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Identity Theft in Louisiana

Louisiana MapIn a typical year, more than 3,200 residents of Louisiana are the victims of identity theft. This crime affects lives deeply, as criminals take personal identification and use it to open new lines of credit, get expensive medical treatments and surgeries, buy automobiles, rent apartments, and drain savings and checking accounts. Unfortunately, many instances of identity theft go undetected until after they have made a significant negative impact on victims' lives, sometimes resulting in an inability to get a mortgage or even in false imprisonment.

Another form of this crime that is on the rise in Louisiana is tax-related identity theft. The IRS has reported that many taxpayers are finding out that their information was used to file a fraudulent tax return, and that criminals walked away with the tax refund they were anticipating by filing the return earlier in the year.

What can people in Louisiana do to better protect themselves against identity theft? Identity Theft Protection services offer customers 24-hour coverage and monitoring of all of their accounts (bank, credit, etc.) and personal information, and their advanced software detects any suspicious activity within a matter of moments. This gives customers greater peace of mind, knowing that any identity theft is likely to be both detected and resolved quickly, rather than only coming to light when severe damage has already been done.

It is also important for Louisiana residents to protect their personal information carefully. Social security numbers should not be given out to any individual or business unless it has first been determined how that information will be used and safeguarded. Fake emails are also common, which try to get recipients to disclose account numbers and passwords; most banks and credit card companies will never send attachments by email, but rather store important messages securely within users' online accounts. Finally, computers' hard drives should be completely wiped before they are recycled or sold.

 

Ex-con shares secrets of economic crime: Watching Your Wallet

When he got out of prison for the identity theft, Louisiana's film tax credit program had turned New Orleans into Hollywood South and Castro wanted in. In 2010, he was back hobnobbing with movie stars ...

Published:  Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:52:00 GMT



How to be a Grandma Identity Thief Murderer

Lois Took a Road Trip After the Killings After killing Pamela, detective believe that Lois left Florida and traveled through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana ... murder charge in Florida along with gra...

Published:  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:11:00 GMT



'Everyone will probably be a victim of identity theft at some time'

Laplaca filed two complaints with the state, first through the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Report Fraud hotline. The auditor doesn't investigate that type of fraud, so the complaint was forwarded ...

Published:  Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:20:17 GMT



Authorities think they thwarted the potential theft of $600,000 a year

Morgan, 39, of the 200 block of Preston Avenue in Shreveport, 1 count each of computer fraud, forgery and identity theft (KSLA) - Authorities think the recent arrests of two Northwest Louisiana woman ...

Published:  Mon, 01 Oct 2018 03:41:00 GMT



Brazilian pleads guilty in Louisiana identity theft scheme

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 29-year-old Brazilian citizen has pleaded guilty in New Orleans in connection with an identity theft scheme involving credit card skimmers. A Tuesday news ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:33:00 GMT



10-year sentence in woman's identity theft employment scheme

A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison ... In April, a parish jury found White guilty of identity theft after just 15 minutes of deliberation. Prosecutors said White lifted the res...

Published:  Wed, 30 May 2018 06:04:00 GMT



LSP troopers ask for help identifying persons of interest in theft

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police are asking for public's help in identifying and finding two people considered persons of interest in a Shreveport-Bossier City identity thef...

Published:  Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:55:00 GMT



Louisiana Adopts Identity Theft Law

Consumers have a new tool in the fight against identity theft, thanks to a recently adopted law. It allows for something called a "security freeze," which will ensure that no one has access to your cr...

Published:  Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:05:00 GMT



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