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Identity Theft in Oklahoma

Oklahoma MapMore than 2,500 Oklahomans reported being victims of identity theft in a recent year, placing the state 23rd highest in the nation. Criminals use stolen identities to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores and online; to get employment despite previous criminal convictions, using someone else's good name and clean record; to obtain medical care, often for expensive surgeries and cosmetic procedures; and to file false tax returns, walking away with taxpayers' much-needed refunds. In these and many other ways, identity theft deeply impacts its victims, as the time and money required to restore a stolen identity can be significant.

For that reason, many people in Oklahoma are choosing to invest in Identity Theft Protection services, which keep a close watch over customers' personal information (e.g. names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers) and make sure than any attempts to use their identity fraudulently does not go unnoticed. These companies also help customers to quickly and easily take all of the necessary steps to repair any damage to their credit ratings if a breach should occur.

However, it is up to every Oklahoman to be responsible for securing their personal information. Many scammers hope to gain access to accounts that have passwords that are easily guessed from information that people inadvertently share on social media sites, like names of family members or important dates. Other criminals make phone calls posing as representatives of the IRS or a trusted business and claim to need the information of the person taking the call in order to fix a supposed problem with his or her account.

It is important to remember that most businesses, banks, credit card companies, and even state and federal agencies will rarely ask for such information over the phone. If Oklahoma residents want to find out if there is actually an issue with their accounts, they should contact the business or agency directly using customer service numbers provided on account statements or on the websites of the businesses themselves.


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"He says, 'Is this a check that you wrote Jerry signed it.' 'Have you guys bought a plane, because the check is made out to a title company in Oklahoma buying a plane,'" explained Abdelnour. A copy o...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:24:00 GMT

Oklahoma police chief admits he hired applicant with known white-supremacist ties

An Oklahoma police chief, who knew of an applicant's links ... Alsbrook claimed skinheads stole his wallet during a concert in the 1990s and perpetrated identity theft. "In the two years that I have k...

Published:  Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:40:00 GMT

Charges dropped against woman accused of draining mother's bank account

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Forgery, identity theft and embezzlement charges have been dismissed ... because "a good deal of the restitution was paid and the elderly victim broke her hip in Oklahoma, making t...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:58:00 GMT

Bizarre Story Alleges Keith Hernandez-Julia Salazar Affair, Identity Theft, and Fraud

OK. Still with me Because this one gets pretty ... who had convictions for fraud and theft, and that Kai Hernandez had also filed several "suspicious" insurance claims for fraud and burglary ...

Published:  Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:32:00 GMT

The Future of Fraud Protection is Intelligence"Žand a Gentle Touch

Prior to the digital age, identity theft and fraud at scale wasn't necessarily ... and emojis (you can text it a thumbs-up to let it know everything's OK with that suspicious-looking charge).

Published:  Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:02:00 GMT

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