Thursday, February 22, 2007

Identity Thief Sends Innocent Man to Jail

Think again if you believe identity theft won't cause
you to lose more than just minor credit card usage.

An innocent California man was sent to the notorious
San Quentin prison after an identity theft imposter used
his personal information to commit multiple crimes over
the past 4 years.

Identity-Thief-Sends-Innocent-Man-to-Jail-audio-post - click to play

"It's a gross injustice"

The innocent man was sent to prison even though the
criminal rap sheet in his name contained a completely
different mug shot photo of the real criminal.

"No one wanted to listen to him and he ends
up in San Quentin Prison."

Sadly, in an ironic twist of fate, the real victim of
this identity theft has now lost access to his:

  • Freedom
  • Wife & three kids
  • Home
  • Car window installation business

His unfair treatment began 4 years ago when the state
of California garnished his bank account for failure to
pay speeding tickets. Then, he was arrested two times
in 2003 on drug warrants.

In both the outstanding speeding tickets and drug arrests,
he was able to demonstrate to the authorities an identity
theft imposter had forged the incorrect address,
wrong car,
& someone else's signature.

But, in the spring of 2006, the innocent identity theft
victim was finally done in by the real criminal's illegal
activity. Though again innocent, the identity theft victim
was arrested and jailed because the real criminal imposter
evidently had generated outstanding warrants for:

  • Driving on an suspended license
  • Parole Violations with auto theft convictions

Identity theft, in this instance not only resulted in an
innocent man's loss of freedom - but, nearly cost him his

The first night in jail, his cellmate was attacked.

"He just grabbed his head and
started stabbing, killing him."

Fortunately, for this identity theft victim he was
released from prison after his lawyer was able to
convince a judge the crimes were committed by an
identity theft imposter.

Yet, while this California man is now free, he can be
arrested again for the rest of his life as the Justice
Department computers do not simply erase a criminal
rap sheet.

"...our system in the United States is not
supposed to be like that."
Think again.

So, our tip for today is to prevent you or any of your loved
ones from suffering a similar fate. Get your public information
profile (pip) and scrutinize it thoroughly for errors which can
cause you to:

  • Lose your Job
  • Get Arrested
  • Sent to Prison
  • Prevent you from Voting

Remember, a credit report and their credit monitoring services
were never designed to catch identity theft committed against
you using your public information.


At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is very scary to now know you can go to prison from some slimy identity thief's crimes against you.

I've been so focused on protecting my credit information from phishers who try to sneekily get you to submit your data to their bootleg websites.

Thank you so much, Agent 99 for this very revealing tip.

I'm also thankful you guys provide multiple ways to subscribe to your website updates WITHOUT having to provide any personally identifying information.

You'd be surprised by the number of other websites which ask you for your personal profile just to get updated content.

You guys understand that privacy is king!

At 5:41 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Anonymous said:

Thank you so much, Agent 99 for this very revealing tip.

I'm also thankful you guys provide multiple ways to subscribe to your website updates WITHOUT having to provide any personally identifying information.

You are most welcome!

Thank you for your kind comments.

We always love to hear feedback from our loyal readers and subscribers - especially when the "tip of the day" results in a break through for positive prevention awareness.

Being former identity theft victims ourselves, we are always on the look out for developing, new tactics used by identity thieves.

That's why we spent some time late last year focusing on medical identity theft as the criminals and other fraudsters out there are constantly evolving their methods to steal your personal data.

Regarding our privacy first approach, mission and core belief is to help the over 70% of Americans who still believe identity theft is a crime which happens to someone else.

With over 100 million American consumers already negatively impacted by identity theft and/or security breaches, we'd submit there is a very long way still to go towards prevention awareness strategies.

Please help us help everyone out there.

Share this website with a friend.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Kristen WV said...

I am so glad that someone has opened the eyes of allot of people! Yes there are other areas of identity theft, in fact there are 5, medical id theft, drivers license id theft, character id theft, social security id theft and last but most focused on credit id theft!

I will also tell you simple credit monitoring is a waste of money. What are you going to do when you find out you've become a victim? Your on your own with maybe a hotline or counselor to help you fill out the over 40 page booklet provided to you by the FTC. It's your time, your money and your stress, gee can your already busy life handle this mess of trying to fix your medical identity, your criminal identity or your drivers license identity? No for most of us! Think and ask yourself this question do any of the other 4 areas besides credit get reported to your credit reports, no, so why would you just want credit monitoring?

Everyone needs to do their homework and stop being brainwashed into thinking because your credit card company or your car insurance company offers you an identity theft (Protection) plan that it will cover all areas of the crime, they don't even recognize the other areas as a form of identity theft, because we have read so much on the credit part, no one talks about the other 4 areas and you people need to be made aware of these areas, educated on them and stop thinking these other plans will be there to rescue you!! I wouldn’t call Citibank if your arrested for a crime you didn’t commit, or if the IRS comes after you because you owe back taxes on jobs you have never held, and simply showing proof you were at your job and have witness’s isn’t going to save you from having the IRS come after you for the money owed, your going to need allot more than that! Oh and please let me define the word (RE-IMBURSEMENT) when a company tells you they offer a $25,000.00 or more re-imbursement, that simply put says, you do all the work, use your time, and money and if they find it to be a covered identity theft they will re-imburse you for some money you spent on affidavits, postage, and maybe some time off of work! Lets see that time off work could be on average of up to 600 hours (15 weeks) or more, maybe months or years and that's even if you have a job depending on the nature of the crime. So before you agree to pay that $50.00 a year or less make sure you know what your getting, ask questions and get everything in writing, and remember you only get the amount of service you pay for!

