identity theft

Two People Arrested in Jamestown For Identity Theft

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Two people from Jamestown are arrested after being accused of stealing someone’s identity to make over $30,000 in fraudulent purchases. 34-year-old Dorothy Rush and 36-year-old Loring Rush were arrested on suspicion of felony unauthorized use of personal identifying information. Police in Jamestown were notified by the victim on Thursday that someone from the town was using…

AARP Hosts ‘Lunch and Learn’ to Teach People About How to Protect Themselves Against Scams

According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, a con artist steals someone's identity every 2 seconds in the U.S

FARGO, N.D.– Robo–calls are nothing new in our area, but scams come in all shapes and sizes. According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, a con artist steals someone’s identity every 2 seconds in the U.S. The group says in 2018, Americans lost $16 billion  to fraud, identity theft, and scams. There are many types of scams people can fall…

Man Sentenced For Identity Theft Gets Additional Sentence For Obstruction of Justice

A federal jury in Fargo in October found Michael Adeyemo guilty of obstruction of justice for lying about his name, etc.

FARGO, ND — A man convicted in 2012 of stealing the identities of 38,000 people in a massive credit card scheme has been sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison. A federal jury in Fargo in October found Michael Adeyemo guilty of obstruction of justice for lying about his name, date of birth and other parts of his background. He…

AARP Provides Free Document Shredding

Shredding old files is one way to prevent identity theft

FARGO, N.D. — Now that Tax Day is over, you might have cleaned out documents that need to be discarded. AARP hosted a free document shredding event, which helps reduce the risk of identity theft. MinneKota Secure Document Destruction had a truck on–site to shred the documents. Over 600 people came to discard their old files. Organizers say identity theft ranks…