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Tennessee Highway Patrol gives Tips to Protect Your Identity

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. 

In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit would like to provide you with some actions you can take if you suspect you may be the victim of identity theft.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit Encourages You to Defend Yourself Against Identity Theft

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Identity Crimes Unit (ICU) wants to help Tennesseans protect themselves from falling victim to identity theft.  Cyber Monday has officially kicked off the online shopping season, so online shoppers are reminded to take precaution when entering your personal information.

The ICU has compiled several tips that can help keep online shoppers, and their electronic devices protected from identity thieves. 

For additional information on identity crimes please visit our website at http://tn.gov/safety/article/icu

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces National Consumer Protection Week

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Identity Crimes Unit (ICU) announces National Consumer Protection Week. National Consumer Protection Week is March 6th-12th.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit wants to remind you to be on-guard and always be aware. Scams are on the rise and ICU is advising Tennesseans of the threats that can cost victims millions of dollars annually.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit Warns Citizens of Identity Theft during Holidays

 

Identity Crimes Unit Offers Tips for Protection

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit urges all citizens to protect themselves against identity crimes, including theft and fraud, this holiday season.

“Millions of shoppers will take advantage of ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ holiday sales this year. We just want to encourage consumers to take extra precautions to prevent fraudulent use of their personal information,” Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams said. He oversees the department’s Identity Crimes Unit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security requests Public’s Assistance with Identity Theft

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect possibly connected to an identity theft case.

The unknown suspect used stolen credit card information to make four purchases this past Monday. The perpetrator purchased an Apple iPad at Best Buy at the West Nashville shopping center in West Meade, Tennessee at approximately 9:30pm on Monday.

Two photos of the Identity Theft Suspect.

Two photos of the Identity Theft Suspect.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces Public Warning of Identity Theft Phone Scam

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a warning to citizens about a phone scam involving driver licenses.

Several citizens in west Tennessee have reported receiving phone calls regarding an issue with their 2012-2013 driver license renewals. The unidentified caller(s) has requested the citizens’ social security numbers. There have been no reports that citizens have provided this information.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces New Identity Crimes Unit

 

New Unit to Combat increase in Identity Crimes
Available to Assist Local Law Enforcement with Certain ID Theft Cases

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons announced the formation of a new investigative unit to combat the increase in identity theft and related crimes in Tennessee. The newly formed Identity Crimes Unit is comprised of employees from three divisions of the department: Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security, and Driver Services Division.

Additionally, the Identity Crimes Unit is receiving support from federal partners.  The United States Secret Service Nashville and Memphis field offices; Homeland Security Investigations, under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Memphis division, are supporting the Identity Crimes Unit in investigations with possible federal violations. «Read the rest of this article»

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