Archive for the ‘fraudulence’ Category

c/o JP of NCard 

As a state that employs an over the counter issuance process, Arkansas will produce drivers’ licenses on site at DMV facilities and provide them to applicants on the same day they apply. 3M will provide the necessary tools for DMV sites to complete this procedure, including:

— Enrollment software, for which 3M created an intuitive interface that is simple for state employees to learn and use
— Entitlement software that vets applicants against government databases
— Data capture tools to obtain fingerprints and facial photographs for 1:1 and 1:many identification and verification
— Biographic tools for the applicant’s signature, address and name
— Data capture (applicant’s height, weight, etc.) for personalization of the applicant’s document

BTC – If national identity has plans to go through AAMVA or the Department of Motor vehicles, the ship for secured identity has sunk before it sets sail. New York’s newest example of internal fraud is not the first or the last instance of its kind in recent history.

DMV Staffers made 1$Million selling fake IDs to criminals & sex offenders


Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Two state employees, working for the Department of Motor Vehicles, have been arrested for knowingly using stolen personal information to issue driver’s licenses to convicted felons and sex offenders.

The DMV employees allegedly had a deal with a guy known as the “License Man.” Felons, sex offenders, even a fugitive featured on America’s Most Wanted, would pay him up to $10,000 to get a drivers license using someone else’s stolen identity.

Robin Jones-Woodson and Glenda Hinton, two DMV employees who worked in New York City, signed off on more than 200 fraudulent licenses according to the NYS Inspector General. The ring collected more than $1 million in the scheme which has been going on for at least the past year.

An undercover officer investigating the ring, got an id after claiming he’d once been deported from the US and now was on the government’s no-fly list because he was a suspected terrorist. He told the ring, he wanted to go to Pakistan, handed over some cash and walked away with a fraudulent ID.

In all, 22 people have been arrested, 7 who were involved with the production or sale of the licenses, and 15 who were customers. The two DMV workers are on disciplinary suspension and are not allowed on or inside of any property owned by the DMV.

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c/o Privacy Regulation

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement between Countrywide Financial and millions of customers whose detailed financial information was exposed in a security breach.

Under the terms of the settlement, Countrywide, now owned by Bank of America, would give free credit monitoring to up to 17 million people whose information was exposed during the security breach.

That group includes anyone who obtained a mortgage and anyone who used Countrywide to service a mortgage before July 1, 2008.

The settlement entitles a person to receive up to $50,000 in reimbursements from Countrywide per instance of identity theft, provided they actually lost something of value, were not reimbursed and that it was likely the theft stemmed from the Countrywide breach.

via Seattle Times Newspaper.

Fraud devours some $60 billion – or 13.3 percent – of Medicare’s $452 billion budget. “Rather than stealing $100,000 or $200,000,” federal prosecutor Kirk Ogrosky said last month on “60 Minutes,” criminals “can steal $100 million.”

One thief named “Tony” told CBS’ Steve Kroft that he robbed $20 million from Medicare. It was “real easy,” he said. He registered bogus medical companies, bought stolen doctor and patient ID numbers, and then billed Medicare for phantom wheelchairs, phony artificial limbs and more. Medicare soon delivered $20,000 to $40,000 electronically into his bank account – daily.

Medicare failed to investigate complaints that it reimbursed one company for injected drugs “at doses that were not medically feasible,” one letter explained. Rather than the proper $74 per dose, Medicare sent this provider $4,464.