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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.


Update: Feds, Financial Crimes Task Force Investigating Alleged Identity Theft Ring in Keller, 3 Arrested

An investigation into an alleged identity theft ring led federal agents and members of the North Texas Financial Crimes Task Force to raid a home in Keller Thursday morning, officials say. Investigato...

Published:  Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:21:00 GMT

LOWER MAKEFIELD POLICE REPORT: Wanted man found sleeping in portable toilet; man and woman swipe crab legs, steak from grocery store

The following information is provided by the Lower Makefield Township Police Department: IDENTITY THEFT )) 1500 block of ... Google Play cards before realizing this was a scam. THEFT )) 1600 block of ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:42:00 GMT

iSubscribed And Partners Complete Acquisition Of Intersections Inc., Owner Of Identity Guard® Consumer Security Platform

In accordance with the terms of the previously announced merger agreement and Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware ... of Intersections' Identity Guard® comprehensive ...

Published:  Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:02:00 GMT

Milford Police asking for help identifying theft suspects

after the theft occurred. Milford Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding the identity of the pictured suspects or other information on the incident to contact Cpl. Brittingham at ...

Published:  Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:20:00 GMT

Talking without Thinking

The stories of identity theft are frightening ... The murder case of Kian de los Santos was pursued in part because of the barangay's CCTV footage showing something suspicious happening even ...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:04:00 GMT

Top Things To Know About Criminal Laws In New Jersey

In the event of an "˜Identity Theft' lawsuit filed by a victim ... of New Jersey can tout about over the neighboring states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are its safe neighborhoods. Statistic...

Published:  Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2018

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Identity Theft Detection Rules In early December 2018 ... investigations following the early activity of France's Commission Nationale de L'informatique et des Libertes (CN...

Published:  Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:49:00 GMT

Ex-Corvallis lawyer sentenced to federal prison for theft

She is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Benton County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to aggravated theft, identity theft and tax evasion. Prosecutors say she embezzled money from the firm's cl...

Published:  Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:40:00 GMT

December Indictments

Buskill, 30, of the 2900 block of Delaware Street, second-degree burglary ... substance (meth), second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft of identity. Christopher R. Degarmo, ...

Published:  Sun, 13 Jan 2019 03:20:00 GMT

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