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Identity Theft in Maryland

Maryland MapIdentity theft is on the rise in America, as criminals use stolen personal information to get expensive medical treatment, from facelifts to hip replacements; to rent apartments and set up utilities; to open new credit card accounts and make thousands of dollars in purchases before their victims are even aware.

Maryland experiences the 11th highest rate of identity theft in the United States: for every 100,000 individuals in the state, 91.8 will be victims of identity theft in a typical year. For the more than 5,200 people that represents, identity theft is an excruciating invasion of their privacy that often requires a significant amount of time and money to resolve.

Fortunately, residents of Maryland can do several things to protect themselves against becoming victims of identity theft. There are Identity Theft Protection companies who offer customers 24-hour monitoring of all personal information provided (e.g. bank accounts, credit card numbers, etc.) as well as rapid response to any suspicious activity detected by their advanced technologies. Many people in Maryland appreciate the greater sense of security knowing that they will find out about any security breaches within a matter of hours, rather than finding out well after the fact.

Also, there are several simple steps that most residents of Maryland can implement to better secure their personal information. Because social security numbers are one of the most useful pieces of information for identity thieves, residents should make sure to protect their SSNs very carefully; it should only be given when it is absolutely necessary, and only after determining how it will be used and protected. Driver's license details, birth dates, and addresses are also important to safeguard. Finally, being sure to not share too much information on social media can prevent identity thieves from getting the answers to "challenge" questions on bank accounts and other logins.


Bronx man indicted in theft of Justice Department lawyer's identity to buy two BMWs

He bought the vehicles on two separate dates at Ray Catena BMW in Greenburgh using a forged Maryland driver's license in the ... been charged with 13 felonies including grand larceny, identity theft a...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Bronx man indicted for identity theft of DOJ attorney

Anthony Williams, 29, was charged in a 19-count indictment with two counts each of grand larceny and identity theft, and three counts each of ... dates at the dealership by producing a forged Maryland ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:55:00 GMT

Brothers plead guilty in identity theft, fraud scheme that netted over $1.5 million

mail fraud and aggravated identity theft carry a maximum of 30 years. They will be sentenced on Oct. 25. Aerial video from ABC Action News 6 in Annapolis, Maryland. Aerial video from ABC Action News 6 ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:33:00 GMT

2 BMWs Stolen With Fake Maryland Driver's License

GREENBURGH, NY - A Bronx resident was arraigned Tuesday on a 19-count indictment related to the theft of two luxury cars ... Scarpino said Williams stole the identity of a U.S. Department of Justice a...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:06:00 GMT

DOJ Admits Error Linking ID Theft Case to OPM Breach

The Justice Department goofed when it suggested in a June 18 press release that the personal information a Maryland woman used to steal the ... While the Langley identity theft victims were also victi...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:23:00 GMT

State investigates Russian investor's ties to Maryland elections software

Maryland officials are investigating a Russian investor ... The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., aggravated identity theft and money laundering. According to the indic...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:55:00 GMT

Md. man who claimed to help special needs students faces $75K payback

Scott Jr., 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation ... Scott pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud and identity theft in U.S. District Court for the District of Col...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:25:00 GMT

Ruben U. Carvajal, MD Provides Notice to Individuals of Data Security Event

Carvajal, MD recently discovered an incident that may impact certain ... Dr. Carvajal encourages potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to r...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:17:00 GMT

Man posed as Justice Department lawyer to buy 2 BMWs in Greenburgh: DA

The 29-year-old bought the cars on two separate dates by providing a forged Maryland driver's license in the ... two counts of first-degree identity theft, three counts of second-degree forgery, three ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:44:00 GMT

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