Saturday, August 18, 2007

Disney Orlando Identity Theft Busted

Here's at least one instance where an identity thief
has been caught red handed. It seems an Orlando
area waitress who specialized in stealing the credit
card information of unsuspecting tourists was arrested
recently with over 100 tickets to local area theme parks.


According to the local news station which broke this story,
the 22 year old woman stands accused of stealing the
credit card information to commit fraud via the Internet
and mail services using the stolen identities of her victims.

That is until local authorities arrested her.

So, our tip for today is for any family members or associates
you know of who are vacationing in busy tourist areas.

You would be wise to either pay cash or use traveler's
checks
instead of using your credit cards.

Finally, since you can not always police your card while
traveling, it is wise to get automatic credit monitoring
setup to provide you fraud alerts via cell phone when
suspicious transactions occur.

2 Comments:

At 9:54 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

When will identity thieves ever learn their own greed ultimately gets them caught!!

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you are careful, it just takes one person at one institution to be lazy to expose your identity. That is why it is essential to stay on top of anything strange happening in your credit reports. Nobody ever thinks it’s going to happen to them, and that is what makes it so easy for identity thieves.

 

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