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IDENTITY THEFT SCAM TARGETS REFUGEES

 

August 15, 2014 (San Diego)—The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has issued a warning to local refugee groups about a new fraud scheme to rob refugees of personal data, which can be used to commit identity theft.

DOES MEDICARE'S USE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ENABLE IDENTITY THEFT?

By Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH

 
February 14, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Identity theft, a growing problem, is regularly in the news. We are warned to keep our Social Security numbers safe, to not carry our SSN cards with us.  But recently, I joined the ranks of Medicare recipients and, to my surprise, found that my Medicare number is my SSN number--and we are instructed to carry it with us at all times.

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES JANUARY FAMILY PROGRAMS


January 11, 2012 (San Diego County) -- You can still take the Winter Reading Challenge that runs until January 15 with more prizes being given away every week.  For more details, visit your local branch or http://www.sdcl.org/

GOOD MONEY: IDENTITY THEFT TIPS – “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”

  

By Judith Seid

 
September 24, 2011 (La Mesa)--Frank Abagnale’s life of crime was depicted in a best-selling book and the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can. Since his imprisonment, Mr. Abagnale has worked for the FBI for 36 years as a specialist in fraud prevention. As the opening speaker at this year’s FPA conference, he told his own riveting story of forgery, identity theft, and embezzlement.

BBB WARNS CONSUMERS OF PHONY IRS CALLS IN LATEST ID THEFT SCAM

 

March 20, 2011 (San Diego)--The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about a new identity theft scam involving phony e-mails supposedly from the federal government’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The phishing e-mails are requesting personal information from a W-2 form that are prepared by employers.

IDENTITY THEFT ALERT- YOU MAY BE AT RISK

By Peter Tworoger

 

Identity theft can be devastating. The costs associated with identity theft have surpassed that of the drug trade. According to USA Today, the number of victims is expected to increase 20 fold over the next few years.

Identity theft is not just about credit cards. The five types of identity theft are: DRIVERS LICENSE * SOCIAL SECURITY * MEDICAL * CHARACTER/CRIMINAL * FINANCIAL

How can identity theft harm you—and what can you do to protect yourself, your family and your business from identity theft?

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