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# Identity theft

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February 2023
# Attempted Murder
New York woman convicted of poisoning cheesecake to steal someone's identity
Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was found guilty by a jury of trying to kill 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk.
All time
# mark evill
Businessman falsely used names of U2 stars to steal six-figures sums from UK health board
Mark Evill’s company received almost £708,000 from the UK Health Board.
# Identity theft
Breach at US credit check company exposes 143 million people to identity theft
The breach happened in July but executives only informed the public this week.
# seriously bad form
New York cop charged with using dead man's credit card to buy a diamond ring
The prosecutor called it “disgraceful conduct.”
# Awkward
Barack Obama had his credit card declined in a New York cafe
Need a lend of a fiver, Barack? No. Of course you don’t.
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
# cyber crime
Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US
If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.
# Identity theft
FBI: US man stole Microsoft co-founder's identity
The soldier, who had been absent without leave from the army, managed to change the address on an account held by billionaire Paul Allen.
Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity
Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…