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Learn About the Latest IDT Data from BJS on FREE Webinar

FREE WEBINAR: “Understanding the Latest Identity Theft Victimization Data from BJS” Last month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released new findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft from the 2012 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.  What trends are emerging in identity theft victimization? Are there certain types of identity […]

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National Consumer League Conference on Identity Theft

Watch a “fireside chat” on identity theft between current Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and former FTC Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras at the National Consumers League conference on the state of ID theft on December 12, 2013. The discussion is moderated by Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.

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New Anti-Fraud Hotline for Seniors

This week, the Senate Aging Committee launched a new, toll free Anti-Fraud Hotline to make it easier for seniors to report suspected fraud and receive assistance. Open weekdays – 9-5 ET, at 1-855-303-9470. The investigators, who have experience with investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and other […]

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New! 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft

The 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance with support from ID Experts measures the prevalence, extent, and impact of medical identity theft in the United States to consumers and the healthcare industry. Medical identity theft is quickly becoming a national healthcare issue […]

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Catch Him if You Can: A Luncheon with Frank Abagnale, Jr.

You are invited to join the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network for a luncheon featuring Frank Abagnale Jr., whose life was depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie, Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Over 40 years ago, Mr. Abagnale was known as one of the world’s most famous confidence men. […]

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July 24th OVC Web Forum on IDT

On July 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Debbie Deem and Theresa Ronnebaum on best practices for addressing ID theft cases with large numbers of victims. Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Deem […]

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FTC Webinar July/31

Webinar Announcement – Talking Through Identity Theft:  A program for the blind and visually impaired Learn about the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft resources, how you can prevent identity theft, and steps to take if it happens to you. The FTC will present “Talking Through Identity Theft:  A program for the blind and visually impaired” […]

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Disaster Fraud featured in NW3C Newsletter

Learn more about Disaster related fraud from NW3C! This months issue of the Briefing features a headline article concerning Disaster related fraud. To learn more on how to protect victims after a disaster, read the full article here. Still want to learn more? Join our free webinar on July 15th! We invite you to learn […]

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7/15 Webinar: Disaster Related Identity Theft Victimization & Fraud

During the past year, a multitude of national disasters swept across the United States, from the man-made destruction caused by the Boston Marathon bombings, the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and the explosion at the Texas fertilizer plant, to the natural devastations of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes across the Midwest and Southern […]

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NITVAN featured in OVC News & Program Updates

The latest issue of OVC News & Program Updates is now available and highlights the work of the NITVAN coalitions in developing legal assistance materials online for victims of identity theft! Designed to strengthen communication among victim-serving organizations, professionals, and OVC, the newsletter is a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC’s strategic planning, initiatives, […]

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