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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.

 

Mugshots.com owners arrested for extortion, money laundering and identity theft

Two alleged owners of Mugshots.com, Sahar Sarid and Thomas Keesee, were arrested in south Florida for charges of extortion, money laundering, and identity theft, according to a ... Unpublisharrest.com to charge people a "de-publishing" fee if they ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 06:47:00 GMT



That royal wedding quiz filling your Facebook could put you at risk for identity theft

But it also puts you in real danger of identity theft. It sounds innocuous enough. Much as other, more adult, prompts have asked users to create and forward along their "porn star" name, this one helps you craft an aristocratic title from seemingly ...

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 16:56:00 GMT



Delaware to release new state IDs

"It's very important that Delaware took a step forward in regards to creating this new design, for the idea, because of identity theft, which has become such a problem, not just in Delaware, but across the country," said Delaware State Senator Ernie Lopez ...

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 18:46:00 GMT



Four men linked to Mugshots.com have been charged with extortion

Four men allegedly behind the website Mugshots.com have been arrested and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft ... individuals have to pay a "de-publishing" fee -- a practice ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 09:58:00 GMT



MUGSHOT.COM OWNERS ARRESTED FOR CHARGING FEES TO REMOVE ARREST PHOTOS OFF INTERNET

May 17, 2018 (Sacramento) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced charges of extortion, money laundering, and identity theft against four defendants ... Unpublisharrest.com and charged a "de-publishing" fee to have the content ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 00:41:00 GMT



What Is Mugshots.com Alleged Owners Arrested, Accused of $2 Million 'Cyber Extortion' Scheme

money laundering and identity theft. Thomas Keesee and Sahar Sarid, of Florida, were detained on Wednesday this week following an investigation spearheaded by the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force. The case is now being prosecuted by ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 07:15:00 GMT



Government Should "˜Stop Pretending' Your Social Security Number is Secret

Since then it's morphed into "a de facto national identifier" used by businesses ... of doing nothing outweighs the cost of building a new system. Last year identity theft cost Americans $16.8 billion, according to Javelin Strategy and Research.

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 14:20:00 GMT



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