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Identity Theft in Delaware

Delaware MapIn a recent year in Delaware, 725 people became victims of identity theft, ranking the state 13th highest in the nation at a rate of 81.9 cases of identity theft for every 100,000 people in the population.

People in Delaware have several options for better safeguarding themselves against such identity theft. First, many reputable Identity Theft Protection services offer customers around-the-clock monitoring of their credit and are notified right away if any suspicious activity is registered; if an identity breach happens, the protection company helps to recover their customers' good credit. This saves individuals both time and money as it can often be costly for victims of identity theft to repair the damage done on their own. Additionally, Delaware residents can better protect their identity by only giving out personal information when absolutely necessary, using firewalls and other data security measures on their computers, and by reviewing their credit reports and Social Security Administration earnings statements each year for any unrecognized employment or other activity.

Criminals take personal information, especially social security numbers, and utilize it in a number of fraudulent ways. Payday loans can be taken out in more than one state, incurring vast amounts of debt. They can open credit lines at banks or retailers, making purchases before their victims detect anything out of the ordinary. Stolen bank account information can result in drained savings and checking accounts in a matter of minutes, leaving Delaware account owners with nothing. Finally, the issues regarding health care in Delaware, identity theft is now used more frequently to access medical care with victims' information.

The IRS also informed the public of a recent increase in tax-related identity theft, where stolen social security numbers of Delaware residents are used to file falsified tax returns and take their refund. Unfortunately, victims are often not aware of the theft and fraudulent tax return until they attempt to file their taxes and learn that one was filed earlier in the year.

 

United Hacks of America: States with the Highest Rates of Identity Theft

Credit card fraud accounts for an impressive 39% of identity theft crimes. Delaware may be among the smallest states in the country, but relative to most other American states, it experiences a high r...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:07:00 GMT



Exton Target Theft Suspect May Have Hit Other Area Stores: Police

Police said she may be involved din thefts in Delaware and Montgomery Counties as well. Anyone who has information on this person's identity or the alleged theft is asked to contact Det.

Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:04:00 GMT



City Furniture Prevents Identity Theft with Intellicheck's Retail ID Mobile

City Furniture is protecting customers and non-customers alike from the damaging impact of identity theft with a cutting-edge technology solution now in place at their twenty-nine locations across Flo...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 04:13:00 GMT



Intersections Inc., Owner of Consumer Security Platform IDENTITY GUARD®, Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Joint Venture Formed By iSubscribed and Partners

Following the tender offer, WC SACD will effect a second-step merger, pursuant to Section 251(h) of Delaware's corporate law ... With the addition of Intersections' Identity Guard® comprehensive ident...

Published:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:30:00 GMT



Intersections (INTX) to be Acquired by Joint Venture Formed by iSubscribed and Partners

Following the tender offer, WC SACD will effect a second-step merger, pursuant to Section 251(h) of Delaware's corporate law ... With the addition of Intersections' Identity Guard® comprehensive ident...

Published:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:48:00 GMT



Delaware State Police: Man Steals Church Volunteer's Purse During Sunday Mass

WILMINGTON (CBS) - Delaware State Police is looking for a man they say stole a church volunteer's purse during Sunday mass. The theft happened ... regarding the identity or whereabouts ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:52:00 GMT



Richmond man indicted for drug, theft charges

Allen Lamb, 30, of Northgate Drive, Richmond, two counts first-degree controlled substance possession, identity theft without consent, second-degree controlled substance possession and first-degree wa...

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 23:55:00 GMT



Suspects wanted in theft from Target

The suspects wanted in the Oct. 17 theft are described as follows ... Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or the identity of the suspects, is asked to call Detective Randy Petris at ...

Published:  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:01:00 GMT



Q&A: Kent County Recorder of Deeds candidates respond to issues

Delaware Law 9 Del. C ... a white collar crime called "house stealing," which is a combination of identity theft and mortgage fraud. In 2017, Equifax (one of the three credit bureaus ...

Published:  Tue, 30 Oct 2018 21:47:00 GMT



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