Identity Theft of US Tax Refunds

In the first six months of 2013, there were about 1.6 million identity theft victims in the United States who had their federal tax refunds stolen directly from the Internal Revenue Service. The number of victims in the first half of 2013 was more than the 1.2 million total taxpyers who had their refund stolen… Continue reading Identity Theft of US Tax Refunds

Organized Crime Groups in Romania

Intelligence officials with Europol has identified 240 organized crime groups operating within Romania. These gangs are responsible for 6.7 percent of all criminal networks that are active across Europe. Many of the criminal gangs are involved in rackets such as  payment card fraud and pickpocketing. 90 percent of the card-skimming crimes that takes place in… Continue reading Organized Crime Groups in Romania

Medical Identity Theft in the United States

Medical identity theft in the United States caused victims to lose up to $12 Billion in 2012, according to security professionals and identity theft prevention specialists. 1.84 million people in the United States fell victim to medical id theft in 2012, with nearly 313,000 cases being reported. Security experts believe that many cases are not… Continue reading Medical Identity Theft in the United States

Using Stolen Identification to Buy Health Insurance

Computer hackers and identity thieves sell full kits of stolen identity on Internet forums for $1,200 to $1,300. These stolen identity kits contains a person’s basic information along with their Social Security number, driver license copy,  and bank account information with routing numbers. For rush orders, the hackers charge an additional $100 to $500 for… Continue reading Using Stolen Identification to Buy Health Insurance