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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Identity fraud and murder

"MIAMI (Reuters) - Bruce Parton was only a few weeks from retirement after 30 years as a mail carrier in sunny Florida.

He never lived to fulfill his retirement plan of moving back to a quiet life in the Catskill mountains of New York, not far from where he grew up on Long Island.

Instead, he was gunned down on his daily mail route in December 2010 by members of an identity theft ring who stole his master key as part of a scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds."

Read that article.  There is one thing that SCREAMED out at me.

Criminals obtain the vital numbers using various tactics, often by bribing office workers with access to personnel files inside companies, as well as large public institutions such as hospitals and schools, according to prosecutors.

Last summer a hacker stole 3.8 million unencrypted tax records from the South Carolina Department of Revenue in what is believed to be the largest security breach of a U.S. tax agency. Authorities say they do not know the hacker's motive.


One North Miami man, Rodney Saint Fleur, was charged last year with using the LexisNexis research service account at the law firm where he worked to access names and Social Security numbers of 26,000 people as part of an identity theft scheme, according to court documents.

Victims in Florida have varied from hospital patients, to Holocaust survivors at an elderly Jewish community center, as well as active duty military serving overseas.

People who are SUPPOSED to protect our information, are not.  They are selling it or allowing it to be accessed illegally.

And people ARE dying and being killed because of these Identity Thieves.

The below links are the the Government websites about ID Theft.

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft page

Federal Bureau of Investigation Identity Theft page

US Department of Justice Identity Theft Page

If you think you are a victim of identity theft first contact your local police then contact the feds.

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