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Latest Identity fraud Stories

2013-01-30 08:26:34

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's more to worry about this Valentine's Day than the possibility of a lonely or broken heart. Experian's ProtectMyID.com(®), a multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, offers insights into how to safeguard against con artists looking to steal identities and money from people seeking to make a love connection. There are a variety of ways thieves try to capitalize on a person's trusting nature,...

2012-12-20 16:20:21

FREMONT, Mich., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holiday season reaching a frenzied pace as remaining shopping days continue to slip away, business seems to be on the upswing for everyone - including identity thieves who take advantage of the crowds and confusion to get a little something for themselves, your identity. Identity theft remains the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission which reports that more than 9 million have reported losses totaling more than $50...

2012-12-05 05:04:23

Little is know about the scope of child identity theft and how criminals use personal information to commit crime - until now. ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, is a sponsor of new, comprehensive research conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research that finds that one in 40 households with children under age 18 had at least one child whose personal information was compromised by identity criminals. Moreover, the information is often used to create "synthetic identities," where a...

2012-11-14 08:38:06

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There are more than 10,000 identity fraud rings in the U.S. according to a new study released today by ID Analytics' ID:A Labs. An identity fraud ring is a group of people actively collaborating to commit identity fraud. This study is the first to investigate the interconnections of identity manipulators and identity fraudsters to identify rings of criminals working in collaboration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/LA12391) While...

2012-10-03 23:03:08

Agreement Helps Chexys Extend its Efforts to Protect Consumers and Businesses from the Threat of Identity Theft Caused by Check Fraud Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 EZShield®, a leader in identity theft management solutions, today announced it has partnered with Chexys, a printer and seller of business and personal checks, to provide check fraud protection services. As a result of this partnership, business owners and consumers that use Chexys can leverage EZShield to reduce...

2012-08-29 06:27:56

LONDON, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian, the global information services company, has revealed that the mortgage industry saw a 23 per cent jump in attempted fraud rates between April and June 2012. In the meantime, Experian's latest Fraud Index shows that fraud fell by three per cent year-on-year across financial services products with automotive finance and insurance providers witnessing the biggest decreases during the period. A total of 39 in every 10,000...

2012-02-22 11:00:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently released 2012 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Report, shows that the number of identity fraud incidents increased by 13 percent in 2011, totaling 11.6 million adult victims. The report also found that certain social media behaviors and increasing number of data breach incidents contributed to the overall amount of identity fraud instances in the United States over the past year. Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), a...

2011-09-16 07:00:00

Identity Ambassador Commission, the nation's leading identity theft training, education and protection organization, is pleased to announce the release of the industry's first professional designation: Certified Identity Expert (CIE). Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Identity Ambassador Commission has been protecting American consumers from identity theft through education and training for many years, and the addition of the Certified Identity Expert (CIE) course and designation was...

2011-06-30 08:00:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian(®), the global information services company, today announced the launch of Precise ID(SM) for Customer Management, the latest addition to the Experian Precise ID suite of authentication and fraud detection services. The new capabilities bring a higher level of sophistication to effectively detect identity fraud in existing accounts. Fraud in existing accounts occurs when an identity thief gains access to;...

2011-02-08 11:00:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released Javelin Strategy & Research 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report reveals that the number of identity fraud incidents decreased in the United States by 28 percent - three million fewer victims than last year - and the total overall fraud amount decreased from $56 billion to $37 billion in 2010. However, mean consumer out-of-pocket costs due to identity fraud increased 63 percent from $387 per incident in 2009 to $631 per...