Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Man Sentenced in Florida State ID Thefts, Tax Fraud Scheme

A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in an identity theft tax refund fraud scheme that utilized identities from the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) database.

The personal identification information (PII) – names, dates of birth and social security numbers – of hundreds of individuals was stolen. The fraudulent tax returns were filed between February - July 2014. It is unclear over what time period the identities were stolen from the DCF.

"names, dates of birth and social security numbers – of hundreds of individuals were stolen."
- DataBreaches.net
Unfortunately, as is often the case, law enforcement, rather than the organization holding the PII, discovered the identity thefts. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity thefts and data privacy breaches can utilize SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Florida Man Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/02/2015

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