Detroit Identity Thief Steals $200,000
A Detroit woman participated in a scheme that placed bogus
charges of $12.95 each on the credit cards of 75 to 100 people
daily between September 2006 and this past March according
to the Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.
It seems the woman, a 40 year old resident of Detroit, may
have herself be the victim of a criminal accomplice in Bulgaria
whom she originally responded to an online job opening for "a
partner willing and able to perform as a project assistant" in
a "partnership program" with a company called P.O.V. Webdesign
as reported by the Detroit Free Press.
Unfortunately, for this Detroit woman, a get rich quick scheme
has turned into what appears will be a lengthy prison sentence.
If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison for
each count of identity theft and/or a fine of up to
So, our tip for today is for anyone who found that their credit cards
were billed $12.95 without their permission by K.A.T.O.
Technology, LLC, or K.A.M.K. Technology, LLC.
Contact the Michian Attorney General's office immediately.
Consumer Protection Division
P.O. Box 30213
Lansing, MI 48909
Toll Free (877) 765-8388
Facsimile (517) 241-3771