ID-ology: A Planner's Guide to Identity Theft
- Counterfeit Checks are The Forgotten Fraud. Grebb, Michael // U.S. Banker;May2004, Vol. 114 Issue 5, p22
Asserts that old-fashioned check fraud may actually account for the majority of cases categorized as identity-related crime. Ease with which check fraud can be committed at present than in the past; Identity-theft statistics from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Advantages and disadvantages of...
- Identity Theft Victims Skyrocket, Surveys Say. Swartz, Nikki // Information Management Journal;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p17
Presents studies that examined the growth of identity theft in the U.S. Number of U.S. citizens who were victimized by identity theft or fraud since 1990; Definition of identity fraud; Percentage of credit card fraud complaints received by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2002.
- Records disposal rule enacted to protect employee identities. Campbell, David; Ford, Jacklyn // Crain's Cleveland Business;7/11/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 28, p18
The article reports that according to a study released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in September 2003, nearly 10 million Americans were the victims of identity theft in the previous year. In addition to financial losses, another consideration for identity theft victims and their...
- FTC Issues Proposal On Identity Theft. Linder, Craig // American Banker;4/29/2004, Vol. 169 Issue 82, p20
The article presents information on the issuing of a proposal by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, FTC on identity theft. In a notice published on Wednesday in the Federal Register, the FTC said any attempt to use a person's information without permission should be considered identity theft,...
- Watch Out For Identity Theft This Holiday Season. Hardiman, Bill // Grand Rapids Business Journal;12/1/2003, Vol. 21 Issue 48, p4
Discusses the growth of identity theft in the U.S. Examples of personal information stolen to start fraudulent bank, credit card or cellular telephone accounts; Number of identity theft cases reported to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Efforts of the Michigan Senate to stop the crime.
- A REAL STEAL. Conn, Joseph // Modern Healthcare;10/9/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 40, p26
The article focuses on the newly emerging healthcare privacy threat which is medical identity theft in the U.S. Healthcare providers are at risk for financial fraud due to identity theft. Experts say that healthcare workers are often part of the privacy theft conspiracies. Medical identity theft...
- Name Game. Wolfe, Daniel // American Banker;11/4/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 200, p5
The article reports that several fraud artists are impersonating employees at the organizations whose names they are scamming. The attempted fraud by those pretending to be U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Secretary Donald Clark, as was reported by Bob Sullivan in the October 30, 2009 column...
- 7 steps to protecting yourself. // Massage Magazine;Sep/Oct2005, Issue 117, p64
Provides tips from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on how to protect oneself from identity theft. Giving the Social Security number when legally necessary; Ordering a copy of a credit report from three credit-reporting agencies every year; Minimizing the identification information.
- Internet fuels boom in ID theft. Graham-Rowe, Duncan // New Scientist;3/13/2004, Vol. 181 Issue 2438, p24
Internet is making identity theft so easy that it has become the most common type of fraud. The scale of the problem became clear in January 2004 when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reported that identity theft had more than doubled in just two years. The Anti-Phishing Working Group, with...