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  • NT government proposes identify theft, card skimming penalties

    Proposed amendments to the Northern Territory’s Criminal Code would make it an offence to collect and store identification details about another person for the purposes of identity theft. Under current legislation, a person who obtains someone else’s ID details can’t be prosecuted until they commit a crime.

  • Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner offers ID theft test

    To coincide with Privacy Awareness Week, Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner David Watts has launched an online identity theft test.

  • IRS uncorks Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that there are plenty of scam artists and cybercriminals that want your money.

  • Financial, health data dumped in Sydney rubbish bins

    Some Sydney bank branches, lawyers' and doctors' offices have been found guilty of not properly disposing of personal information in rubbish bins which could be used by criminals for the purposes of fraud or identity theft following a private investigation.

  • AFP survey combats identity theft

    The minister for home affairs and justice, Brendan O’Connor, has launched an online survey that lets people test how vulnerable they are identity crime and provides measures to help protect them from identity fraudsters and scammers. The launch coincides with National Identity Fraud Awareness Week.

Features about identity theft
  • Three years undercover with the identity thieves

    Salesmen and parents know the technique well. It's called the takeaway, and as far as Keith Mularski is concerned, it's the reason he kept his job as administrator of online fraud site DarkMarket.

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