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Identity Theft in Nebraska

Nebraska MapIn Nebraska, 52.2 people out of every 100,000 inhabitants will become the victims of identity theft in an average year. This crime can have deep, long-lasting impact on individuals' lives, as criminals damage victims' ability to get a mortgage or rent an apartment, to open up a new credit card, to get a job, or to set up utilities at a new place of residence. Identity thieves can use stolen names and social security numbers, among other pieces of information, to get expensive medical care, buy new cars, or even open up payday loans in multiple states - all before their victims are even aware. At best, it can take significant amounts of time and money to rectify the damage done; at worst, some people have been falsely imprisoned for crimes committed using their identities.

Fortunately, several Identity Theft Protection services are available to Nebraskans in order to avoid becoming one of the nearly 1,000 state residents who are likely to report identity theft this year. These services protect customers by monitoring their identifying information (e.g. social security numbers, bank and credit account numbers, birth dates) around the clock, detecting when any suspicious activity occurs and moving immediately to prevent any further attempts. Such companies also help customers to navigate the process of restoring their good name in the event of any identity theft that may occur, saving them a great deal of worry and time.

However, it is also important for Nebraska residents to take some common-sense steps to protect themselves from identity theft. Many people are familiar with "phishing" emails, which are set up to appear to originate from a trusted business or financial service provider and ask recipients to log in with their account numbers and passwords. In general, it is often unwise to click on such links in emails; customers should go directly to the business' website or call the customer service number on the back of the credit/debit card or on a monthly statement if they have any concerns.

 

AG urges feds to continue identity theft rules

The attorneys general suggest that Identity Theft Rules are essential in reducing the harm that ... Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, O...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Frosh signs letter to strengthen identity theft rules

The letter cites the proliferation of identity theft in many states and the growth in technology ... Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:19:00 GMT



Nebraska hospital notifies 7,000 patients of phishing attack

PCMH also mailed letters to all affected individuals that include steps to prevent medical identity theft or fraud. Editor's note: Becker's Hospital Review reached out to PCMH for comment and will upd...

Published:  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:54:00 GMT



Alabama Department of Revenue and IDEMIA Advance Identity Protection Program to Fight State Income Tax Theft

IDEMIA and ADOR broke new ground last year to combat tax theft. Alabama became the first state in the nation to have a full-scale deployment of the electronic ID app for identity protection and to com...

Published:  Wed, 06 Feb 2019 05:47:00 GMT



Tax Identity Theft Lower But Still A Problem

It's a lucrative but simple scheme and, with more stolen identities available via large data breaches over the past few years, tax identity theft attempts have increased dramatically. In 2015, approxi...

Published:  Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:20:00 GMT



Woman accused of theft in Husker ticket scheme

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a woman stole credit card information to buy Nebraska football tickets and sell them online. Lancaster County Court records say 32-year-old Ana Rivera is charged w...

Published:  Fri, 21 Dec 2018 05:47:00 GMT



State Attorney General Joins Coalition Against Identity Theft

Synthetic identity theft occurs when criminals combine real social security ... Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oh...

Published:  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:33:00 GMT



Consumer fraud expert to keynote Tuesday "˜Stop the Heist' program

AARP Nebraska and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation will host a program Tuesday, April 10, featuring identity theft and consumer fraud expert Eva Velasquez. The program, "Stop the Heist: Pro...

Published:  Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:55:00 GMT



Attorney general addresses scams, identity theft

DAVID CITY - The mobile office of the Attorney General was stationed at David City's Senior Services Center on April 12 to spread awareness about ongoing scams in Nebraska and ways to combat identity ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:14:00 GMT



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