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Identity Theft in Alaska

Alaska MapAlaska ranks 43rd in the nation with respect to identity theft, with an average occurrence of 44.8 reported cases for every 100,000 residents. However, for the 313 individuals who reported identity theft in a recent year, their lives were negatively impacted by this emerging crime.

One of the more recent forms of identity theft is tax-related, as criminals take a stolen social security number and use it to file a tax return to claim a fraudulent refund. Victims are often unaware of this theft until they try to file their tax return and discover that another one was filed early in the year using their SSN. The IRS has provided a list of warning signs for tax-related identity theft, such as receiving an IRS notice that more than one tax return was filed with a particular SSN; IRS records indicating that wages were received from an employer not recognized by the individual; or taxpayers find out that they owe additional tax or have had collection actions taken against them for a year in which they did not file a return.

For Alaska residents who suspect that they have been a victim of identity theft, it is recommended that they file a report with the local police department, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, contact one of the three primary credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) to establish a fraud alert on their credit records, and to take the steps necessary to close any accounts that were opened fraudulently. In addition, Alaskans who believe that they have been a victim of tax-related identity theft should respond immediately to any IRS notice received by mail, as well as complete the Identity Theft Affidavit provided by the IRS.

Also, Identity Theft Protection services are available from a number of reputable companies, to help individuals in Alaska not only prevent identity theft but also to manage the necessary steps if such theft should occur.

 

Family warns of dangers of child identity theft

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Published:  Thu, 10 May 2018 08:35:00 GMT



The Most Popular Infomercial Product in Each State

No-nonsense New Yorkers are protecting themselves from identity theft with the RFID-blocking Aluma wallet ... Alabama and North Dakota are all over the George Forman Grill; Alaska and Rhode Island are mixing things up with the Magic Bullet; and Floridians ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 04:10:00 GMT



CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

Those who receive a letter are being offered a full year of no-cost credit monitoring and identity theft insurance as a safeguard.

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 12:24:00 GMT



1 million kids suffer ID theft, so parents beware

"That can make it extremely difficult for the victim to fix the record." The theft is likely to go unnoticed for years. The study, which was sponsored by Identity Guard, found 66 percent of child ID theft victims are under the age of 8 - more than 10 ...

Published:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:36:00 GMT



NY woman charged with identity theft in Mount Pocono

Dorothy Hogue, 27, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged Friday with trying to use someone else's identity to close on a $5,000 loan application at a Mount Pocono bank in June. Hogue entered Wells Fargo's Mount Pocono branch and presented a fake Alaska driver's ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:13:00 GMT



Child Identity Theft - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

They had to file an identity theft affidavit with their tax returns this year but ... The floating mass of garbage known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now bigger than Alaska - twice the size of Texas. The floating mass of garbage known as the ...

Published:  Thu, 10 May 2018 17:49:00 GMT



Why you should freeze your child's credit

For years, identity theft expert Eva Velasquez warned parents that freezing ... bureaus to create reports for those under 18 in response to a freeze request are Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana ...

Published:  Sun, 01 Apr 2018 06:15:00 GMT



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