Tag: Identity Theft

Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

By on September 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

A Georgia letter carrier has been convicted for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme totaling over $2.5 million in fraudulent refund checks.

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Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

By on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

Congress has passed legislation that would restrict the publication of Social Security numbers on federal documents that are sent through the mail.

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IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

By on April 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

An IRS employee has been indicted for wire fraud and identity theft of taxpayers’ personal information.

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Postal Service Letter Carrier Convicted of Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft

By on March 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Letter Carrier Convicted of Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft

A Postal Service letter carrier has been convicted of identity theft and access device fraud.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

By on November 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

Lawmakers are concerned that OPM’s announcement that some federal employees will have to re-enroll with another service provider to continue to receive identity theft protection services is going to create confusion.

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Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

By on November 1, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

The theft of personal data of current and retired federal employees continues to impact those who were affected. A number of people will be required to re-enroll in the program to receive monitoring services. Here is an explanation.

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33 People Charged with Crimes Against the Postal Service Including Mail Theft by Employees

By on August 27, 2016 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
33 People Charged with Crimes Against the Postal Service Including Mail Theft by Employees

Crimes against the Postal Service seem rampant in one section of California. 33 people, including a number of Postal Service employees, have been charged with various crimes.

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Was Your Personal Information Captured in Theft of Government Data? More Benefits Now Available

By on June 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Was Your Personal Information Captured in Theft of Government Data? More Benefits Now Available

A large number of current and former federal employees and others in the federal community have been impacted by the theft of personal data from government records. Here is an update on an increase in insurance coverage and other actions that may help those impacted by these events.

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Bill Aims to Combat Identity Theft of Social Security Numbers

By on May 27, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Aims to Combat Identity Theft of Social Security Numbers

Recently introduced legislation would require the Social Security Administration to remove Social Security numbers from mailed documents when they are deemed unnecessary.

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Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

By on March 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

The author says that federal employees have a new concern in the realm of identity theft: medical records. He explains why this is an area of vulnerability and what federal workers can do if they think they have been a victim of medical identity theft.

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