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Identity Theft in Colorado

Colorado MapColorado ranks ninth-highest in America when considering identity theft, with an average of 95 cases reported for every 100,000 residents. For the nearly 5,000 individuals who reported identity theft in a recent year, their lives were deeply affected by this crime that is becoming more prevalent in the nation as a whole.

One newer form of identity theft is tax-related, as thieves use stolen social security numbers to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. Residents are often unaware of this victimization until they attempt to file their tax return and find that another was already filed earlier using their SSN. The IRS recently published a list of warning signs for tax-related identity theft, such as IRS records indicating that wages were received from an employer not recognized by the individual; receiving an IRS notice that multiple tax returns were filed with a specific SSN; or taxpayers are notified 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 Colorado residents who suspect that they have experienced identity theft, it is suggested that they file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, file a report with the local police department, contact one of the three primary credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to establish a fraud alert on their accounts, and to close any accounts that were opened fraudulently. In addition, people in Colorado who suspect 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 online at

Finally, Identity Theft Protection services can be purchased through a number of reputable companies, to help individuals in Colorado not only prevent identity theft but also to manage the necessary measures if such a crime should come to impact their lives.


Voice of the consumer: Don't risk ID theft, LETTER RIP

The popular document shredding event, LETTER RIP, is returning to Colorado Springs. Millions of Americans are victims of identity theft every year. You can take steps to help protect yourself from ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:05:00 GMT

Woman wanted for identity theft taken into custody in Colorado

OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities say a woman wanted for using someone else's identify to purchase a vehicle in Oklahoma City was taken into custody hundreds of miles away. Officials with the ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:18:00 GMT

Serial White-Collar Criminal Captured In Colorado

Miller is now in the Arapahoe County Jail in Colorado facing one fugitive of justice and one identity theft charge. Police say she's expected to be extradited back to Oklahoma soon to face additional ...

Published:  Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:09:00 GMT

Barron Co. man found dead in Minnesota

Three subjects were interviewed, arrested and taken to the Barron County Jail on pending charges; Levi Mattila - Identity Theft and Obstruction, Jesse Scribner - Identity Theft and Obstruction, ...

Published:  Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:30:00 GMT

Man, 23, who 'claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen' pleads not guilty to identity theft

Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, was indicted this week on two counts of lying to federal agents and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was arraigned today at court in Cincinnati. Rini was ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:06:00 GMT

Salt Lake City apartment tenants fear identity theft after arrest of maintenance worker, who was hired despite lengthy criminal history

Highland manages another 28 apartment complexes across Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and South Dakota ... and has convictions for identity fraud, theft, forgery, shoplifting, unlawful use of a financial ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:22:00 GMT

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