This is one of those tales of caveat emptor: buyer beware. Buying cars online, like purchasing so many other items over the Internet, has exploded in popularity. The ease and convenience of shopping online makes for an attractive shopping venue. But be warned, it makes for an attractive con target as well!
“Joan” (not her real name) thought she’d won an online auction for a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. She had bid $6000 in a legitimate auction for the vehicle, and was ecstatic when notified she had been the highest bidder. Had she examined the auction site more closely, however, she would have noticed that, curiously, she was not listed as the highest bidder—someone else was.
Imagine her chagrin when her family found out three weeks later that the $6000 they’d put toward the purchase of the vehicle had Continue reading Avoiding online car buying scams: True life story and tips
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Have a few suspicions about whether or not someone you know is a criminal? Criminalregistry.org has over a billion answers.
Today’s world is a very transient society. We’re just not likely to have known all of the people that enter our own world for all of our lives. We’re not likely to know everyone going back three generations. When it comes to people entering our neighborhoods, our children’s activities, our aging parents circles, our businesses or even on a real personal level, sometimes our inner voices whisper concerns in our ears. Many of us have learned to listen to those little nagging feelings. But what can you do that will be confidential and not cost a fortune or take up a lot of time? When you have lingering questions, criminalregistry.org has answers.
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What is Intelius People Search? It is a data gathering information service available for individuals and businesses. With Intelius’ search capability, individuals may complete a search based on name, address, telephone number, cellphone number (in some cases), and email address. But how does Intelius get all this information? Who can use the results, and is there someone out there trying to crack Intelius’ people search?
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Police arrested a man on charges of Identity Theft and forgery, but when they started going through his computer, they found connections to child pornography.
I’ve long said that the ethics of someone who would live on the hard work and credibility of someone else’s name is likely to be the kind of person who would commit crimes other than identity theft.
Even knowing that from the outset, even before I started this site over 4 years ago, this hurts my heart, and it bothers me to even be the one bringing this news into your day.
But if we can do some good by getting the word out sharing this news (however terrible), and helping to track down the people who may have these kids and be doing who knows what with them, then this will have been worthwhile to pass along.
The news story is below if you want to watch it.
Mostly, if you have been to, or live in, Oregon and can identity anything that is in the pictures and video below, your information can be very valuable to Oregon police.
Continue reading URGENT: Identity Theft and Child Pornography, Oregon Police Need Help
Lora and Jamey Costner of Newport, Tennessee, have joined the ranks of identity theft victims after two illegal immigrants, Douglas Valdez and Elizabeth Velasco Bautista, allegedly used the Costner’s Social Security numbers to obtain employment at the Koch Foods plant in nearby Morristown.
Continue reading Is it a crime to get a job using someone else’s SSN?
The Identity Theft Task Force has gone to work in Washington, offering some really good ideas on what should be done to curb and slow the growth of Identity Theft.
One interesting point from the article at Information Week is this:
Victims of identity theft should be allowed to seek restitution from defendants for time spent undoing damage from the offense, according to interim recommendations issued Tuesday by a federal task force on ID theft.
This is an excellent suggestion. There is, however, a challenge with it. That challenge is to ask the question, who is the defendant?
Continue reading The Identity Theft Task Force at work
Here is a direct quote from a little web site (Sponsored by the IRS?) called Community Dispatch.
You Can Help Shut Down Phishing Schemes
The good news is that you can help shut down these schemes and prevent others from being victimized. If you receive a suspicious e-mail that claims to come from the IRS, you can relay that e-mail to a new IRS mailbox, email@example.com. Follow instructions in the link below for sending the bogus e-mail to ensure that it retains critical elements found in the original e-mail. The IRS can use the information, URLs and links in the suspicious e-mails you send to trace the hosting Web site and alert authorities to help shut down the fraudulent sites. Unfortunately, due to the expected volume, the IRS will not be able to acknowledge receipt or respond to you.
Continue reading Good News about Identity Theft from Community Dispatch