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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Ebay Auction Fraud – Learn How to Spot It
May29

Ebay Auction Fraud – Learn How to Spot It

MSNBC – July 29, 2002 Auction Fraud on the Rise, Some Say Do you buy a lot of stuff on internet auctions like eBay? I’ve bought a few inexpensive things, but I wouldn’t consider buying an expensive item from someone I’ve never seen before. Auction fraud does occur on eBay and Yahoo Auctions, just ask Darren Barringer. Darren paid for a laptop on eBay in June 2002, but received a Montreal phone book in his FedEx...

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Fraud Contact Information for Credit Bureaus – Experian, Equifax, TransUnion

Use the numbers on this page to contact the different private and public agencies about fraud. Especially important are the credit bureaus. Asking them to put a “fraud alert” on your credit file should slow down anyone trying to open more credit in your name. Credit Bureau Fraud Departments Equifax Experian TransUnion Consumer Fraud Division Phone: 800-525-6285 or: 404-885-8000 Fax: 770-375-2821P.O. Box 740241 Atlanta, GA...

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