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  • Groups forging messages to Elected Officials

    10/19/2019 11:44:40 AM PDT · by johnsmom · 4 replies
    self | 10/19/19 | self
    A heads up for patriots. I received a notification from the offices of NC pols Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, and Virginia Foxx that they had received and would soon reply to correspondence from me. I had NOT (this time) created the correspondence. Turns out a group called “Seniors Speak Out” (SSO) and “Voter Voice” (VV) had forged my name and email address to the correspondence delivered to Burr, Tillis, and Foxx. I found the administrator of SSO “Nona Bear” and SSO’s blog, twitter, and Linkedin accounts. None of the direct message functions allowed contact. Turned out that VV had a...
  • Man Poses As ‘Good Morning America’ Producer, New York Times Reporter To Obtain Government Docs...

    07/24/2019 10:03:30 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 21 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | July 24, 2019 | CBS Staff
    DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A Delaware County man faces several charges after he allegedly posed as a “Good Morning America” producer and a New York Times reporter. District Attorney Kat Copeland made the announcement on Wednesday morning. Copeland said Nikolaos Tzima Hatziefstathiou, also known as “Nik the Hat,” has been charged with creating a false, racist government email, identity theft and tampering. Hatziefstathiou claimed he was the editor in chief for YC News. Copeland said it was all in an effort to obtain government documents. “From April 23 to April 25, Nik Hatziefstathiou, after creating fake email accounts posing...
  • ODNI And NSA Impede Lawmakers Review Of Obama Admin ‘Unmasking’ Requests

    02/19/2019 5:44:56 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency still have not granted access to Republican lawmakers to review hundreds of unmasking requests made on Americans by Senior Obama Administration officials, SaraACarter.com has learned. Despite an order from President Trump more than a year ago, ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-CA, on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said his committee has been stymied in its investigation into the unmasking requests that rocked Washington D.C. when discovered in 2017. The ODNI and NSA were ordered by President Trump to make available the highly classified documents...
  • Vanity - Preventing Identity Theft

    06/24/2019 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    06/24/2019 | self
    Looking for info/tips on how to prevent identity theft. As we all know, this is a constant threat with all the computer breaches and data being passed around. I recently looked in the mirror and realized I'm getting old, so I decided to tidy up some loose ends in my personal documentation to make things easier for my family if/when I do wind up croaking. Since I went through my whole life without an actual SS card or birth certificate (I do have all my passports dating back to when I was 14 until present, which is still valid). So,...
  • Feds: Guatemalan man found guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash had been using fake name

    06/05/2019 4:03:49 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 19 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | June | Alia Conley
    A Guatemalan man who is serving prison time for fatally striking a motorcyclist with his SUV and then fleeing had been using a fake identity, federal officials say. Sebastian Velasquez-Ramos had been using the alias Luis Velasquez-Ortiz in order to falsely claim he was a U.S. citizen, federal officials said. He also used a Social Security number that wasn't his and said he was a few years younger than he actually is. Officials think Velasquez-Ramos is his real name because that is the name in his immigration documents that were filed when he arrived in the United States. Velasquez-Ramos, 47,...
  • Election fraud scheme on L.A.'s skid row homeless to sign fake names for cigarettes,cash, DA says

    11/20/2018 11:10:39 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Nine people face felony charges in connection with a fraud scheme in which they offered cash or cigarettes to homeless people on skid row in downtown Los Angeles in exchange for hundreds of fake or forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, prosecutors said. Los Angeles County prosecutors Tuesday announced the charges, which include circulating a petition with false names, voter fraud and registering a nonexistent person during election cycles in 2016 and this year. “They paid individuals to sign the names,” said Officer Deon Joseph, the senior lead officer on skid row, told The Times in September....
  • Democrat Staffer Jackson Cosko Arrested for Doxxing is Not an ‘Unpaid Intern’ (Smells like Soros)

