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Top Scams of the Week for August 10th 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal data. Scam Detectorleads the way by publishing a top ten list of scams, fraud attempts, and other threats each week, ones that are either new or gaining in popularity. Take a […]


Today’s Grave Robbers: ID-Theft Criminals

America continues to age with an ever-increasing percentage of our population falling into the senior segment, with more and more of “The Greatest Generation” are passing each day. Identity thieves are keying in on this vulnerable, yet lucrative target in what’s known as “ghosting,” or in simple terms pretending to be a deceased individual for […]


Important Changes Regarding Access to the Death Master File for 2014

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, signed into law by President Obama on December 26, 2013 will bring about significant changes to the way the Death Master File (DMF) is accessed by users. Under Section 203, “Restriction on Access to the Death Master File,” the Secretary of Commerce is tasked with establishing a fee-based certification […]


What the IRS is Doing About Tax Fraud

A year ago in May, the ITRC posted ITRC Fact Sheet FS 143, which provided an overview of what the IRS was doing to combat identity theft, and help those victims who specifically had IRS issues because of tax problems created by the identity theft. The content of Fact Sheet 143 was provided by the IRS […]