Identity Theft by Phishing
Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan
by Frank W. Abagnale

Stealing Your Life is more frightening than a gory murder mystery. Any one of us, from cradle to grave, is vulnerable to a swindle that can wreck us emotionally, cost us serious money, ruin our credit ratings, and take us years to straighten out. Identity theft is here to stay, and as long as legislators, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and individuals fail to take it seriously, the number of victims will continue to climb.

For thirty-two years, the author has been a law-abiding citizen; his criminal past, famously recounted in the book and film "Catch Me If You Can," is a distant memory. However, he knows how crooks think, and this knowledge has led to a lucrative career as a consultant for the FBI and corporations all over the world in preventing frauds and scams. Abagnale is horrified at how easy and tempting identity theft is for the budding criminal. He calls it "a crook's dream come true."

     

Identity Theft by Phishing

Famous Identity Theft Story

Identity Theft by Phishing * Famous Identity Theft Story

Have You Heard a Famous Identity Theft Story Lately?   
Carl LaFresnaye

An identity theft story can involve ANYONE.

If you think that only unsuspecting housewives, too harassed by the many chores they have to get done with children in tow, would fall prey to identity thieves (i.e., getting their credit cards, checks, personal info stolen), think again. Even a celebrity can figure in an identity theft story.

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Bogus Tweet Fears Dog AFL (Herald Sun)
PLAYERS have been urged to report fake Twitter accounts as internet identity theft continues to dog the AFL.

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In fact, a famous identity theft story (famous because of its victims) took place a few years back. In March 2001, New York police caught Abraham Abdallah. At the time, Abdallah was 32 years old, a busboy, a high school dropout, and a large-scale identity thief!

Identity Theft Stories Involving America's Richest

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Twitter To Screen Links For Phishing Scams (TechWorld)
Twitter to shorten URLs sent through the service to twt.tl Twitter launched a new link-screening service on Tuesday aimed at preventing phishing and other malicious attacks against users of the popular...
Symantec Reports Surge In Phishing Attacks (vnunet.com)
Shaun Nichols in San Francisco, V3.co.uk , Friday 12 March 2010 at 02:23:00 Localised attacks on the increase, says security giant February saw a dramatic rise in phishing attacks and the use of current...

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Police said he stole the identities of Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, and lots of other famous, rich Americans. He got a Forbes 400 listing of the richest people in America, and simply went down the line!

He got caught while stealing $22 million. How did he do it? The Internet, of course! He surfed the Web to gather background data on a victim and one of his tactics was to open a mailbox under his victim's name.

An amusing twist to this identity theft story would probably make you shake your head. Police discovered that Abdallah once participated in - get this - an antifraud informational video used by the government in New York!

That was back in 1986 when Abdallah was still a teenager. In the video, Abdallah spoke on how easy it would be to commit fraud. Abdallah was the star of his own straight-to-video, identity theft story!

But police files show that Abdallah continued starring in his own real life, identity theft story as he was apprehended 16 additional times, at least!

Experts say that starring in an identity theft story as the perpetrator of the crime can become addictive. Why? Because:

- It is nonviolent.
- It involves huge profits.
- It can be done anonymously.
- All that is needed is Internet access.

A month before the Abdallah case, the man who figured in the Tiger Woods identity theft story was convicted. Anthony Lemar Taylor, age 30, was sentenced to a whopping 200 years in prison.

To avoid starring in your own identity theft story as a victim, you can visit your state police website or, better yet, visit the FTC website.

The Trade Commission is involved in tracking every identity theft story that involves consumer fraud. But it has put helpful tips on their website to prevent all sorts of identity theft and the steps to take if you think you have been victimized.

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