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Oregon Resident Sentenced for Fraud; Worked as Woman, Collected Disability as Man

“I think of a man, and I take away reason, and accountability.”

PORTLAND, Ore. –  An Oregon resident who transitioned to a woman more than three decades ago continued collecting Social Security disability checks under her male identity, fraudulently raking in $250,000. 104 more words

Crime & Corruption

NSA Chief: 'More Cyberattacks Likely' in Wake of Office of Personnel Management Hack

The U.S. should brace itself for more attacks like one on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management—in which millions of sensitive government records were stolen, the… 215 more words

United States

Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

With the upswing in data breaches in the healthcare industry, America’s seniors in particular are vulnerable to medical identity theft in which an unauthorized party gains access to a person’s health information (health plan ID number, Social Security number, etc.). 402 more words

IRS still keeping costly secret from some taxpayers, victims of identity theft: "I will never give up"

PRINCETON — It’s been two years since FOX6 Investigators exposed a federal law that prohibits the IRS from telling you if someone else is using your social security number to file their taxes. 1,023 more words

Investigators

BREAKING: OPM Director Resigns over Hack

Cory Bennett The embattled director of the Office of Personnel Management has resigned, bowing to mounting pressure from Capitol Hill for her to step aside over a devastating government hack. 229 more words

Politics

21.5 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen

I saw a story break on Gawker yesterday about some eerie happenings around the country yesterday and I was tempted to share it but didn’t want to be an alarmist.  193 more words

Features

State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity Theft

(CBS SF) — Most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity. Security experts advise that you protect it at all costs. 587 more words

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