LexisNexis talks with the ITRC in the newest Fraudian Slip podcast about the impact of identity fraud in the government & business sectors and how you can prevent identity fraud  This month’s Fraudian Slip podcast talks about the steady growth of cybercriminals using stolen information to commit identity fraud.   In the final ten months of 2020, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) helped […]

Some people do not know how to recycle e-waste. However, it’s a good e-waste solution that will keep people’s data and the environment safe.

Having a digital spring-cleaning checklist is more important now than ever with the evolution of the digital age.

The ITRC sits down with the IDSA to discuss how identity management has changed, the future of identity and how identity crimes are changing.

ITRC supports ID Management Day

Identity Management Day 2021 is about informing people of the dangers of improperly managing and securing digital identities. It is also designated to share best practices.  The biggest threat to individual identities is the significant shift away from traditional identity theft fueled by personal information acquired in mass attacks and towards credential theft used to commit identity fraud, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.   Targeted attacks against businesses are easier for threat actors to execute and result in a larger payout. […]

The identity fraud case rise is part of a trend identified by the Identity Theft Resource Center in 2020.

ID.me shares with the ITRC in the newest Fraudian Slip podcast exploring the latest identity theft trends  According to ID.me Founder and CEO Blake Hall, the ultimate unemployment benefits fraud totals could be between $200-$300 billion for the last year.   Hall also says that over 50 percent of the claims being paid on are fraudulent, individuals are applying with their own identity in multiple states, and that eligibility fraud is at 30 percent.   To learn […]

SBA loan identity fraud happens when an identity thief applies for a loan, usually either an EIDL or PPP loan, using a Social Security number or business EIN.

Top 2020 Fraud Identity Theft Trends

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), imposter scams were the top reported fraud in 2020. The FTC had approximately 500,000 reports of the scam, leading to an estimated $1.2 billion in lost funds.   The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) saw many different forms of identity-related imposter scams in 2020, including scammers pretending to be healthcare workers with COVID-19 tests or vaccines, family members that needed help, and […]

1099-g form tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) expect to see an increased number of Americans who are victims of 1099-G form fraud due to unemployment benefits obtained in their name. In fact, the ITRC has already received calls and like-chats about the fraud.  Unemployment benefits fraud has led to a large spike in identity-related fraud cases recorded at the ITRC. Also, the Department of Labor […]