IN THE WORKPLACE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: My health insurance provider insists on using my Social Security number (SSN) as my subscriber ID number. Is there a law that prohibits this?

Financial identity theft may be discovered when the victim is notified by a company to verify if an application, which has been submitted, is an authorized application. The following steps are recommended:

Top 13 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

The following information has been provided to the ITRC by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Identity Protection.   The IRS/ITRC Solution 34 gives the consumer or victim a comprehensive look at the efforts of the IRS to address IRS issues caused by identity theft (see also IRS/ITRC Fact Sheet 143).

Identity theft is a crime in which the impostor obtains key pieces of information, such as a Social Security or driver's license number.  The crime occurs when the thief uses uses this "personal identifying information" for their own gain.   The victim is left with a tainted reputation and the complicated task of restoring his or her good name.

Feeling “Lucky”? Don't Fall For a Fake Pot of Gold

The old saying, “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” means a lot of people get into the March holiday spirit, but the “luck o’ the Irish” isn’t funny when you’re victimized by a lottery scam. Unfortunately, this kind of scam has been around for a long time, and it’s still stealing from new victims every day.

Spot a Scam or Fraud in Progress? Speak Up!

We all play a role in keeping our neighbors and community safe.

How To Handle a Scam Call

A recent scam has made headlines around the world, with news outlets and law enforcement in far-off places warning the public of the threat. What type of crime could be both so horrible and so widespread?

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