Digital Identities: I Have One For Sale

by Heidi Bleau


The term digital identity is so suiting to who we really are online. Think about the accounts you log in to on a regular basis, the activities you perform each day, the way you communicate with others…most of our lives are digital. In a research study by Harris Polls (commissioned by RSA) on digital identities, the most popular online accounts for consumers are email, financial and banking, and entertainment/shopping. And on average, they access these online accounts from two different digital devices. But what does a digital identity really mean?

I like to think of myself as an average consumer/online user so let’s take a look at what I consider to be my digital identity – and perhaps make you think a little more about yours. … Continue Reading

Child Identity Theft: Tomorrow May Be Too Late

by Robert Chappell

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Child identity theft affects 1 in every 40 households in America according to Javelin Strategy and Research.[i] The problem has become so widespread that AllClear ID recently stated that children are now targeted 35 times more often than are adults.[ii] With approximately 500,000 children victimized each year, parents must take actions to protect their children. … Continue Reading

Financial Frontlines Helps Service Members Fight Debt, Financial Fraud

by Denise Richardson

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Financial trouble has been cited as the number one threat to service members’ security clearance. A recent report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority found that nearly 27 percent of military families have at least $10,000 in credit card debt –compared to 16 percent of civilian adults. … Continue Reading

IRS and Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud Stories

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.


The following are highlights from significant identity-theft cases. All details are based on court documents.

Memphis Woman Sentenced on Tax Fraud Charges
On Dec. 21, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., Aundria Bryant-Branch was sentenced to 262 months in prison, three years supervised release, and ordered to pay $690,399 … Continue Reading

Social Security Administration Seeks Comments on Assigning New Social Security Numbers to ID Theft Victims Age 13 and Under

by Joanna Crane

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On February 11, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published a Request for Comments on proposed changes to its policy for assigning new Social Security Numbers (SSNs) to children age 13 and under in the Federal Register (78 FR 9765). Comments are due on April 12th. … Continue Reading

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