identity theft

Department of Labor

GAO Declares U.S. Unemployment System at ‘High Risk’ for Fraud – Inside Sources

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says the nation’s unemployment insurance system is at “High Risk” for waste, fraud, and abuse following a troubling new report revealing billions of taxpayer dollars have been lost. “Based on GAO’s findings—including many open recommendations in this area—GAO has determined that the unemployment insurance system should be added to GAO’s

Identity Theft

Be on Alert for Identity Thieves during Tax Season

Identity theft occurs year-round but the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers to be on heightened alert during tax season. Combating tax fraud is a high priority for the Department and works continuously to enact safeguards to protect the public from identity thieves and scammers. In recent schemes, thieves impersonate tax personnel using phone

Crime

Camp Verde Jail Bond Fraud Suspects in Custody

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Detective was notified over the weekend by the online bond service used by the Yavapai County Jail that a stolen credit card was used to pay for the $15,000 bond of Kelsey Scott. The bond service informed detectives that additional attempts were made by the same individual to use stolen

History

HOLY COW HISTORY: Hilda, History’s Original Identity Theft Victim

When the envelope arrived in the mail one day in the 1930s and she pulled out the paper card and read “078-05-1120” for the very first time, they must have looked like a bunch of random numbers strung together. How could she have known they were a headache that would hound her to her grave?

Crime

Former Executive Director of Prescott Downtown Partnership Arrested on Charges of Fraud Totaling over $200,000 in Loss

On November 17, 2021, Prescott Police Detectives arrested and booked the former Executive Director of the Prescott Downtown Partnership, Misti Smith. The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation that started in October 2021 when the Prescott Downtown Partnership reported being the victim of fraudulent activity after the abrupt resignation of Smith. Through the course of

Crime

Steer Away from Summertime Scammers

As traveling and summer vacations increase, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that fraudsters do not take a summer break when it comes to identity theft. Please be aware of tactics such as card-skimming devices, hacking email accounts, phishing schemes, or using false pretenses. ADOR has prepared the following checklist to assist taxpayers:

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