nearly $3 billion from the 2011 study. Data from the report indicated one in four consumers who received a data breach...