Monday, August 19, 2013

ID Theft Ring: Ten Charged

Ten people have been charged in Alexandria Virginia for their alleged involvement in an identity theft ring.

Employees were recruited to steal personal information, such as social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth, from their employers, which included a local dental practice, insurer, and rental car company.

"Over 600 potential victims have been identified, including employees of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. .." - U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia
Allegedly, members of the ring used the stolen information to produce fraudulent identification documents bearing their victims’ personal information, and then used the fraudulent documents and victims’ social security numbers to open credit lines at various retailers.

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Sources:
(a) Ten Charged In D.C. Area Identity Theft Ring - www.databreaches.net, 08/16/2013

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