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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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Do the benefits of a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) vary from tribe to tribe? Were Social Security numbers issued to an individual at the same time as a CIB? Could a CIB be used to have a new Social Sec...
Richie Nez
10/09/2007
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07/12/2007
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Is mail theft a major problem in Indian country?
L. White
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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Are there particular characteristics/circumstances that make the Native community more prone to becoming victims of ID theft?
ChrisB
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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What type of training program do you recommend that victim advocates or other professionals undertake in order to provide a more conscientious aid to native victims?
Maritza
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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What steps are state officials, such as the various Attorney Generals, doing to combat ID theft in Indian Country?
Ben
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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I've heard that identity theft and meth use/production sometimes go hand in hand. Is this also the case in Indian Country? And if so, how can victim advocates best serve all the different victims that c...
EBR
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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With limited internet access on reservations, how do criminals readily get information from those living in Indian Country ... enough to steal their identities?
Stephen
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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As a crime victim advocate, what advice can I give someone living on a reservation to be aware of the theft of their identity? Are there indicators that may warn people that their IDs have been stolen?
Jennifer
07/12/2007
arrow icon The best advice is the same as off reservation: check your ...
Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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Are there any statistics that give us an idea of how many identity theft victims there are in Indian Country?
Elli
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Is there any legislation that directs advocates/law enforcement/courts on how to address identity theft victims?
Michelle
07/12/2007
arrow icon I am not aware of any specific legislation, but the recent r...
Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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Are there any government programs emphasized on prevention or punishment of crimes particularly against tribal communities or native victims?
Maritza
07/12/2007
arrow icon There are a number of web sites but none are Indian Country...
Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Are there law enforcement jurisdictional issues that arise during the course of investigating these cases?
Diane M.
07/12/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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To what extent is ID theft associated with casino profits and tribal membership disputes?
B. Austin
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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We've been discussing identity theft as it relates to the Native community, which raised the issue of cases in which non-Native persons pretend to be Native to receive particular benefits. Is this also co...
ML
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Are there specific types of identity theft that are more common in Indian Country (i.e. falsifying Tribal ID cards)?
DaveW
07/12/2007
arrow icon One particular type of Identity Theft I have found to be mor...
Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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Dianne Harrold
07/12/2007
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Hi - Are there any messages about avoiding/reporting ID theft that are particular to Indian Country? What are the best ways to get messages out (e.g., radio/newspaper pieces, print brochures, reminders th...
Jennifer
07/12/2007
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Mary Jane
07/13/2007
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Dan Hally
07/12/2007
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