Identity Theft Information about various identity theft scams. 0 Identity theft scammers pretending to be Red Cross representatives target military families. Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they’ve failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued. Scammers pose as census workers to elicit personal information from unsuspecting victims. Card-skimming thieves can read information from RFID-enabled credit cards carried in pockets and purses. Fraudsters claim a government grant will pay your utility bill in full for one month.