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Sunday, February 12, 2006

VeriSign Announces New Service To Protect Against Online Identity Theft

"VeriSign, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced the VeriSign Fraud Detection Service, a new solution that forms part of VeriSign's overall layered authentication solution targeted at preventing online identity theft."

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Identity theft on the rise

"Taylor continued, 'People have got to be mindful of things. For example, I was in a restaurant the other day and wanted to pay for the meal with a credit card. The cashier told me that the system was down and that she would just take all my information, write it down, and they would input that later when the system was back up. Of course, I declined to do that and paid with an alternate method but I saw the list and I bet she had, on just a plain sheet of paper, a list of 10 credit card numbers with all the pertinent information of other customers.

'Could you imagine the magnitude of what could have happened if that list were to get in a thief's hands?'"

Nigerian national sentenced in ChoicePoint ID theft case

"A Nigerian national who pleaded guilty to identity theft charges related to information stolen from consumer data collector ChoicePoint Inc. was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $6.5 million in restitution."

Misplaced mail can lead to identity theft

"Identity theft isn?t the only problem that can be caused by misplaced mail.

'You can have bank frauds, you can have embezzlements, checking account fraud. There is so much damage that can be done,' postal inspector Justin Crooks said Friday."

Friday, February 10, 2006

Dozens Struck By Identity Theft

"So far, customers of four local banks have been hit. That includes Aggieland Credit Union, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, First National Bank of Bryan, and Wells Fargo Bank. "

Driver's License Recognition Software Rejects 'Identity Theft'

"Of course, the point is not to make you miserable or waste your time; it's to stop the rampant problem of identity theft or maybe even a terrorist trying to get a fake I.D. 'Y'know the way they used to have it, the old driver's licenses, anybody could walk in here with a birth certificate and your social security card and get their picture made on your license.' "

TN: Tax Preparation Employees Arrested for Identity Theft

"Dyersburg police arrested two employees from a Dyersburg tax preparation service and charged them with identity theft. "