NY ID theft scam has victims in 30 states

AP reports:

Two New York women are facing grand larceny and other charges after a prosecutor said they posted phony Craigslist ads for nonexistent jobs and apartments and then used respondents’ personal information to obtain state income tax refunds, bank loans and credit cards in the victims’ names.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Thursday her office has contacted more than 250 victims in 30 states, some of whom had their credit ratings negatively affected by the scheme.

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