Blog Posts Tagged with "Identity Theft"

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Stealing Identities of the Dead

April 24, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Stealing the identity of the living is so 2009. Stealing the identity of the dead is so wrong, and so easy. It is made even easier by public records. A provision in federal law that reformed welfare in the 1990’s also created a loophole that could allow swindlers to obtain the Social Security numbers of the recently deceased.

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1.5 Million Americans Have Been Victims of Medical IdentityTheft

April 17, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, nearly 1.5 million Americans have been victims of medical identity theft with an estimated total cost of $28.6 billion–or approximately $20,000 per victim. [1] Further evidence of the significance of the medical fraud problem is the allocation of $1.7 billion for fraud detection in the 2011 U.S. Health and Human Services Department budge...

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Using Facebook to Steal Company Data

April 07, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

There is a reason why computer users are called “users.” Like crack addicts who are drug users, more is never enough. And when under the influence, people do stupid things. I find myself scanning the Dell catalog like it’s the latest (or any) Victoria Secrets catalog.

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