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Identity Theft in Kansas

Kansas MapBecause identity theft is becoming increasingly prevalent, the Federal Trade Commission recommends that Kansas residents take four primary steps to better protect themselves: securing computers and other electronic devices, asking questions before choosing to share personal information, knowing with whom information will be shared, and both storing and disposing of personal information in a secure way. In this way, Kansans can avoid becoming one of the nearly 2,000 residents who report being a victim of identity theft in an average year.

Criminals often use personal information in a number of ways. Social security numbers are particularly targeted for theft, as they can be used to rent an apartment, get a job, open new lines of credit, or even to file a fraudulent tax return and walk away with taxpayer's refunds. For this reason, it is especially important for people in Kansas to protect their social security number; it should not be disclosed just because it is requested by a business, and any documents bearing an individual's social security number - including the card itself - should not be routinely carried in a purse or wallet, but rather left at home until absolutely necessary. Thieves also use stolen information to get medical care, from routine services to elective or cosmetic surgery; to drain checking and savings accounts; and to open payday loans in multiple states.

One recommended way to protect Kansas consumers is to use Identity Theft Protection services. These companies offer 24-hour monitoring of credit accounts and other uses of personal information, and can detect any suspicious activity in a matter of minutes. This offers Kansans a significant degree of peace of mind, knowing that fraudulent transactions can be stopped before they escalate into major security breaches, which can often impact their lives in costly, time-consuming ways for months - or even years.


New law helps protect your credit against identity thieves

In Kansas, that loss $6.2 million dollars or around $500 a ... And lastly, enable that credit freeze especially if you've already a victim of identity theft. For Davis, any of these options could have ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:20:00 GMT

Freezing your credit to protect your identity now free in US under new law

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Identity theft is a constant threat. But as of Friday, there's something free you can do to protect yourself if you become a victim. The three major credit reporting agencies ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:38:00 GMT

Identity Theft Service Captures Top Rating from

Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- recently gave their best-in-class 5-star rating to LifeLock, a leader among services designed to protect individuals from the effects of Ide...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:58:00 GMT

Man sentenced for using stolen identity to defraud Medicare

Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Jose Agosto, of Worcester, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in January to charges including wire fraud, misusing a Social Security number, and aggravated ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:01:00 GMT

Police Reports Sept. 18

3:20 a.m.: Michael Lashawn Taylor Jr., 26, of the 1200 block of Maple Lane, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of identity ... theft of cattle from the 26000 block of Anderson School Road. The inves...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:38:00 GMT

Loveland, Berthoud police calls: Several warrant arrests

2 p.m. Report of theft ... of identity theft. (Notes: Woman was running a fake GoFundMe account claiming to have serious illnesses. 10:19 a.m. Traffic problem in the 300 block of Michigan Avenue. Noon ...

Published:  Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:52:00 GMT

Man charged after police chase, fatal wrong-way crash on I-70

The Kansas City Star reports 29-year-old Chrissy Sale died in ... We can all take advantage of new law to help prevent identity theft. We all know the value of a good credit score but what if you cred...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:27:00 GMT

Thieves, burglars remain active

Shenandoah Faun Trujillo, 39, of Kansas City, was arrested Saturday on warrants for first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, forgery and identity theft. She was booked into jail in lieu of $15,000 ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:15:00 GMT

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