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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.


Dose of their own medicine! Owners of are arrested for extortion, money laundering and identity theft as THEIR mugs now circulate the internet after they made ...

Now the mugs of Sahar Sarid and Thomas Keesee, two of the four alleged owners of, are circulating the internet after they were arrested on charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft. The website owners believed to be Sarid ...

Published:  Sat, 19 May 2018 12:05:00 GMT

All of's alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges

The quartet has been charged with extortion, money laundering, and identity theft. Bhavnanie was arraigned by a Pennsylvania state judge also on Wednesday-his bail was reportedly set at $1.86 million. According to Tania Mercado, a spokeswoman for the ...

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 16:55:00 GMT

'Why is PayPal demanding money from me when I was the victim of a £527 identity theft scam'

This should be accessible via the help and contact page on To glean information about potential identity theft victims, fraudsters may trawl through social networking sites, rummage through dustbins and recycling boxes and garner personal ...

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 23:12:00 GMT

Woman with sketchy past faces Colorado Springs trial for again posing as nurse

The Colorado Attorney General's Office unraveled the alleged ... Jackson, who is free on $3,000 bond, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony counts of identity theft and criminal impersonation and a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized nursing.

Published:  Tue, 15 May 2018 14:54:00 GMT

A new way to manage identity theft risk

Several large home insurance carriers (including TD Insurance, The Co-operators, Intact, and CAA South Central Ontario) cite identity theft as a major concern. The Co-operators, for example, covers up to $30,000 per incident on its home insurance ...

Published:  Mon, 07 May 2018 13:47:00 GMT

2 arrested in Erie for alleged theft after crashing stolen car from Longmont

Alan Clifton, 29, of Denver, and Makayla Weber, 18, of Windsor, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, identity theft, criminal trespassing ... according to Haefele. Colorado court records show that Clifton has a number of previous felony ...

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 17:39:00 GMT

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