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Identity Crime Prevention Institute

Identity Crime Prevention Institute (IDCPI.org) is a non-governmental Organization based in the United Stated which is developed and maintained by a team of volunteer professionals from legal, law enforcement and technology backgrounds.

 

IDCPI.org four primary goals

  • To educate people, businesses, and law enforcement agencies about how to prevent identity crime and if identity crime has been committed to provide strategies for dealing with it;
  • To promote the development of legislation around the world to combat identity theft and identity fraud;
  • To research and help to develop strategies and tools for preventing identity crime;
  • To develop a platform whereby individuals, businesses, organizations, attorneys, legislators, and law enforcement agencies can share ideas and strategies for combating identity crime around the world.
 

Identity Crime Articles

Federal Judge Remands Experian Data...

A federal judge in California has dismissed and remanded a suit against Experian Data Corporation…

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Accountants Can Help Clients Victim...

Tax preparation experts can help their clients if they become victims of identity theft arising…

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Four Quick Tips for Protecting Your identity

With the incidence of identity theft continuing to rise, especially as more people use electronic…

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Policy on Job-Related ID Theft Changed by IRS

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to begin sending notifications to victims of…

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Company to Use Selfies in 2017 to H...

MorphoTrust USA is preparing to utilize selfies in the 2017 tax season in an attempt…

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Preliminary Injunction against ID T...

A preliminary injunction granted by a U.S. District Judge in Arizona in connection with an…

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Fitness Trackers Used as Evidence i...

Fitness trackers have ignited concerns over consumers' privacy as data from the devices is being…

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Amazon Files Patent Application for...

Amazon, the e-commerce mega store, plans to verify buyers using selfies. Rather than using a…

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Bank Tellers Provide Account inform...

According to authorities, 21st-century bank robberies increasingly involve identity thieves simply calling the user's local…

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Venture...

Vinny Lingham, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who sold his virtual gift card service Gyft for…

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New California Bill Seeks to Ban De...

California Assembly Bill 1681, which was introduced by Assembly member Jim Cooper, would require any…

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IRS Discontinues Electronic ID Secu...

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has discontinued the use of an electronic identity…

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In 2015, Identity Theft Accounted f...

Since 2013, over 3.6 billion data records have been exposed through data breaches, and according…

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DNA Database Brings Medical ID Thef...

The Obama Administration has proposed a "precision medicine initiative" that would apply $200 million dollars…

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New Technology Allows ID Authentica...

New technology from MasterCard is designed to let online shoppers authenticate their identity using selfies.…

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Personal Information Left in Junked...

The cars totaled in accidents and then towed to junk lots often contain all the…

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Conflict between FBI and Apple Emph...

Many individuals choose the Apple iPhone because of its reputation as being difficult to hack,…

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LifeLock ID Protection Service Fine...

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed another fine on LifeLock, the identity…

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Five Ways ID Theft Can Disrupt Your Life

There are indications that identity theft continues to rise in the United States, and individuals…

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Parents, Privacy Advocates in Calif...

After finding out that the personal information of millions of students in California is to…

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Identity Crime Cases

Weekly News Summary
  • This Week in Identity Crime: 08/01/2016
    This week's identity crime news included stories covering the theft of a deceased woman's identity by her daughter for financial gain, a medical lab found liable for mishandling patient information, the impact of a security breach at Wendy's restaurants on customers in North Carolina, and the theft of patient information by a former health care facility employee. Also in the news: a multi-year employment identity theft, false identity information provided…
 

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Are you or someone you know a victim of identity crime? Are you a law enforcement officer or an attorney with experience in dealing with Identity Crime? Do you work in Academia and have knowledge of white collar and identity crimes? Please share your experiences and knowledge by submitting useful links and articles to the IDCPI.org website.

IDCPI.org is developed and maintained by a team of volunteer professionals from legal, law enforcement and technology backgrounds. We will really appreciate your contribution.  Please let us know how we can assist you and how we can improve the website.

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What is Identity Crime, Identity Theft and Identity Fraud?

Identity Crime is defined as knowingly acquiring, manipulating, producing, transferring, possessing, or using identity information or documents in order to commit a fraud, or to commit other unlawful activities.
Identity Theft means one who knowingly obtains or possesses another person's identity information in circumstances giving rise to a reasonable inference that the information is intended to be used to commit an indictable offense that includes fraud, deceit or falsehood.
Identity Fraud means an event that occurs when a false identity is used, or when another individual's identity details are used in support of illegal activity, or when a person avoids an obligation or liability by falsely claiming status as an identity-fraud victim.