Friday, November 10, 2006

Identity Theft for Cosmetic Surgery

In an unusual new update to our recent series on
medical identity theft, a California woman paid for
her cosmetic liposuction surgery using the stolen
identity of another woman.


Identity-Theft-for-Cosmetic-Surgery-audio-post - click to play

Apparently, this identity theft criminal was successful
in not only getting over $5,000 of liposuction surgery,
but also managed to secure "several" post surgery
appointments.

This woman identity theft was caught, however, by authorities
after completing a finance request to pay for the surgery.
Also, having a distinctive tattoo evidently lead investigators
to identify this vain thief from her past arrests.

So, our tip for today is to be on guard with your credit beyond
what most consumers consider are typically card fraud related
incidents of identity theft.

Because there are many ways, like this identity theft
liposuction crime, your credit can be accessed without
your authorization it's
prudent for you to consider credit
monitoring
. Active credit monitoring can alert you via wireless
or email alerts when suspicious activity first takes place given you
the necessary time to limit or even prevent extensive damage to
your credit.

Plus, to find the often times hidden, past incidents of non-
credit report damage such as liens or court judgements
resulting
from criminal activity committed in your
name
, get your personal information profile (pip).

You will be shocked to know the volume of information on file
with your public information profile that presents over 400 ways
an identity thief can easily ruin your good name. Any one of
those 400 ways can cost you your job, force you to pay
higher
auto insurance, or even land you in jail.

20 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Rhonda said...

Vanity really does has it's price.

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger agent99 said...

Indeed.

See What Others are Saying

This article just proves again that many identity thieves are merely desperate people who seize the opportunities presented to them to scam someone else's credit.

 
At 7:50 AM, Anonymous DiEdra wisdomnpower said...

I am tremendously grateful to you for your work bringing the extensiveness of this devastating crime to light.

You really help pull some heads out of the sand since far too many people are still ignorant of the far-reaching effects of ID theft.
Frankly, I believe it can be nothing other than ignorance by choice. But at least they're being told - and you do a great job of that.

Thank you!!

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger agent99 said...

DiEdra wisdomnpower said...

"I am tremendously grateful to you for your work bringing the extensiveness of this devastating crime to light."
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Firstly, DiEdra thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. We're all gratified our work here has made a positive impact for you against identity theft.

Additionally, your other comments you shared with us related to the need to raise the awareness level for other people is actually very relevant and timely.

One of our editors shared with us this week a national survey which indicated the following to support your claim and the need for us to do even more:

"..50% of all Americans say they think it is unlikely that they will be a victim of identity theft, 70% said they would take more precautions if they knew what to do."

What we learned from that survey tends to reinforce the need for education and empowerment:

1 out of every 2 Americans feel it will be the other person who will become a victim of identity theft.

But, even more Americans agree they would take action against identity theft, only if shown how.

With limited resources, we count on our readers to help share the message, tips, & tools provided here several times each and every week.

We hope, like yourself, that others will find our "free" message as it is spread across the internet in article, podcast, email, & rss feed formats.

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Thank you DiEdra and all of our subscribers for making our shared mission a rewarding experience for others as well.

Please help us to help many others.

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At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Nathank said...

I appreciate those facts agent, it is scary to look at ourselves and know that we are all so blind to the world out there. Everyone has their own fears, and accepting that we are now so vulnerable is just another thing to add to the list of concerns in our stressful lives.

In regards to the liposuction, at least she put her stolen money where her mouth is!

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous cosmetic said...

Identity theft whether it is for cosmetic surgery or other purposes, is a common crime , and it is easy done if you are not careful to properly destroy all documents that contain your private details.

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very Vulgar, mentally Unstable and brazen Thief
A Family members identity was stolen, by a friend of the family and his very mentally ill criminal minded girl friend. This 300 pound woman and her criminal boy friend stole a family members identity and went for a drive all the way to Lancaster, California and sold it to some drug dealers. Later they tried to purchase a car and order a capital one credit card for 100,000 dollars. There were 6 cell phones, Satellite TV, home phone lines and much more ordered using the fake identity. Finally, these Brazen vulgar thieves used a fake credit card under the victim's name and began to buy google ads on the internet to defame, slander, harass and stalk the victim.
If you think the police in Lancaster, California was ready to help think again, they were lucky if they even had a chance to answer the phones at the police station, yes they were short staffed and simply too stupid for these savvy criminals! Beside referring us to consumer lines and reporting our identity stolen they were not much help.
These Brazen criminals lived in Los Angeles and Long beach, they were very low class criminals, very much mentally unstable and no remorse or regrets. They were getting state funded help and feel that the world owes it to them till this very day...... They stalked, harassed, broke in to our home and stole precious jewels, and threaten my family for years and again NO help from any one.
Needless to say a lawsuit stopped them dead in their tracks but come one that cost a lot of time and money..........
My advise protect your identity, check it often and then get a lawyer, and hire a private detective and document everything, a face to face meeting with your thief in the court of law is the best remedy
Then again revenge can be very delicious if you can teach them a lesson legally.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Bruce said...

Great post..

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Regards

Ray

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Thanks, Bruce!

 
At 11:33 AM, Anonymous satellitephonesworld said...

Thank you for the advice, and here is another tip:Minimize the use of mail for sending or receiving financial documents, checks, and have your name removed from junk mail lists (8% of identity fraud results from stolen mail). Mail letters from the post office. In America, where standalone mailboxes are common, install a lock on the box.

 
At 4:36 AM, Anonymous Plastic Surgery said...

yeah, there's always a chance of identity theft because of plastic surgery. does law have anything for this issue?

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

does law have anything for this issue?
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No - at least not specific to cosmetic surgery related identity theft.

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous plastic surgery photos said...

there's always a chance of identity theft due to cosmetic surgery, one of my friends now looks exactly like nicole kidman, it took almost 3 years for her to be like this, lol.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

This just in from a related note:

A woman, in seeking pain relief from her cancer condition, used a fake id card to recieve over $500,000 in treatment.

Medical Identity Thief in Chicago

 
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You will be shocked to know the volume of information on file
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an identity thief can easily ruin your good name.

 
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