Saturday, September 02, 2006

Identity Theft Hits the North Pole

In the land of what many school age children
would consider the domain of Santa Claus and
reindeer, an identity theft ring had been
operating.


The ring leader, a 23 year old man, has been
recently convicted for multiple counts of
theft and forgery including criminal
impersonation.

When arrested the North Pole identity theft
ring leader's auto contained "forged driver's
licenses and stolen checks."

Usually identity thieves prefer to frequently
change their locations and as a result often
carry with them the stolen identities and the
means to monetize them.

Fortunately, for the habitants of the North
Pole, this ring leader and his accomplices
will soon all be behind bars.

After all, we wouldn't want Santa Claus, his
elves, or even Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
to become the North Pole's most recognizable
identity theft victims.

So, our tip for today is no one and not even
at the North Pole is beyond the reach of
identity theft. Make sure you order a copy
of your own credit report this month to
check for any signs of unauthorized activity
using your good name and social security
number (ssn).

Finally, to insure mobil dentity thief has not
used your stolen information to avoid arrest,
get your personal information profile (pip)
checked out before an arrest warrant
is issued
against you.

2 Comments:

At 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agent 99, the irony of your tongue in cheek twist is no one is safe anymore.. not even at the North Pole!!

Is there any relief in sight for us from these criminals?

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Any relief...?

Well, let's see Congress as our national law making body....highly doubtful as over 50 million Americans have had their confidential data exposed in the last year alone (90 million since 2005).

If anything, Congress seems to be busy either ignoring this national epidemic or even worse attempting to weaken tough state laws enacted since 2005.

"Read this."

The cops...they're already doing everything they can, but identity thieves know there is usually no one around to witness their crimes, so it makes it difficult to report identity theft in a timely manner like in a purse snatch or armed robbery.

Your best bet is to take an active defense by practicing a "deny" and "detect" policy.

 

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