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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.

 

Wigs, weed, stolen cards seized during traffic stop

METAIRIE - A traffic stop Tuesday led to the discovery of stolen driver's licenses, burglary tools and more than a dozen wigs investigators say were part of an organized burglary and identity theft op...

Published:  Thu, 05 Jul 2018 08:58:00 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



Majority of Clearwood Board Resigns Amidst Public Criticism

Burnett, owner of K&D Accounting and Tax Services, had plead guilty to charges of theft, identity theft and forgery in 2014 ... that she has a background that brought forth concerns by Ms. Martin," Ca...

Published:  Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:26:00 GMT



South Mississippi Seniors Learn How To Avoid Identity Theft

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Identity theft is a serious crime that affects hundreds of people around the world, especially senior citizens. Americorps Vista and the Southern Mississippi Planning and Developm...

Published:  Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:00:00 GMT



Providers from 35 states charged in healthcare fraud crackdown: Here's the breakdown

aggravated identity theft and money laundering. One case involved two false-front medical clinics. Louisiana/Mississippi: Forty-two charged in connection with healthcare fraud, drug diversion and mone...

Published:  Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:52:00 GMT



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