Category Archives: Identity Theft

May 9, 2014

Doctors Nationwide Victimized in ID Theft Fraud

Matthew Katz, chief executive with the Connecticut Medical Society, says that based on his conversations with his counterparts in other states, he’d put the number at a few thousand nationwide.

Many doctors and other health care professionals nationwide have been victimized this year by identity theft used to fraudulently obtain federal and state tax refunds — and their numbers are growing, medical industry and government officials say.

The number of doctors, dentists and nurses targeted by identity theft scams has increased significantly this year, raising questions about a possible security breach of the personal information of medical workers, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday.

“It is incredible. The scope and size are appalling and astonishing. … We’re talking about hundreds (of doctors) nationally and tens of millions and maybe hundreds of millions of dollars,” Blumenthal said.

Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrat Sen. Christopher Murphy urged the IRS and Secret Service to dedicate their resources to solve these crimes and prosecute the perpetrators. Their pleas followed the rejection of many doctors’ federal and state tax returns last month because they were filed by someone else. At the time, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, also called for an investigation.

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April 27, 2014

Violent fake ID ring returns to Richmond (Video)

Unspeakable acts of violence.

NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

A dangerous fake document ring operating in Richmond was at it again. The federal government shut it down in 2010, but it started operating all over again.

Mexican crime bosses planted men inside the US to make and sell fake documents.

They were under surveillance, with phone calls secretly recorded.

The gang used intimidation and force to protect its turf. They committed a violent murder. This is also the same group that duct taped a man, put his feet in water, attached him to a car battery, beat him and electrocuted him.

Former US Attorney Neil MacBride told us back in 2012, “We have not seen in Virginia a gang that was this big, this sophisticated, this violent, that would engage in unspeakable acts of violence.”

The enterprise was dismantled in 2010 but came back while it’s leader, Israel Cruz Millan, was in custody and eventually sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The US Attorney’s Office says the operation started running again in early 2012, this time with Manuel Hidalgo Flores at the helm. He is known as “Chino.” He oversaw operations in Richmond, Arkansas, Boston, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Rhode Island.

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February 24, 2014

Illegal Alien ID Thief Rips Off Couple for Years – IRS KNEW and Refused to Warn Them (Video)

Home loans denied. Their credit trashed. And a Wisconsin couple had no idea why it was all happening. But the Federal Government did.

That’s the incredible story. For the past six years, Debi Guenterberg has spent countless hours trying to repair the damage caused by two illegal aliens who took the key to her husband Robert’s identity: His social security number.

They used it to buy homes, trucks, get credit cards, and more. And left Robert Guenterberg’s credit in tatters. But he could not understand why. Until one day — six years later — he found out from a bill collector who notified him someone else used his SSN.

But another party knew about the identity theft all along — and refused to tell them. Their own Federal government — the IRS would not tell the Guenterbergs who was ripping them off.

Why the hell not? Because it would have violated the privacy of the illegal alien identity thieves!

You heard that right. A new level of insanity has been reached in the Feds’ total surrender to illegal immigration.


January 21, 2014

Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards containing the account information of South Texas residents. The cards were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, according to McAllen, TX Police.

Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach — a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.

On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards.

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August 31, 2013

IG: IRS ‘Hindered’ Efforts to Stop Illegals from Misusing Social Security Numbers

The audit discovered that the employer with the very worst record for filing no-match W-2s had filed 117,792 over the three years—an average of 39,246 no-match W-2s per year.

An audit report published this month by the inspector general for the Social Security Administration says that the Internal Revenue Service’s reluctance to penalize employers who consistently file W-2s on which the Social Security Number and name do not match has “hindered” the SSA’s efforts to stop “unauthorized noncitizens” from using Social Security Numbers that are fake or belong to someone else.

The audit report looked at “inaccurate wage reporting”—or the filing of W-2 forms on which the name and the Social Security Number do not match. The SSA has long said these no-match W-2s are frequently filed on behalf of illegal aliens. According to the IG audit report released earlier this month, a senior IRS official admitted to the IG that the service knows this is the case.

“Furthermore,” said the report, “a senior employment tax official at the IRS acknowledged that unauthorized noncitizens accounted for a high percentage of inaccurate wage reporting.”

The audit looked at the U.S. employers who in tax years 2007-2009 (the latest for which all data was available) had the worst records for filing W-2s on which the names and Social Security Numbers did not match

The IG determined the 100 employers who filed the the largest raw numbers of no-match W-2s in those three years and the 100 employers (with at least 100 employees a piece) who filed the most as a percentage of their payrolls.

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March 23, 2013

Cultural Marxists Upset That Joe Arpaio Is Enforcing The Law

It appears that aggressive enforcement of laws against identity theft are thwarting amnesty claims by hundreds of illegal aliens who stole the identities of Americans.

The cultural Marxists who run the media are upset that Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, and Bill Montgomery, County Attorney for Maricopa County are throwing a wrench in the ongoing illegal and unconstitutional Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. It appears that their aggressive enforcement of laws against identity theft are thwarting amnesty claims by hundreds of illegal aliens who stole the identities of Americans.

Salon March 17, 2013 by Valeria Fernandez

How Arizona Cheats Immigration Reform

Activists are denouncing state lawmakers for charging immigrants with felonies to ensure their deportation.

