Displaying items by tag: identity theft

WASHINGTON — When a thief steals someone’s Social Security number, they can use it to file a fraudulent tax return. This is tax-related identity theft. The IRS scans tax returns for possible fraud. If a tax return is flagged as suspicious, the agency will pull it for more review. Then the IRS will send the taxpayer a letter notifying them of potential ID theft. The suspicious tax return won’t be processed until the taxpayer responds to the letter.

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RALEIGH— A physician who once worked in Richmond County has been indicted on federal charges including reusing medical devices and altering documents.

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ROCKINGHAM — Police are investigating at least three recent cases of suspected identity theft within the city limits all reported on the same day.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2021 13:27

RichmondCC offering cybersecurity class at lower price

HAMLET — According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data breaches publicly reported so far this year has already exceeded the total for 2020, putting 2021 on track for a record year. 

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NEW BERN — A federal jury (Friday) convicted Alejandro Garlynn Williams, 40, of conspiracy, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft, finding him guilty of all counts in the indictment against him.  

Published in Crime
Monday, 13 December 2021 13:00

FirstHealth issues Caller ID spoofing alert

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning the community about a phone scam that uses “caller ID spoofing.” 

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ROCKINGHAM — A Charlotte woman is accused of using other people’s personal information to get a cellphone account.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:27

Flores takes misdemeanor plea deal in Stanly County

ALBEMARLE — A political hopeful recently agreed to a plea bargain, saving himself from being a convicted felon.

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ALBEMARLE — Joshua Jesus Flores, a candidate for District 66 of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was scheduled to appear in Stanly County Superior Court on multiple charges on Monday, Jan. 28.

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