    10/07/2018 12:10:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | October 7, 2018 | Julie Gunlock
    Capitol Police on October 3 arrested 27-year old congressional staffer Jackson Cosko for posting on Wikipedia the private addresses of three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee—what’s known as “doxxing” (a word derived from the shorthand for “document”). Cosko is facing serious charges that include illegally posting private information of public figures, witness tampering, threats, identity theft, and unlawful entry. In the mainstream media, Cosko is being portrayed as a hapless overzealous intern who didn’t even have the smarts to cover up his criminal act. His former boss— Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) has denied she knew anything about Cosko’s activities....
  • “Shout Your Abortion” Campaign Steals Pro-Life Woman’s Picture, Claims She Celebrated Three...

    09/05/2018 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sep 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: “Shout Your Abortion” Campaign Steals Pro-Life Woman’s Picture, Claims She Celebrated Three Abortions The radical Shout Your Abortion campaign recently used a young pro-life woman’s photo under a headline claiming she had three abortions and was proud of them. Molly Schaap, whose photo the pro-abortion website used, told the Canadian pro-life group Choice42 that she was “horrified” when she saw her photo attached to the pro-abortion campaign. Her smiling photo appeared under the headline “Shout Your Abortion – I am 23 and I have had 3 abortions. YES I HAVE!” The pro-abortion campaign urges women to share their...
  • AWAN WALKS

    08/11/2018 2:24:32 AM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    power line ^ | JULY 3, 2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Debbys’ Awan, & Robs’ magnificent nine. Free… snipp HTTP://DAILYCALLER.COM/2018/06/04/WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ-AWAN-ISLAMOPHOBE/ WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTANI CRIMINAL MATTER // snipp // https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber/iranian-mabna-hackers On February 7, 2018, a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, indicted nine (non DWS) Iranian nationals for their alleged involvement in computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft offenses. //snipp// State-Sponsored Cyber Theft Nine (non DWS)Iranians Charged in Massive Hacking Campaign on Behalf of Iran Government https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/nine-iranians-charged-in-hacking-scheme-032318
  • LifeLock Bug Exposed Millions of Customer Email Addresses

    07/26/2018 8:42:07 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 22 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | July 25, 2018 | Brian Krebs
    Identity theft protection firm LifeLock — a company that’s built a name for itself based on the promise of helping consumers protect their identities online — may have actually exposed customers to additional attacks from ID thieves and phishers. The company just fixed a vulnerability on its site that allowed anyone with a Web browser to index email addresses associated with millions of customer accounts, or to unsubscribe users from all communications from the company. The upshot of this weakness is that cyber criminals could harvest the data and use it in targeted phishing campaigns that spoof LifeLock’s brand. Of...
  • Arkansas thief paid for meal with stolen credit card … that belonged to waitress, police say

    06/21/2018 5:36:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Authorities say an Arkansas thief tried to pay for a meal using a credit card that had been stolen from the waitress herself days earlier. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said in a news release that officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He said that, “having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” waitress Flora Lunsford called to report that the man had tried paying for his meal with her stolen credit card. De Foor says officers found other items on West that had been in Lunsford’s...
  • Maybe She Had So Much Money She Just Lost Track of It

    05/29/2018 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 32 replies
    The Cut ^ | May 28, 2018 9:05 pm | Jessica Pressler
    It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface of the mid-century-inspired concierge desk at 11 Howard, the sleek new boutique hotel in Soho. Looking up, Neffatari Davis, the 25-year-old concierge, who goes by “Neff,” was surprised to see the cash had come from a young woman who seemed to be around her age. She had a heart-shaped face and pouty lips surrounded by a wild tangle of red hair, her eyes framed by incongruously chunky black glasses that Neff, an aspiring cinematographer with an eye for detail,...
  • Wikileaks Dumps Hillary Email Exposing Her Ordering US Diplomats To Steal DNA From UN Leadership

