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RKN Global on the Power of the Stolen Passport and Identity Theft

A young man was arrested this week in Australia for using a fake passport to withdraw $300,000 from various Sydney banks in one day.  His use of an altered passport to steal the money demonstrates the power of an identity document in the hands of criminals. Ronald K. Noble, founder of RKN Global, has repeatedly

RKN Global on Art and Antiquities Theft: The Handmaiden of Terrorism and Crime

In the mind of the average citizen, the mention of art or antiquities may evoke images of the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or any of a number of similarly solemn and august museum structures throughout the world.  But to members of law enforcement worldwide, the mention of art

RKN GLOBAL: WHEN YOUR IDENTITY IS STOLEN BY SOMEONE YOU TRUST, PART 2: FAMILY

The harm that typically accompanies identity theft and identity fraud is greatly magnified when a trusted institution, like a bank, has stolen your identity.  The pain and damage is even greater when the one who has stolen your identity is a family member, such as a parent, child, or spouse. RKN Global and its founder

RKN Global: When Your Identity is Stolen by Someone You Trust, Part 1: Your Bank

The recent analyses we have published about identity theft have focused on its harms, including to one’s property, to well-being, reputation and even freedom, as well as ways to prevent it.  In this two-part series, we shed light on some egregious examples of identity theft—egregious because the perpetrator was a person or business that we

RKN Global’s Ronald Noble: Identity Theft Victim Statistics Should be a Wake-up Call

A recent report from Bankrate revealed a shocking statistic: 41 million Americans—more than 10%–have been victims of identity theft.  Even more shockingly, the report highlighted that in spite of this, careless personal security habits still abound in the population.  People still repeat the same password for multiple accounts, use predictable passwords, and do not review

RKN Global’s Ronald Noble: Identity Theft Is Not Just About the Money

While most of the public has some awareness that identity theft poses a risk to each of us, many do not understand exactly the extent of that risk.  A recent case highlights the dangers that identity theft can pose to your freedom, reputation and finances. RKN Global focuses so much energy on identity theft because