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Identity Theft in Wyoming

Wyoming MapAt a rate of 49.2 cases reported for every 100,000 residents, Wyoming ranks 37th highest in the nation with respect to identity theft. This type of crime is becoming more prevalent as criminals steal personal information to file false tax returns with the IRS and walk away with taxpayers' refunds; to gain access to medical care, from routine illnesses to expensive elective procedures; to purchase clothing, jewelry, cars, and homes; and to drain savings and checking accounts, among other things.

Identity Theft Protection services are available for Wyoming residents who would like an added layer of security by having their personal information safeguarded around the clock. Such services can detect any suspicious activity using clients' identities and block it before it escalates into a bigger issue. Because many cases of identity theft go unnoticed for long periods of time, customers appreciate knowing that they will be aware of any attempts to steal their personal information almost as soon as they occur.

Additionally, other precautions can be taken to make it less likely for personal information to fall into the hands of criminals. Passwords should be used to protect laptops, cellphones, and other devices, so that any sensitive information stored there will be more difficult for thieves to access when stolen. Also, all passwords for devices and for online accounts should never use words that are in the dictionary, birth dates, or phone numbers, but rather should be comprised of a string of numbers and letters (and symbols, when possible) that are meaningful to the user but difficult for others to guess. Finally, social security numbers should only be given out when absolutely necessary; Wyoming residents should feel free to ask anyone requesting to explain how it will be used, why it is required, and how that information will be protected in that office or business.

In these ways, people in Wyoming can better protect themselves against becoming victims of identity theft.


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The rest of the ten worst states for cybersecurity practices are Wyoming (-5.55), Montana (-4.28), New Mexico ... While data from Javelin Strategy and Research shows that identity theft scams cost Ame...

Published:  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:17:00 GMT

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

4. Description of steps an affected individual can take to protect him/herself from identity theft. 5. Information that the individual can use to contact the covered entity to inquire about the breach ...

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

Kanye West Yeezy Model Arrested For Scamming Dead Man Out Of $20,000

READ: Rappers Are Now Banned From The Wyoming Ranch Kanye West Held His Listening Party ... access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office fo...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:36:00 GMT

Arrest made in crime spree

Gary Allan Cook, 39, of Plympton-Wyoming is facing 16 criminal charges including possession of stolen property, breaking and entering, theft and failing to comply ... releasing the man's name to prote...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:20:00 GMT

Another Arrest Made in String of Related Auto Thefts Made by Identity Theft in Westchester

Centurione, age 29, of Wyoming, PA, for Aggravated DWI ... Stefanie DeNise of the Westchester County District Attorney's Investigation Division Identity Theft Unit, is prosecuting the case. felonies. ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:40:00 GMT

Man charged with identity theft is career criminal with four state prison terms

Connolly was charged with grand larceny, identity theft and third-degree unlawful possession of personal ... He served a two-year term for a 1997 grand larceny conviction in Wyoming, a three-year term ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:15:00 GMT

Fort Collins Man Accused Of ID Theft, Forgery

Prosecutors say the alleged victims were from northern Colorado and Wyoming. Kraft has also been charged with possession of identity theft tools and fraud by check. He is being held on a $100,000 bond ...

Published:  Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Police ID suspects in Wyoming flower theft

WYOMING, Mich. - Police say they have identified two women caught on video stealing flower pots from a Wyoming woman's porch. The pots were reported stolen Tuesday from Patricia Quinones' home on Long...

Published:  Thu, 31 May 2018 12:34:00 GMT

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