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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.


Delco Attorney Indicted for Attempted Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

A Delaware County attorney has been arrested and charged with attempted bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced. In ...

Published:  Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:27:00 GMT

Sri Lanka to slash customs inspections after blocking identity theft

Customs wants to connect all traders and agencies to its Asycuda online customs management system for better visibility, which they hope will stop identity theft that is now taking ... export ...

Published:  Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:54:00 GMT

US teen sues Apple for $1 billion after being wrongly accused of theft

There were similar thefts reported from New Jersey, Delaware, and Manhattan ... whereas he was in Manhattan on the day of the theft. All the cases filed against Bah have been withdrawn except the one ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:30:00 GMT

Woman's arrest sparks new controversy surrounding immigration lawsuit

In February 2018, Worthington police officers arrested de Pineda for identity theft and forgery - an alleged crime for which de Pineda said she is regretful, but even after her family posted her ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:49:00 GMT

Milford Police asking for public's help identifying theft suspect

Anyone with information regarding this suspect's identity is urged to contact S/Cpl. Marino at 302-422-8081 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online.

Published:  Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:06:00 GMT

Apple facial recognition tech prompts student to sue for $1 billion after false arrest

In a case of apparently mistaken identity, a student has decided to sue ... $1200 in goods were stolen during this one incident. Other examples of theft linked to the case occurred in New Jersey, ...

Published:  Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:07:00 GMT

Mobile Industry in Cí´te D'Ivoire Joins Forces with GSMA to Tackle Handset Theft

it is our responsibility to do all we can to reduce the risks associated with our activities - in this case handset theft." Notes to Editors: 1 The GSMA maintains a unique system known as the ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Apr 2019 02:00:00 GMT


Three women, Adrienne De Lenverpre, Alice De Jeansin, and her maid Rose Rivií¨re see their destinies turned upside down. Identity theft, forbidden love, radical life change, betrayal, emancipation: "Le ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:45:00 GMT

Feds: 12 facing identity theft and benefit fraud charges

Eleven of the 12 were charged with aggravated identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number. One was charged with misuse of a Social Security number. They all lived at one ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:35:00 GMT

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