Thursday, July 23, 2009

$24K Cosmetic Surgery Powered by Identity Theft

From the "when will they ever learn file", as a follow up to
our related 2006 post - a California woman used a novel
funding strategy for her plastic surgery desires.


It seems, the Berkley identity theft used a Florida woman's
American Express card to order the following plastic surgery
costing $24,319:

  • $12,999 for breast enhancement
  • $11,320 for liposuction

Additionally, though, having secured a beauty make over this
same identity theft fraudster evidently went on a shopping spree
resulting in an additional $6,570 in merchandise charged to that
American Express card.

Fortunately, in this case the identity theft criminal was sentenced
Tuesday to 32 months of prison time.

But, for all those other identity theft victims who have not yet
discovered fraudulent charges made in their good name, now's
the time to take action.

Our tip for today is guard against your credit being accessed
without your authorization. Active credit monitoring can alert
you via wireless or email alerts when suspicious activity first
takes place given you the necessary time to limit or even
prevent extensive damage to your credit.

Its usually a free service offered by all the major credit card
companies such as Visa, Amex, Discover, Mastercard - so
make the call today to get your financial security and peace
of mind.

Plus, to find the often times hidden, past incidents of non-
credit report damage such as liens or court judgements
resulting from criminal activity committed in your
name, get your personal information profile (pip).


You will be shocked to know the volume of information on file
with your public information profile that presents over 400 ways
an identity thief can easily ruin your good name. Any one of
those 400 ways can cost you your job, force you to pay
higher auto insurance, or even land you in jail.

Finally, make sure to tell your friends and associates about this
latest new development in the war against identity theft fraud
and how to prevent it from happening to you or your loved ones.


8 Comments:

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad this woman was caught and sent to jail.

Do you think, since she paid for it using identity theft, will she have to give the breast implants back since their stolen property?

If not, who says crime doesn't pay!

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Not likely from the doctor's office which performed the cosmetic surgery - this was the second time they had been ripped off by medical identity theft fraud.

 
At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Name Witheld for Obvious Privacy Reasons said...

I saw your latest article come across on my iGoogle RSS feed setup for your web site updates &
wanted to share a positive story with you.

I was a victim of this crime almost two years ago and I am still being notified by credit card companies and banks when someone is trying to abuse my credit identity.

I just received an email alert last week from my bank that someone was attempting to make a purchase but
that it was originating from eastern Europe.

According to fraud investigators at my bank, once your credit identity information is stolen it gets sold
over and over again all over the world where the identity thieves operate mostly beyond the jurisdiction
of U.S. law enforcement.

Fortunately, with credit monitoring I now have the option to stop further identity theft before it starts.

But,if I knew then what I know now, I could have saved my self a lot of paper work, time away from work, &
sleepless nights worrying if I would get served with an arrest warrant due to some sneaky identity theft
illegally using my credit.

Thank you so much Agent99 for your valuable articles & resources.

It has made life much easier to deal with than before.

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation.

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Davis' real name and personal information has been found on public record. nice job...

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/OptOutDetectives/blog/2009/07/24/Todd-Davis-from-Lifelock-Not-So-Protected-To-much-info-on-public-data-bases-Opting-out-would-ha

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Abdominal Liposuction said...

I am very happy to hear that she is now in jail. I think she deserve it. Nice job buddy. I would like to appreciate you.

 
At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Identity Theft said...

Credit card monitoring service that the bank provide is surely a boon to the consumer and we can easily catch hold of people who are trying to fool around you.

 
At 7:15 AM, Anonymous IDTheftReview said...

Being a victim of identity theft can really be a hassle because it damages your finances greatly. And a good way to prevent this from happening is by asking your credit card company to alert you in cases of suspicious activities with your credit card. This prevents access to your credit card with your consent.

 

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