    05/07/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 134 replies
    Goldwater ^ | 05-06-2018 | By Red Pill
    There's an extremely serious dump of emails that came from Wikileaks exposing Hillary Clinton for ordering top US Diplomats to steal the DNA and passwords from United Nations leadership. The stunning email comes from the account of Hillary Clinton that used the address “hdr22@clintonemail.com”.
  • Slidell woman used stolen ID to get 6-figure job; faces 10 years in prison

    04/20/2018 3:50:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 4/20/18 | Kim Chatelain
    A 41-year-old Slidell woman faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of stealing another woman's identity via social media and using fake credentials to obtain a high paying job at the spice company founded by the late entrepreneur Al Copeland. Cindy T. White, who was found guilty this week by a St. Tammany Parish jury of theft of identity over $1,000, will be sentenced Tuesday (April 24) by Judge Scott Gardner of the 22nd Judicial District, North Shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery's office reported. During her opening statement in White's trial, Assistant District Attorney Casey Dieck described...
  • IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts by Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any for Prosecution

    03/16/2018 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). However, in response to inquiries from CNSNews.com, the IRS could not say if it had referred even one of these cases for criminal prosecution. TIGTA, which is the inspector general responsible for overseeing the IRS, discovered...
  • Richard Pinedo Pleaded Guilty To Identity Fraud In Connection To Mueller's Russia (Trump)Probe

    02/16/2018 6:40:48 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 2-16-2018 | Sonam Sheth
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's office announced on Friday that California resident Richard Pinedo pleaded guilty to one count of identity fraud on February 12, according to court documents. The plea deal's release came immediately after Mueller's office announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering in the 2016 US election by mounting an elaborate and multi-faceted social media influence operation meant to sow political discord during and after the race. According to the statement of offense, Pinedo ran a company called "Auction Essistance," which offered services meant to get around the security requirements set by...
  • Thirty-six Defendants Indicted for Alleged Roles in Transnational Criminal Organization (trunc)

    02/07/2018 10:16:17 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 55 replies
    US Justice Department ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Office of Public Affairs
    Law Enforcement Dismantles Forum Used to Victimize Millions in all 50 States and Worldwide in One of the Largest Cyberfraud Enterprises Ever Prosecuted by the Department of Justice A federal indictment was unsealed today charging 36 individuals for their alleged roles in the Infraud Organization, an Internet-based cybercriminal enterprise engaged in the large-scale acquisition, sale, and dissemination of stolen identities, compromised debit and credit cards, personally identifiable information, financial and banking information, computer malware, and other contraband.
  • Gowdy: Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power claims others unmasked in her name

    01/06/2018 12:35:57 PM PST · by Brilliant · 72 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Oct 17,2017 | Foxnews
    Former President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations has testified that others made so-called unmasking requests in her name, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Tuesday. “Her testimony is they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests,” Gowdy said of former Ambassador Samantha Power during an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on "Special Report with Bret Baier." Power is among the Obama administration figures who made requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking. Last month, Fox News reported that Power was unmasking at such a...
  • NY AG probing ‘massive scheme’ to influence FCC with fake net neutrality comments

    11/22/2017 3:14:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) is investigating what he calls a massive scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with fake public comments on net neutrality. In an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Schneiderman said the agency hasn't provided him with information "critical" to an investigation his office is conducting. Schneiderman said in a tweet his office has been investigating a "massive scheme" over the last six months to "corrupt the FCC's comment process on net neutrality by impersonating 100,000s of real Americans." In the letter, Schneiderman wrote that the process the FCC...
  • Do Passwords Even Matter Anymore?

    11/13/2017 2:11:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | John Crudele VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED November 12, 2017 | 12:14am
    Dear John: A question: In the grand scheme of things, what is the point of having a password? Equifax gets hacked, Yahoo gets hacked. I don’t put my mother’s maiden name or my Social Security number on any of my password-protected accounts because those who do provide such information seem to get hacked. Passwords provide a false sense of security. Oh, and make sure your password includes letters, numbers and a certain number of digits, blah, blah, blah, so it is difficult to remember and difficult to compromise. Yeah, sure! M.K.