Identity Theft Firm LifeLock Prevents Cops from Prosecuting Thief
An identity thief who opened a loan suing the stolen
name and social security number (ssn) of the
Lifelock's co-founder can NOT be prosecuted
according to police.
It seems the company coerced a taped confession
from the identity theft suspect before the police
could finish their investigation according to the
Ft. Worth Star Telegram:
"It makes it not prosecutable," Moore said. "The confessionTo illustrate how Lifelock's co-founder deliberately operated out of
isn't usable in court. We can't use anything they got on their
video or their conversations because it was coerced."
what appears to be a self serving act of shameless promotion:
"Police were awaiting subpoenaed records fromAnd the article goes on to point out the impact Lifelock's
AT&T to verify whether the Internet Protocol
address was linked to the same suspect identified
by a private investigator hired by Davis.
But Fort Worth police Sgt. J.D. Moore, supervisor
of the major-case unit, said Davis went against his
advice and had a film crew tape the suspect's
confession in Davis' rush for justice."
action had with the local authorities:
"That makes them judge, jury and executioner,"This latest over the top act by Lifelock coupled with their
founder's suspect past, illustrates the need for consumers
and identity theft victims to be wary of big claims by
company spokesmen who might stray from ethical
and legal standards in the pursuit of quick profits from
others suffering from the ravages of identity theft.
So, our tip for today is to check out the track record
of companies claiming identity theft prevention services.
Unfortunately, there are those johnny come lately outfits
who put their own profit taking motives in advance of
helping people avoid this horrendous crime of identity