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Addressing ID Theft Cases With Large Numbers of Victims
 
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Is there a government site that you can be on to let creditors know that your identity has been stole and it is being investigated properly?
Angela Boggs
03/07/2014
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OVCRC
07/24/2013
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How are the criminals found and prosecuted if they are overseas? And how is it handled when it is a business committing the fraud? As an advocate who works with victims what can we tell them to reassure t...
Lucas
07/24/2013
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Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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In dealing with victims of a mass market schemes, what information should we tell victims to gather or bring when filing a police report?
Katy Wright
07/24/2013
arrow icon Briefly, in addition to the local police, these should be re...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Postal Inspectors investigate identity theft with a mail nexus. Can reports be generated from IC3, FTC or other agencies for identity theft with a mail nexus? Our 800 number is 877-876-2455 and website is...
CSanders
07/24/2013
arrow icon For more information about the FTC's Consumer Sentinel's Sys...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Do you have any recommendations on how to handle cases where large numbers of social security numbers are comprised?
Stan
07/24/2013
arrow icon It is imperative that all the victims report the crime to th...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
arrow icon Having had some of these, they can be challenging. First, i...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
arrow icon In large scale cases, if you have sent information and resou...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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With the use of social media, have you noticed an increase in the number of id theft cases directly related to personal information posted on these sites?
Justin
07/24/2013
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Theresa R.
07/24/2013
arrow icon I have assisted with social media id theft complaints. (This...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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aret there different steps or actions that should be taken with victims of large scams as compared to a single victim?
ID info
07/24/2013
arrow icon In regards to the advocacy with a case involving a large num...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
arrow icon Large case notifications and assistance will require much mo...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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What are some of the most common large-victim identity theft scams and do you have any tips for recognizing/avoiding this type of fruad
LizH
07/24/2013
arrow icon Many scams are difficult to recognize as a fraud. For examp...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Can you describe the ideal, victim centered best case scenario (what steps are followed, the approach, who is involved, etc) in a case involving hundreds of victims? What is on your wish list for how an as...
NITVAN
07/24/2013
arrow icon Many cases with large numbers of victims can often times inv...
Theresa R.
07/24/2013
arrow icon Using the FTC's bulk order site at https://bulkorder.ftc.gov...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
arrow icon Also victims are entitled to certain rights and access to se...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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is there a resource available that lists scams, cases or fraud alerts so that people are aware of potential threats. Also, what is the best way to notify people of id theft issues in their area
William
07/24/2013
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AAG Van Hise
07/24/2013
arrow icon Hi William, There are many additional resources such as th...
Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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We serve a small community and I'm not sure our police department handles ID theft issues. Is it standard to go to the local PD or should we direct victims to the FBI or other agency?
Julie H
07/24/2013
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Tom Lenzo
08/20/2013
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Shelley C.
07/24/2013
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Debbie Deem
07/24/2013
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Theresa R.
07/24/2013
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