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Identity Theft

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Andrea Pelayo

on 8 January 2014

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Transcript of Identity Theft


Dione Howard
Sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison
Three years of supervised release
Ordered to pay $30,129 in restitution to the IRS
18 different names
Social security numbers and
Dates of birth
Howard provided the income tax refund checks to someone to be cashed.
Once cashed, Howard received a portion of each check
ranging anywhere from $600 to $1,600.
Online Shopping Identity Theft
Types of Identity Theft
Credit Card Fraud
Phone and Utilities Fraud
Bank Fraud
Employment Fraud
Government Document and Benefits Fraud
Loan Fraud
How to Prevent it from Happening to you
Only carry essential documents with you
Keep new checks out of the mail
Be careful when giving out personal information over the phone
Your trash is their treasure
Create passwords or PIN numbers out of a random mix of letters and numbers
What is Identity Theft?
Wallet or Purse Stolen
Credit Card
Driver's License
Personal Information
Without Authorization
Safety Tips
Don't give out Social Security number
Never write or carry passwords
When using an ATM machine, make sure no one is looking at you
Don't tell people your personal information
Check the Authenticity of the Website Address or URL
Bogus websites with screaming deals
Don't use any part of your social security number
A strong password: will have eight or more characters including letters, numbers and symbols
Don’t give out personal information on the phone
Bobby Thompson, 67
$100 million dollar charity scam
Charity Fraud
Navy Veterans Charity
Sentenced 28 years in prison
Fine of $6 million dollars
By: Andrea Pelayo & Daniel Granados
Table of Contents
What is Identity Theft?
Types of Identity Theft
Online Shopping Identity Theft
Dione Howard
How to Prevent it from Happening to you
Safety Tips
Bobby Thompson
Sally Mendez
A California woman sentenced in prison for nine years due to identity theft.
Ina police: driver linked to identity theft ring
A traffic stop may have uncovered an identity theft ring.
Elibert Martinez Lazo , 24, was taken into custody.
Gladstone man pleads guilty in computer tracking, ID theft scheme
Vince, Kimberly, Carrie and Rosemary Evola
Designed a software to obtain credit and debit card numbers
$725,000 fraud scheme
Hacking into business computer systems to steal the identity information
She took about $180,000 from a dozen victims
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