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OVC has developed a new e-learning tool, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery (https://www.ovcttac.gov/IdentityTheft), to provide victim ad...
OVCRC
09/25/2009
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I serve on a Task Force that is presently dealing with many ID Theft issues. One thing we consistently see is that victims are not going to their local police department first. Regardless of the PD size ...
Beau Thurnauer
02/07/2007
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Tamara
10/24/2007
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Beau Thurnauer
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Thanks for the question concerning the display of SS# on medical cards; I will be sure to make a recommendation for change in our county.
Guadalupe
02/07/2007
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
02/07/2007
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What states currenty participate or are planning to participate in the "credit freeze" law?
Celeste Carey
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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In cases where a store compromises your credit card information (such as TJ Maxx), should you cancel and ask for a reissue of the credit cards/Bank cards that you used at this store? Thank you.
C. Morrison
02/07/2007
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I have been advised that there is no true 'insurance' available for businesses, or for an individual. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?
Walt Garcia
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Jim, how can internet companies only ask for credit card numbers and not need any personal information to verify the customer's identity?
Chris Wright
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Hello Mr. Wright. Other than the 3 credit bureaus and the FTC, is there any other agency a person should contact if he/she suspects identity theft/fraud?
Gilbert
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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I have a client whose ex husband has fraudulently obtained disability benefits on behalf of her child. The child is not even disabled, we suspect he has also used the child's SSN to obtain credit. The ch...
Val
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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It has been my experience that credit card companies will not prosecute a credit card fraud even when the defendant is known, because it costs less to write off the loss. Is this not condoning this type of...
Det. Mark Smith
02/07/2007
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Is there any proposed legislation or work being done that will assist victims in more quickly being able to repair their credit history after becoming a victim of ID Theft?
Mandy Thoman
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Dear Mr. Jim Wright, I am a Police Officer in Malden, Mass. Can you explain the most common ways identity theft occurs and the easiest way to protect yourself from being a victim. Thank You.
George MacKay
02/07/2007
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George MacKay
02/07/2007
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Beau Thurnauer
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Beau Thurnauer
02/07/2007
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I keep hearing one should not carry one's Social Security card because of the danger of identity theft. However, I must carry my Medicare card, which contains my SSN (in the event of a medical emergency or...
Lois Burks
02/07/2007
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Lois Burks
02/08/2007
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K Gehm
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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Our program has noticed an increase in e-mails from banks and/or credit card companies that request personal information from the recipient. The e-mails look extremely official. Will banks and/or credit ...
Daryl
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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One of the issues we encounter with identity theft victims is that the individual who stole their information committed additional crimes for which the victim is now being punished (i.e. warrants for arres...
Neil
02/07/2007
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Jim Wright
02/07/2007
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Mr. Jim Wright to the OVC Web Forum. He is available to answer your questions on best practices in identity theft prev...
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