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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Clarkson owned himself while trying to call identity theft overhyped

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British TV host Jeremy Clarkson recently wrote a newspaper editorial ridiculing the uproar that had occurred after the British government admitted to losing two compact discs containing the personal information on 25 million people. To support his claim about the overhyped risks of identity theft, he published his bank account information in the article. Proving that some identity thieves have a sense of humor, a week later, he found out that someone had set up an automatic bank transfer for $1000 to a diabetes charity from his account. This comes less than a year after the CEO of LifeLock, an identity theft protection company which publishes the CEO's social security number on its website, himself was a victim of financial fraud. Back in July of 2007, a man in Texas was able to secure a $500 loan from a payday loan company using the CEO's widely publicized SSN. Will this latest incident finally prove that identity theft is real, and that publishing your own financial info is an invitation for fraud?
Published his own bank info, eh? Idiot.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 11:37 AM
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Heh. Retard.

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That's awesome he is kinda a tool



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CEO of Lifelock got taken according to that story, so here it is http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxc...umber_and.html

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 09:28 PM
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I saw that lifelock commercial.....what a tool

Everyone's information is out there, it's just a matter of someone wanting it bad enough. Think about how many hands a check passes through before it gets to a final destination, and that has all your acct info on it. Or, any merchant that has your cc# that you've swiped online or at a point of sale (storefront). Or, the hundreds of underpaid people who work in the file rooms of financial institutions which house your mortgage or personal loan files. Or maybe the clerks at the Driver's license office, or the teller at the local bank. If you have a motivated person who is corrupt, they can and will compromise you. All you can really do is try to be careful, and monitor your shit so that if ID theft does happen, you can work to minimize the damage. What you don't do is go boasting about how stupid it is and asking for it by publishing your own info. It's like computers, no matter the anti-virus software someone can hack it. Even if you live in a cave, only use cash and never go out in public, there is still someone out there that can rip your identity.


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ok, who is going to email these foos and ask them about ID theft
http://www.lifelock.com/about-us/abo...ock/contact-us



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