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California Man with Previous Fraud Conviction Linked to Anti-Islam Movie Questioned

It is said that the filmmaker went by the name, Sam Bacile, which is now believed to be Nakoula. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to bank fraud and was sentenced to 21 months in prison and five years of supervised probation. He was also was ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution. He was accused of fraudulently opening bank and credit card accounts using Social Security numbers that did not match the names on the applications.

Don’t play games with your online and mobile banking

The FBI also warns the thieves’ hacking capabilities can navigate around common user authentication methods banks use to verify your identity, which is certainly a cause for concern. Those additional authentication steps are meant to provide additional security, but more often they end up providing personal questions, birth dates or other pieces of private information to the wrong people.