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Bismarck police warn of ID theft using wireless carrier
BISMARCK -- Five cases of identity theft involving the creation of Verizon Wireless accounts without the individuals’ knowledge have been reported...
June 20, 2018 - 4:36pm
February 9, 2018
Minn. man sentenced to 5 years in fake check scheme across 3 states
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—A Minneapolis man who stole mail from affluent neighborhoods in the city and then created fraudulent checks that an accomplice...
February 9, 2018 - 3:42pm
November 17, 2017
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
FARGO — While some may be looking for an identity to steal, according to area fraud officers, other holiday shoppers are looking for the best...
November 17, 2017 - 8:15am
September 15, 2017
Here's what your stolen identity is selling for on the dark web
How much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or...
September 15, 2017 - 9:55am
April 8, 2017
Low-tech threats make high-tech cybersecurity everyone's business
FARGO—It just might be a low-tech fake email, not a high-tech hacking scheme, that makes it hard for businesses and organizations to safeguard...
April 8, 2017 - 11:15am
January 2, 2017
Imposters, identity theft made up ND's top consumer complaints in 2016
BISMARCK — Imposter scams and identity theft were the top consumer complaints in North Dakota in 2016, but those weren't the only problems...
January 2, 2017 - 6:49am
August 13, 2016
Identity theft the topic of Chamber program
“Identity Theft” is the topic of a Lunch and Learn program offered by the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce and Leroux Lochow Financial next month. Kari Olney will be the presenter. This program includes what people should know, and solutions will be offered. The program is from...
August 13, 2016 - 8:07am
October 5, 2015
Lord of Life Church loses $24,000
BAXTER, Minn. — Lord of Life Church in Baxter fell victim to identity theft and lost $24,000, but has since recovered $10,000 of the money, Sarah Speer, church council president, said Friday. Speer said she was notified almost immediately after bank and church staff made the discovery...
October 5, 2015 - 8:02am
February 27, 2014
Identity theft again leads U.S. top fraud complaints: FTC
WASHINGTON - The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S.
February 27, 2014 - 3:14pm
February 15, 2014
Mom claims daughter stole her identity, racked up $13,000 in debt
FARGO — A Twin Cities woman faces felony charges in Fargo after allegedly stealing her mother’s identity and using it to run up more than $13,000 in credit card charges. Tina Renee Beyer-Hood of Champlin, Minn., was charged Thursday in Cass County District Court with unauthorized...
February 15, 2014 - 6:33am
June 12, 2011
Vulnerable Adults Coalition hosting events in Bismarck and Mandan
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the West Central Vulnerable Adults Coalition is hosting two shred-a-thon events on Wednesday, June 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bismarck Senior Center, 315 N 20th St., and at the Mandan Golden Age Services, 301 15th St. N.W....
June 12, 2011 - 1:18pm
April 19, 2011
Illegal alien sentenced in N.D. for aggravated identity theft
U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Monday, Enrique Orozco-Villegas, 28, of San Luis, Sonara, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland on charges of re-entry of a deported alien, aggravated identity theft and false claim of U.S. citizenship. Orozco-Villegas...
April 19, 2011 - 3:51pm
December 7, 2010
Minn. man pleads guilty in N.D. identity-theft case
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A Minnesota man has reached a plea deal in an identity-theft case involving dozens of victims in the Grand Forks area. Twenty-eight-year-old Troy Lafferty of East Grand Forks, Minn., pleaded guilty Tuesday to 20 felonies, including one theft charge and...
December 7, 2010 - 7:58pm
June 18, 2010
Avoiding identity theft
Ward County State's Attorney Roza Larson has a strong message for anyone who thinks they have protected themselves adequately against identity theft. Think again. Larson's message is a simple one: Identity theft can happen to anyone, and it can be easier than you think to have your...
June 18, 2010 - 6:15am
September 23, 2009
Woman asks for plea hearing in identify theft case
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A former West Fargo day care operator accused of stealing the identities of two people has asked for a change of plea hearing. Tracy Rankin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of mail fraud and two counts of identity theft. Authorities say she ran up more...
September 23, 2009 - 8:55pm