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Category: Identity Theft

May 12
2020

Texas Cracks Down on COVID-19 Identity Theft Complaints

Identity Theft

With the country effectively shut down and more people at home using computers, the instances of identity theft have dramatically increased.

The state of Texas especially has seen an increase in cases of scammers attempting to steal stimulus checks. These and other scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic have authorities quick to crack down on them.

To ensure you aren’t inadvertently caught up in the crossfire, understand what constitutes identity theft crimes in Texas and what the possible penalties for these crimes are.

What are Identity Theft Crimes in Texas?

Identity theft comes in a variety of forms. As technology improves so do the tactics that scammers use to extort information from potential victims.

Law enforcement agencies in the state [...]

Dec 14
2019

What You Should Know About Texas Identity Theft This Holiday Season

Fraud | Identity Theft

 

The internet has completely changed the way we shop online. Do you know that Cyber Monday has only existed since 2005? Yet, less than two decades later, it’s nearly taken over the Thanksgiving weekend as the biggest shopping day of the year.

There is a dark side to Cyber Monday, though. In a recent Experian survey, 16% of identity theft victims said that the theft occurred online during Cyber Monday. Another quarter of respondents noted they were victims of online theft some other time during the holiday season.

Identity theft is a serious charge in the state of Texas, and it’s becoming more common across the web. Understand what identity theft is, the related criminal charges, and why [...]

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