PHOENIX–Ivon Matamoros has been packing most of her baby daughter’s clothes and blankets to start a reluctant journey back to Mexico. Matamoros, 24, could be among hundreds of youth who qualify for a deportation reprieve under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But she didn’t apply.

Matamoros didn’t think she would qualify because she has a felony on her record — for working with false documents as a cashier and buser at a Pei Wei chain restaurant.

An immigration judge told her this was a “crime of moral turpitude” and that she would have to leave. He gave her a date to do so, willingly: March 21.

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March 10, 2013

Illegal immigration raid at dairy farm pays off for police

According to ICE, undocumented workers create vulnerabilities in the marketplace by presenting false documents to gain employment, completing applications for fraudulent benefits and stealing identities of legal U.S. workers.

An immigration raid at a Michigan dairy farm turned into some big cash gifts for two state police agencies, which received more than half a million dollars from the federal government for helping investigate and expose unlawful hiring practices at the farm, federal authorities announced today.

The Michigan State Police and the Huron County Sherriff’s Office have each received nearly $287,000 – money that stemmed from a criminal investigation of Aquila Farms, a Bad Axe dairy farm that was staffed almost exclusively with illegal immigrants, officials said. The dairy operation made headlines in 2007, when federal agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations raided the farm and arrested dozens of illegal immigrants.

The raid triggered charges against the farm’s owners, who were successfully prosecuted and ordered in 2011 to pay $234,000 in fines and forfeit more than $2.7 million. They did not get prison sentences but were sentenced to probation. The company also pleaded guilty to harboring illegal immigrants.

Michigan State Police and Huron County Sheriff’s Office both worked on the investigation, which made them eligible to receive the funds obtained from the probe under the federal government’s asset-forfeiture program, which applies to assets obtained from criminal activity.

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February 27, 2013

Identity theft at all-time high; ordeal for some victims never ends

A new report on identity theft shows the crime is at an all-time high with nearly 13 million victims last year alone. Denver resident Tiffany Garcia is one of those people.

“I don’t know how many people I could tell you through the past 13 years that have used my identity,” she said.

Garcia’s ordeal began back in 2000.

“We went to file our taxes and it got rejected because somebody had already filed,” she said.

That’s when she started checking her credit report and found one thing after another. At one point she called one of the “Tiffany’s” using her social security number and birth certificate, which had been stolen.

“She [said she] bought them for $1500 and what she had to do was find a job, get on her feet do whatever she had to do, and then she had to give them back so he could sell them to somebody else,” Garcia said.

Identity theft has affected every aspect of Garcia’s life.

“My credit score is so low, it’s so bad,” she said. “You want to go get a car and you can’t even get a car, you want to buy a house, you can’t buy a house, you want a loan you can’t get a loan.”

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations is one of several local agencies that can help fight identity theft. They have important advice everyone should follow.

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February 18, 2013

Florida hit by “tsunami” of tax identity fraud

Nationwide, the number of cases of tax identity theft detected by authorities sky-rocketed to more than 1.2 million cases in 2012 from only 48,000 in 2008, according to the Treasury Department.

Bruce Parton was only a few weeks from retirement after 30 years as a mail carrier in sunny Florida.

He never lived to fulfill his retirement plan of moving back to a quiet life in the Catskill mountains of New York, not far from where he grew up on Long Island.

Instead, he was gunned down on his daily mail route in December 2010 by members of an identity theft ring who stole his master key as part of a scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

Using stolen names and Social Security numbers, criminals are filing phony electronic tax forms to claim refunds, exploiting a slow-moving federal bureaucracy to collect the money before victims, or the Internal Revenue Service, discover the fraud.

Parton was a victim of what officials say has ballooned into a massive, and dangerous, illegal industry that could cost the nation $21 billion over the next five years, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

While that is a relatively small sum compared to the $1.1 trillion collected from individual tax payers in the last fiscal year, the crime has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last three years.

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February 10, 2013

Sheriff Joe Raids Sporting Goods Company: Nabs 27 Illegals Using Stolen IDs

“Illegal aliens are stealing identities of U.S. citizens to gain employment which escalates our unemployment problems. I don’t believe we should tolerate this. Furthermore, I will continue to enforce all federal and state illegal immigration laws in the business sector through human smuggling and crime suppression operations, despite activists and the federal government who may not like it,” said the Sheriff.

He’s known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. But Joe Arpaio continues to show he deserves the moniker of “America’s JOBS Sheriff”. Because every time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers.

And at a time when raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are almost unheard of – Barack Obama has slashed workplace enforcement by a staggering 70% since 2009 – Sheriff Joe and his department keep on working to crack down on illegal aliens in the workplace.

Today was no exception, as Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies raided Sportex Apparel in Tempe, AZ, a custom-made sports clothing and accessories company – and arrested 27 illegal aliens, most of whom were caught using stolen or false identification.

In a seven-month long investigation, deputies learned that as many as 19 employees were using false or stolen IDs to work at Sportex, said Officer Christopher Hegstrom with MCSO. After Friday’s raid, 23 illegals were arrested for ID theft. Four others were taken into custody for outstanding criminal warrants, totaling 27 arrests.

This was the sheriff’s 61st such sweep. In the previous 60 employer sanctions/identity theft operations, 100% of all suspects found to be committing identity theft to gain employment were illegal aliens. Sheriff Joe’s office has investigated, arrested on the streets and in the jails over 79,000 illegal aliens.

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