Legislation

Grassroots Efforts to Protect Seniors from Scams

One New York councilman is fed up with the way scammers target his elderly constituents, and he’s working on legislation that will do something about it. Councilman Chaim Deutsch has introduced a bill that would require the city’s Office of Consumer Affairs to produce public materials and conduct outreach to both senior citizens and those who care for them.

New Bill Helps Victims of Criminal Identity Theft

Identity theft victims in Kentucky can breathe a little easier, at least if one member of the state legislature has his way. Rep. Reggie Meeks has introduced a bill that will help victims of criminal identity theft to expunge their records and recover any financial losses from it.

House Passes Identity Theft Legislation

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service fights hard against phony tax refunds and identity theft, but despite blocking billions of dollars in fraudulent returns, a few billion still manages to slip through.

New Child Identity Theft Legislation Begins in Kentucky

Child identity theft has been around for years, but from its earliest cases, it tended to involve a relative or friend of the family who’d fraudulently “borrowed” a child’s blank slate. Sadly, in many of the instances, the thief had every good intention of paying back the money he’d taken out in the child’s name, only to find that the same behaviors that caused his money troubles in the first place prevented him from resolving it later.

Congress Wants Answers on Medical Identity Theft

There are a lot of different types of identity theft: financial, criminal, government, and child, just to name a few. But of all the various types of identity theft, there’s possibly no more dangerous kind than medical identity theft.

 

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