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Stolen Oregon identities net thieves $4.7 million

Thursday, February 18, 2016by  Jon Osterberg

A tax-fraud scheme affecting local residents has generated $2.7 million more than revealed last May, the Oregon U.S. Attorney’s office said.
     The Oregonian reports that six men stole personal information from 40,500 Oregon residents via a database owned by CICS Employment Services of Lincoln City. The scheme netted thieves $4.7 million altogether in tax refunds dating to 2013. Read the Feb. 17 Oregonian article.
     PEMCO can’t prevent identity theft, but all of our customers automatically receive ID theft-resolution services. PEMCO ID Smart is a free, value-added service for our policyholders and their family members who live in the same home.
     Even if you merely suspect your identity has been compromised, we can connect you with a personal fraud advocate who’s an expert at resolving ID theft. Learn more about PEMCO ID Smart.

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