Lifelock CEO Todd Davis Does Damage Control
Mar16

Lifelock CEO Todd Davis Does Damage Control

If you hadn’t heard, identity theft company LifeLock agreed to pay $12 million dollars to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission and 35 states. The FTC felt that LifeLock ads were deceptive and overstated the protection provided by the service. Personally, I think the charges are valid and I had to chuckle a bit when I read this email from CEO Todd Davis sent out to his partners. Mr. Davis certainly has his public...

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Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim
Aug27

Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim

Ben Bernanke is a victim of identity theft. This is proof positive that it can happen to anyone. Ben Bernanke – the Federal Reserve Board chairman – was one of hundreds of victims of an elaborate identity-fraud ring, headed by a convicted scam artist known as “Big Head,” that stole more than $2.1 million from unsuspecting consumers and at least 10 financial institutions around the country. How Did It Happen? On...

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“Smishing” Scam Audio Sample
Apr21

“Smishing” Scam Audio Sample

Lately I’ve received several “smishing” text messages on my phone and I finally captured the audio of a full phone interaction with their voice response system. Audio of Smishing Call Here is the audio from a smishing phone call I recorded. Listen closely to see how they use fear to manipulate the victim into providing information. What is Smishing? Well, someone somewhere comes up with these cute names for things...

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