You need a plan that monitors your credit, that does pro-active searches looking for banking activity in your name, criminal activity in your name, your county's records and certain federal watch lists, the department of motor vehicle records in your name, and unknown addresses in your name, does your current plan do all that for you, I'm going to bet not even close! This is the most important benefit you could have in a plan, and that is you need (RESTORATION) someone trained in the field of identity theft that will do most of the work for you while you stay at work and spend time with your family and will not stop until your good name and credit are restored. Other companies instead want you to believe that offering you a (REIMBURSEMENT) and getting you to think that will take care of the problem!! I beg everyone reading this to look around, do some research and I give you my word there is a plan that does all this and more, I know because I have it and have used it and they have been a God send, I sleep better knowing the experts are watching my back 24/7 365 days all I have to do is make one phone call and I will be assigned my own personal (investigator) to handle any case of identity theft, no matter how many incidents I have and best of all there is no deductible for anything! This is another key benefit to look for, those deductibles can add up to the thousands depending on how many incidents you have, so please be careful and get the best plan you can! Get the plan that is with you before, during, and after the identity theft, you deserve only the best!

If there was any way I could get you the information on how you could find out more about this plan I would, but I believe that would be considered advertising and they don't allow that here.

I do beg the owner of this site or the people monitoring what is posted to find a way to contact me and discuss a way to get the word out and help people before they find they have become a victim of this horrible crime of Identity Theft! This is my mission, and my passion to educate people and make sure they are not under some false sense of security thinking they have this great plan that really doesn’t come close to covering what they need it to and also finding out that when it does happen their current plan does not cover all they thought it did!

I thank everyone for your time in reading this and I hope this information has shed a whole different light on things and opened your eyes more and you now start asking questions and looking for the plan that does all you need it too! Best of luck to all!!


At 9:18 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Anonymous said...

You guys understand that privacy is king!

Thank you so very much for your kind words of encouragement.

Yes, privacy is a key plank in our
mission to share identity theft prevention tips we've accumulated the past 5 years.

We firmly believe more Americans would be spared from this horrendous crime simply by adopting a small fraction of the more than 200+ tips maintained on this site.

So, do you friends a favor and share this website as a free & anonymous resource.

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Financeguide101 said...

Once again a helpful's very sad to know that this Id Theft victim had to go through all that crap in his life for something which he is not responsible.

You guys are awesome thank you again for the post...

Finance Guide 101

At 12:25 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Financeguide101 said...

"Once again a helpful post....
You guys are awesome thank you again for the post..."
You are very welcome,Financeguide101!

And for all of our readers, subscribers, & syndicators -
we welcome your feedback and
continued support in sharing
identity theft prevention tips
with your friends.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Ed Dickson said...

Pretty scary, it just goes to show how identity theft is causing a cancer in most of the databases out there.

Getting hard to trust any informaton!

At 5:43 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Ed Dickson said:

Pretty scary....

Yes, Ed, it is "pretty scary" -
especially when one considers the
identity theft criminals seems to
know more about how to exploit the
available data than innocent consumers do to protect it.

"Discover the Shocking Truth".

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Ken said...

Oh this is so maddening!!!

What does this say about our society when our justice system refuses to look at the facts, not to mention the fact that the true criminal so easily could worked things into his favor.

Thanks for spreading the word!

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous jacer said...

Great site!

I am the Regional Office of Educations Internet Safety Coordinator. I also work with hundreds of children every week in a computer lab environment and teach them online safety witha curriculum I created. Issues of Internet Safety are my passion, its not just a job for me.

I'd like to add this blog to my website,ok? My site is an Internet Safety educational resource on Internet Safety for parents and educators.

I'll add it to my Identity Theft section, ok?

If you have a moment, please take a look at my blog.

Great job and thanks!

At 4:03 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Jacer said:

Great site!

...Issues of Internet Safety are my passion, its not just a job for me.

I'd like to add this blog to my website,ok? My site is an Internet Safety educational resource on Internet Safety for parents and educators.

If you have a moment, please take a look at my blog.
Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation.

We also share your concern for safety of children on the internet and would be happy to help your cause in anyway feasible.

Would you provide us your website URL address so we can follow up to your offer.

At 5:48 PM, Anonymous thinsurface said...

It's scary! You have to really watch and catch it yourself before others do, so that you can report it before it goes too far. It's amazing what some people get away with, and since it's your identity, it makes sense that they go after you. However, follow up with some of the strange addresses you might not recognize, that's just where your perpetrator could live!!

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

Thanks for your nice post!


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