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OVC has developed a new e-learning tool, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery (https://www.ovcttac.gov/IdentityTheft), to provide victim ad...
OVCRC
09/25/2009
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Is there someone who talks about identity theft in Minnesota? Is there a video or some literature that addresses identity theft?
Denise
11/15/2005
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In our community, we've seen burglaries targeting the computer servers of mortgage companies. These servers have all the information (name, address, dob, ss#, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, et...
B Wall
02/11/2005
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We are pushing a campaign to encourage businesses to do thier part in helping curb ID theft by requiring photo ID with credit cards and thumbprints on checks. What are the pros and cons to such prevention...
Lisa
02/09/2005
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Lisa
02/16/2005
arrow icon It still comes back to how do you id a person? All you know ...
Linda F
02/10/2005
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Jay
02/09/2005
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I have been in law enforcement for 19 years. I have been assigned to the detective division of my department and currently work in the community services division. I have seen drug involvement, and primari...
Joe DeJournette
02/09/2005
arrow icon There is a strong link between meth and id theft as LE in bo...
Linda
02/10/2005
arrow icon You get my vote. The problem as we see it is that in the dru...
Jay
02/10/2005
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How are law enforcement agencies across the country handling identity theft complaints? We'd appreciate suggestions from others who are assisting identity theft victims.
debe shampanier
02/09/2005
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Det. S. Menge
03/20/2006
arrow icon As to your other point- many law enforcements groups are sta...
Linda
02/10/2005
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Linda
02/10/2005
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Det. S. Menge
02/09/2005
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss Identity Theft and ot...
OVCRC
02/09/2005
arrow icon No one has done a book on the link between id theft and meth...
Linda Foley
04/05/2005
arrow icon I have to practice more on this process. I could not tell if...
Joe DeJournette
02/09/2005
arrow icon Thank you for facilitating this discussion.
Marna McLendon
02/09/2005
arrow icon Thank you all. We invite you to visit our website, www.idthe...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon Thanks very much to the Foleys and OVC. I'm first time foru...
Kathi Lee
02/09/2005
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Now that we can get free credit reports, do you recommend that we still purchase credit monitoring services? Is insurance a good thing?
S Jones
02/09/2005
arrow icon The Identity Theft Resource Center has adopted a policy of n...
Linda
02/09/2005
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How does the ITRC track and coordinate the multitude of cases that you handle each year?
Neil Dawson
02/09/2005
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Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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What is the most common method criminals use to steal a person's identity?
Jay
02/09/2005
arrow icon Hello- Thank you for your wonderful information. I will pa...
Tracy
02/17/2005
arrow icon I have to wonder how many unlocked mailboxes there are in th...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon A common method familiar to our agency is mail theft. We co...
Sheilah Castor
02/09/2005
arrow icon Mail theft is one of the top means to obtain personal inform...
Det. S. Menge
02/09/2005
arrow icon 1. Lost or stolen wallets 2. Unlocked mailboxes 3. SS card...
Linda
02/09/2005
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Senior citizens seem to be especially vulnerable to this crime. Do you have specific suggestions for seniors to avoid identity theft?
MBlanc
02/09/2005
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Linda
03/10/2005
arrow icon I'd add a couple other items. If you work with senior teach ...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon Yes. One do not carry your social; security card with you. T...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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What are the basic steps one should take to prevent ID Theft, especially when on the internet?
Clara
02/09/2005
arrow icon A few more tips: 1. Cross-cut shred sensitive papers before...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon We cannot protect ourselves from identity theft; you can onl...
Linda
02/09/2005
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We learned recently that Texas mandates training on identity theft for its law enforcement officers. Are you aware of other states that are requiring ID theft training for law enforcement?
Kathi Lee
02/09/2005
arrow icon A far as I know Texas is the only one mandating this. Some s...
Linda
02/09/2005
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What can a crime victim program do to assistance victims with placing a "victim's impact statement" with any of the three credit organizations?
E. Flowers
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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Do you have recommendations for a program that the state can develope to best help a victim of id theft? I am aware of a "passport" program in Ohio which is relatively new.
Michelle
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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It appears that identity thieves have chosen a relatively low risk criminal endeavor with potentially high returns. What do the data tell us about the arrest, prosecution, and conviction rates? Is there ...
Paul
02/09/2005
arrow icon No argument here. We want legislators and JUDGES to take thi...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon An additional thought that I have is that it is the only cri...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
arrow icon We have been pointing that out for several years now. The ap...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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Are federal laws normally more stringent than states law when prosecuting cases of identity theft?
Robert
02/09/2005
arrow icon The Federal laws are not as detailed as most of the state la...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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I understand you are a nonprofit. How do you support your program? Do you charge victims?
S Jones
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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The organization I work for is very concerned about the HIMS database regulations forcing programs to submit information about residents in order to track homelessness. Working in a domestic violence progr...
Samantha
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon HIMS database is asking for SSN, full names; last know addre...
Samantha
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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What programs have you identified that would be considered "best practices" of agencies responding to victims' issues? Thank you for all your work and assistance in this area.
Marna McLendon
02/09/2005
arrow icon In the realm of best practices there are several things. One...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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What is the Social Security Administration doing on behalf of victims of identity theft? I have recently heard they are not taking reports....
debe shampanier
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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Is there a national campaign on consumer awareness? If not, is there going to be? I know one state has pending legislation on starting a consumer awareness program that would start in their colleges/uni...
Lorrie Adams
02/09/2005
arrow icon Check our website. It will be advertised. Probably ready for...
Linda
02/09/2005
arrow icon When the video is done, could I please get a copy (ies) of i...
Lorrie Adams
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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Question pertaining to the identity theft topic: What can be done to properly identify claimants for government benefits when claims are submitted by telephone or on-line?
Ismael Jacinto
02/09/2005
arrow icon That is a interesting question. It will requires a basic amo...
Jay Foley
02/09/2005
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The ways we identitfy ourselves in America appears to be in shambles. The financials and credit grantors and credit reporting agencies are either unwilling or unable to deal with this; the dollar is their ...
Mike Koll
02/09/2005
arrow icon Couldn't agree more. It will be one of the waves of the futu...
Linda
02/09/2005
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Det. S. Menge
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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I have been asked to make presentations to senior citizen, civic and other groups to educate them about ID Theft its prevention and victim response. I wish to do the best I can as a security professional (...
Tony
02/09/2005
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Linda
02/09/2005
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