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Identity Theft in Kentucky

Kentucky MapIn Kentucky, identity theft happens at a rate of 48.4 victims for every 100,000 individuals. For the 2,000 Kentuckians in a typical year who experience identity theft, the effects can be significant. Complications of Identity theft can result in an inability to obtain credit for home mortgages or automobile purchases, false imprisonment, and many other costly, time-consuming problems.

What can people in Kentucky do to avoid identity theft? Protecting their personal data is usually the best approach. Wise habits include not carrying social security cards or other documents with the number given; not providing their social security number when because a business requests it without first verifying how their information will be used and protected; checking annual credit reports ; protecting computers using anti-virus software, and using complex passwords on Internet accounts; and not giving personal details over the phone unless the call is initiated by the individual (for example. a credit cardholder would call the customer service number on the back of her card, rather than respond to a phone call that probably came from a scammer).

In addition, many Identity Theft Protection services are available in Kentucky that offer around-the-clock monitoring of personal information (e.g. bank accounts, credit inquiries, etc.) and rapid response when any suspicious activity is detected.

How do criminals use stolen identity in Kentucky? They can use personal data - a social security number, a name, an address, and so on - to obtain medical care; to open up new credit card accounts; to file a false tax return and steal the refund, without the taxpayer finding out until he tries to file his own return later in the year. It seems that new ways for criminals to steal identifying details and use it for their benefit are constantly emerging, but Kentuckians can protect themselves from identity theft with protection services and wise decisions with respect to their personal information.


Paducah, KY police seek man's identity in television theft

A man is sought by the Paducah, Kentucky police after they said he stole from a Walmart in town. The Paducah police are seeking the public's help in identifying the man. They said he stole a televisio...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 05:02:00 GMT

Brothers Held After Theft Of Tools, Eggs In Pike Co.

His identity has not yet been released, however. The scene was ... ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man was killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree in Anders...

Published:  Sat, 07 Jul 2018 06:15:00 GMT

State Data Breach Notification Laws - Overview of Requirements for Responding to a Data Breach - Updated July 2018

... not combined with a name would be sufficient to permit a person to commit identity theft OR (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, D.C., DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, M...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Man wanted for charges in Florida found in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- A ... investigators a fake identity. Deputies say they learned Wagner had given them the wrong name. When they discovered his real name, they learned he was wanted in Brevar...

Published:  Fri, 06 Jul 2018 05:28:00 GMT

Judge halts Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement

Boasberg's ruling halted the new Kentucky work requirement from taking effect Sunday ... Oldest American man falls victim to identity theft 14 hours ago ago June 30 (UPI) -- An identity thief has empt...

Published:  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:29:00 GMT

KY Attorney General Beshear announces candidacy for Governor

Paducah, KY police seek man's identity in television theft Paducah, KY police seek man's identity in television theft A man is sought by the Paducah, Kentucky police after they said he stole from a Wa...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 06:09:00 GMT

Antioch Ex-Cop, Wife Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud, Identity Theft Conspiracy

including Kentucky, to cash them. Ana Bostick was charged with conspiracy to commit theft of public money, theft of public money and aggravated identity theft. She pleaded guilty Tuesday. She returns ...

Published:  Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT

REVIEW: One of Kentucky's most bizarre heists is now the subject of a good movie

The film is based on an actual crime that happened in nearby Lexington, Ky. In 2004, four college students stole rare ... The debate continues to rage, in fact, over the identity of the criminal maste...

Published:  Sun, 01 Jul 2018 22:20:00 GMT

Former Eastern Kentucky lawmaker sentenced to 2 years in prison for identity theft

A U.S. District judge sentenced former state Rep. W. Keith Hall, a Democrat from Pikeville, to two years in prison Thursday for one count of aggravated identity theft. The former lawmaker is already s...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 22:05:00 GMT

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