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Identity Theft in Mississippi

Mississippi MapCriminals in Mississippi are hoping that you will give them easy access to your social security number, your birth date, your address, and any other personal information. They hope to use it to get liposuction and knee replacements, to make extravagant purchases using many credit cards, to get a new job using your good reputation, and even to steal your tax refund!

Where do they get this access to your information, making you a victim of identity theft? You may be giving them everything they need with what you do online. Do you give away personal information on social media channels, enough that they can guess the answers to your “challenge” questions on your bank account? Have you clicked on a link in an email supposedly from your credit card company and then entered your account number and password? Even using an unencrypted Wi-Fi connection to conduct sensitive business can make identity theft a part of your life.

These crimes can also happen with information stolen offline. Thieves can steal mail you’ve left in your curbside mailbox, find names and other details left on prescription bottles you’ve put in the recycling box, or dig through your trash to find out where you bank and how much money you usually keep on deposit.

Fortunately, Mississippi residents can not only be more careful with the information they make available to others, but they can also use the services offered by Identity Theft Protection companies. Such services include round-the-clock, detailed monitoring of customers' social security numbers, bank accounts, and other information, allowing any unauthorized activities to be noticed and handled quickly. In this way, you can make it less likely that you will be one of the more than 2,000 people in Mississippi who will likely report having been victims of identity theft this year.


Former Centreville bank president pleads guilty to identity theft

State prosecutors filed related charges against Vann in 2015, including identity theft, first-degree forgery and first ... BankTrust merged with Jackson, Mississippi-based Trustmark in February 2013. ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:42:00 GMT

Teacher in identity theft case sentenced to 48 hours in jail, two years probation

"Ms. Wright has hurt the people in this courtroom," said Jonathan ... Wright pleaded guilty to five counts of identity theft and one count of theft up to $1,000. Tammy Wright, Ashley's mother-in-law, ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:19:00 GMT

Which States Have The Highest Credit Scores

Mississippi has the lowest average credit score of all states ... sure that there are no errors or fraudulent charges/accounts that could be signs of identity theft. If you would like to monitor your ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:36:00 GMT

Hacking charges brought over Selena Gomez breach

Susan Atrach, 21, has been charged with five counts of identity theft, five counts of computer fraud and one count of criminal hacking - all felonies - for allegedly compromising internet accounts bel...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:35:00 GMT

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

SC Any elements that when 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, ...

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

Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments Charging 67 Individuals

If convicted, Ms. Toombs faces up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 ... one count of Possession of Device-making Equipment and nineteen (19) counts of Aggravated Identity Theft. If convicted, ...

Published:  Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:47:00 GMT

Marvel Rising: Squirrel Girl/Ms Marvel #1 Review: Mediocre button masher

Yet neither are eager to reveal their secret, nor expose the identity of another ... When Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel confront her during a theft, she summons a go-cart and a giant robot! The transit...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:16:00 GMT

Judge sentences woman on identity theft charges

58-year-old Pamela Loizzo of Foxworth, Mississippi entered a guilty plea Monday to one count identity theft and one count of fraudulent use of identity. Marion County Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell se...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 01:19:00 GMT

Police: Mississippi man accused of identity theft in Decatur

A Mississippi man accused of using a credit/debit card to steal an identity was charged in Decatur today after being extradited from his home state, police said. On May 23, an Addison resident was wor...

Published:  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:57:00 GMT

Former sheriff indicted again, now on 11 counts federal identity theft

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - The former sheriff of Mississippi County, Missouri, has been indicted on 11 counts of identity theft in federal court. The former sheriff, 34-year-old Cory Hutcheson, appeared in ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:45:00 GMT

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