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3 Identity Theft Horror Stories
That Will Make Your Toes Curl

Dumb Little Man Tips for Life, by Abigail Clark

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Posted By:kennedylaw, 10/27/2013 12:48:47 PM

Identity theft is a scary phenomenon. It´s unnerving to think your identity could be out there somewhere, shambling around like a rotting zombie from The Walking Dead, wreaking unfathomable havoc on your reputation and credit score. But in the hands of a nefarious fraudster, that´s exactly what your digital identity could be doing. Unfortunately, it´s becoming more and more likely that you could fall prey to these thieves.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 10/27/2013 2:29:43 PM     (No. 9584880)

These type of perpetrators should be subject to legal ´field fracking´.

The are worse than 2nd degree murderers, as they destroy peoples lives.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/27/2013 3:31:11 PM     (No. 9584951)

They deserve both a blindfold and a cigarette.

It´s only fair.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 10/27/2013 7:22:22 PM     (No. 9585148)

Another Note to the L comm Staff: Thank You,
for this one being posted!

This is a personal horror that has been growing for some time. Note too, Identity Theft will only grow as the tentacles of the "Navigators", and others, who are un-vetted, comb the ObamaCare Information Pool for easy marks.

It would be prudent to find a ´VALID´ Identity Protection Service...preferably, a very reputable one. YOU CANNOT do this job all by yourself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gillyo, 10/28/2013 12:41:49 AM     (No. 9585405)

There is a recent trend of thieves breaking down doors and entering homes in order to steal women´s handbags. It happened to my 77 year old mother.

Ladies, do not carry anything in your purse that you don´t absolutely need. I currently carry only my license, 1 credit card, and my AAA card. I also specifically requested that my debit card not be a VISA or Mastercard. If you do have a card with either of those logos, thieves can access your banking account and clear you out by "charging" on your debit card. They do not need a PIN to use one of those cards! NEVER carry your Social Security card in your purse.

I also make a copy of everything in my wallet and hide it somewhere in my house where I can access it if I need to. Make sure to copy both the front and back of everything.

When you´re at the supermarket, use the child "seatbelts" to secure your purse. Keep it zipped so no one can grab anything out of it. If someone tries to do a snatch and run they´ll have to drag your entire cart of groceries with them. This is particularly effective with stopping the thieves that like to ride around parking lots on bicycles.

I never thought this would be a problem but my mother´s door was kicked open because the thief could see her purse sitting on a chair inside the house. Never leave your purse in plain sight! Find a place that´s convenient for you, that can´t be seen from any window. Also, never leave your purse in plain sight while in your car. I shove mine under the passenger seat, or put it on the back floorboard and cover it with an old pet blanket.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/28/2013 6:35:17 AM     (No. 9585510)

A couple of weeks ago, I was in admissions for a routine blood test. I was asked for my insurance cards. I asked why since they´ve been the same for years. Answer: Because of medical insurance card thefts by others to get free medical care. I was told that people will do anything to get something for free. I guess that´s why Barry got reelected...freebies.

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