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The ITRC is a national nonprofit organization offering free assistance to individuals impacted by identity theft, scams, breaches and other cybercrime. Call toll-free 888-400-5530.

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Child ID Theft - Identity Theft Resource Center

The ITRC has received numerous reports of child identity theft in 2020, one of which includes two parents denied COVID-19-related stimulus benefits, leading to the discovery that an identity thief was using their 2-year-old son’s Social Security number.

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Current Scam Alerts - Identity Theft Resource Center

A new unsubscribe email scam tries to scare people into “unsubscribing” from confirmation emails coming from an adult dating list.The unsubscribe button could lead to malware or to a form to steal your personal information.Anyone who receives…

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Can Someone Steal Your Identity From Your Driver’s License ...

At the ITRC, our trained staff handle anywhere from 900 to well over 1,000 new victim cases each month. One of the more common questions our advisors are asked is exactly what can happen in terms of identity theft if your driver’s license falls into the hands of a would-be identity thief.

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END-OF-YEAR DATA BREACH

idtheftcenter.org • 1-888-400-5530 END-OF-YEAR DATA BREACH REPOR T 2019 SPONSORED BY:

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What To Do When Your Passport Number is Breached ...

Your Passport and Your Identity. A recently-discovered data breach of the Starwood brands of Marriott International’s hotels has left consumers and security advocates alike scratching their heads. At the heart of this confusion surrounding the theft of data for around 25 million guests is passport security, or more accurately, the need to safeguard both your physical document and its number.

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What is Identity Theft of Deceased Individuals?

1-888-400-5530 [email protected] 3625 Ruffin Road #204 San Diego, CA 92123

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What Can a Thief Do with Your Driver’s License? - Identity ...

With so much media attention focused on computer hacking, cybersecurity, and digital identity theft, it’s easy to forget those good old-fashioned thieves can walk away with your identity, too.

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Help! My Parent or Friend is the Victim of a Scam ...

It may be hard to believe, but there just might be a feeling worse than that of being the victim of a scam: sitting on the sidelines while someone you care about is victimized.

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Found a Lost Wallet? Here's What You Should Do

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It can happen to anyone, and can happen anywhere. You’re going about your business when you suddenly find a wallet on the ground.

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A Shift in 2020 Identity Theft Trends as a Result of COVID ...

Each year, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reflects on the previous year’s exploits and anticipates trends for the next. When we first published our thoughts on 2020 back in December, it was stated that we anticipated the identity theft trends for 2020 would include 2020 being the year for privacy.While privacy remains an important topic, the recent changes in the landscape with ...

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“Federal Government Empowerment Money Program” Scam ...

Police are warning Facebook users about this scam circulating inbox messages. Who Is It Targeting: Facebook users. What Is It: Scammers are posing as an individual’s friend on Facebook and sending them messages about a “Federal Government Empowerment Money Program.”Scammers will say they have received a large amount of money from the program after sending in a small “transaction” fee.

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Clear Identity Theft Accounts From Collection Agency Records

1-888-400-5530 [email protected] 3625 Ruffin Road #204 San Diego, CA 92123

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Identity Theft Involving Disaster Relief Loans for Small ...

Multiple people across the country are reporting cases of identity theft involving Small Business Administration (SBA) loans as scammers continue to leverage the data they have gleaned from other breaches.. What It Is. Fraudsters appear to be applying for SBA loans and adding “Farms” to the victim’s first or last names.

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Unsubscribe Email Scam Looks to Trick Consumers - Identity ...

A new unsubscribe email scam tries to scare people into “unsubscribing” from confirmation emails coming from an adult dating list. The unsubscribe button could lead to malware or to a form to steal your personal information.; Anyone who receives a suspicious email they are not expecting should ignore it and not click on any links, open any attachments, or download any files.

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Why Have You Not Received Your Stimulus Check Payment Yet ...

UPDATE 11/2/2020- November 10, 2020 is “National EIP Registration Day,” a day for the IRS and it’s partners to reach out to people who do not normally file their taxes about the possibility of an economic impact payment. According to the IRS, nearly nine million people will receive a letter with information on how to register on their website to claim a payment because some non-filers ...

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Stolen Stimulus Checks Creating Concerns for Consumers ...

* Updated as of 1/5/2021. In May 2020, many consumers did not receive their stimulus check, leaving some wondering why. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) saw a sharp increase in “stolen stimulus check” cases. Now, the second round of checks is being sent out as part of a new stimulus package.Once again, the ITRC has seen a rise in people reaching out to the non-profit over stolen ...

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PayPal Order Confirmation Scam - Identity Theft Resource ...

Individuals are receiving scam text messages from PayPal requesting personal information. Who Is It Targeting: Mobile Users What Is It: In this scam, an individual receives a spoofed text message from PayPal confirming their purchase of an item (computer, electronic, etc.)The text states the individual will be charged for this purchase unless they cancel the order.

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Dealer Services Spoofing Scam - Identity Theft Resource Center

Scammers trying to sell you an extended warranty on your vehicle. Who Is It Targeting: Auto owners What Is It: A spoofed phone call that claims to offer vehicle warranties What Are They After: By using a spoofer to change their phone number, the scammer tries to sell you an extended warranty by claiming that your existing warranty […]

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Do Your Boss a Favor and Don't Fall for a Gift Card Scam

There are a million excuses why someone might send you a text, email or social media message that says, “Can you do me a favor?” It might be something simple like your boss asking you to go get some gift cards for a company-wide promotion, or a more cryptic message from a friend that claims they are locked out of their phone’s account and need a gift card to get back in.

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