Saturday, July 21, 2007

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

(517) 373-1140

Toll Free (877) 765-8388

Facsimile (517) 241-3771


At 9:38 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

You know the old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it is most likely just that.

This Detroit woman, now facing a possible conviction to multiple counts of identity theft and fraud has learned that lesson the hard way.


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