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    ID Thieves Target Young People: Summary of an Atlanta Journal Constitution article by J .Scott Trubey

    By Delta Community

    Preventing an adult’s identity from being stolen is often hard enough, but what about detecting when a child’s ID has been pilfered? In terms of finances, young children are typically blank slates, identity security experts say, making them a tempting and vulnerable target for fraudsters. Identity breaches can range from the use of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants or others for employment background checks to strangers or even family members opening lines of credit or setting accounts for utilities under stolen IDs. Read More

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    "Car-Cloning" or "VIN-Cloning" Scheme

    By Delta Community

    This is a scheme by which thieves steal vehicles without taking the car. The cars are often listed for sale on CraigsList.com. The purchaser is asked for payment by cash, and meets the seller at a public location, such as a mall. When the purchaser takes the title to the State to register the vehicle, it is discovered there is a lien on the vehicle. Read More