Tag: identity theft

Ashley Moody Urges Floridians to Take Steps to Protect Against Identity Theft

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued tips to help protect Floridians in recognition of National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month. The Federal Trade Commission received 1.4 million reports of identity theft in...

Florida Ranks in the Top 10 States When it Comes to Identity Theft

This week, McAfee looked at identity theft across the nation and found Florida ranked in the top 10 states when it comes to incidents on that front. In the new report, McAfee examined Federal Trade...
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Jimmy Patronis Offers Tips to Protect Floridians From Identity Theft Scams

In recognition of Identity Theft Awareness Week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis provided Floridians with tips on how to protect themselves against identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal or...

Jimmy Patronis Backs Effort to Crack Down on Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls

While some telemarketing tactics are legitimate, the practice is often associated with fraudulent activity, scams, and identity theft. The proposed legislation is sponsored by state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia. 

Ashley Moody Tells Floridians Not to Post COVID-19 Vaccine Cards Online

Vaccination cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include the recipient’s full name, birthdate and vaccine location—information scammers can use to hack online accounts or commit identity fraud.

Jimmy Patronis Offers Identity Theft Protection Tips

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), they received about 1.4 million reports of identity theft, which is double the number from 2019.

Jimmy Patronis Warns of Black Friday Scams

As Floridians begin their search for holiday shopping deals this week, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned consumers to beware of potential scams surrounding Black Friday and offers four tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.

Ashley Moody Highlights Accomplishments of First Year in Office

After taking the oath of office on Jan. 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody quickly went to work to fulfill campaign promises—fighting to end the opioid crisis, combating human trafficking, supporting Florida law enforcement officers and working hard to protect all Floridians.

Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Go to Bat for Victims of Identity Theft

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Identity Theft Victims Protection Act” which will “support victims of identity theft and help them to recover more quickly" and “would hold identity thieves accountable by requiring the fraudulent actions be added to the perpetrator’s credit history, instead of the innocent victim’s credit history.”

Jacksonville Leaders Partner Up With Jimmy Patronis to Fight Fraud

Earlier this month, Patronis unveiled “Fraud Free Florida” which is “aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Florida’s large population, especially seniors, from scam artists.”

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis Warns of Pain Relief Scams Targeting Seniors, Florida Blue Customers

The state CFO’s office provided a host of tips for consumers.