Illinois Ranks 7th Highest In U.S. For Identity TheftIllinois residents fall victim to identity theft more often than the rest of America, and habitual procrastinators who wait to file their taxes are particularly at risk, according to a new report.
2 Investigators: Beware New Tax Scam"Spearfishing," a growing sophisticated email scam, specifically targets government or corporate employees who manage payroll.
Identity Theft Scam Targets Change-Of-Address FormsScammers are latching onto a relatively easy way to steal your identity by using a loophole in the post office's change-of-address system.
Scams On The Rise During The HolidaysThere's a clear tip-off to a rip-off -- anyone asking you to wire them money.
Police: 3 Teens Charged In Carjackings Might Be Tied To Carjacking RingPolice said the trio might be connected to as many as 16 carjackings since Halloween.
Equifax Breach Exposes 143 Million People To Identity TheftThe Atlanta-based company said that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
Accountant Indicted For Tax FraudOscar Garrett, 55, is accused of obtaining fraudulent Illinois tax returns in the names of more than a dozen clients between 2011 and 2015.
Lynwood Woman Gets 4 Years For Identity FraudA south suburban woman was sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing personal information from hospital patients in an identity fraud scheme.
Madigan Finds Debt and Identity Theft To Be Reoccurring ComplaintsConsumer debt and identity theft continue to be the top sources of complaints to the Illinois attorney general.
2 Waukegan Men Charged With Identity Theft, Burglary In GurneeTwo Waukegan men have been charged with burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee and using a stolen credit card at a fast food restaurant.
Two Charged With ID Theft Scheme At Deer Park Apple StoreTwo people are facing charges after they tried to charge thousands of dollars’ worth of products to others’ AT&T accounts at a north suburban Apple store.
Mortgage Loan Processor Stole Dozens Of IdentitiesThe Schaumburg resident was indicted Jan. 12 on 59 felonies including theft, identity theft and financial institution fraud.

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