7 thoughts on “To Catch An Identity Thief – Dateline NBC”

  1. You hit the nail on the head with this one, I’m really glad you’re speaking up and trying to help educate people about these crimes. People really need to start learning how to protect themselves, no one else is going to!

  2. I just saw that program and it was so interesting, reason for which I visited this website.
    I just would say that if something sounds/looks so good to be true, it’s better not to mess around with it. The most possible thing is that is something weird/ilegal and you will get punished. Don’t even try it.

  3. Met a man online and in 1 week he said he loved me and wanted to send me a check to hold for him as he was in England. I told him i didn’t want his check here and I was not going to give him my address.
    I had fun with it but had to laugh. After seeing your show i am sure he is a scammer. After the two week romance I told him he needed to look elsewhere.
    Trust your instincts. If it is to good to be true well???

  4. Met a man online and in 1 week he said he loved me and wanted to send me a check to hold for him as he was in England. I told him i didn’t want his check here and I was not going to give him my address.
    I had fun with it but had to laugh. After seeing your show i am sure he is a scammer. After the two week romance I told him he needed to look elsewhere.
    Trust your instincts. If it is to good to be true well???

  5. I am identity theft victim. it is hard to recover from identity theft. it ruins your credit and your life. However, police or FBI do not want to do anything. Someone keeps calling me from a “non-working ” number offering me money from grant, or asking to pay, or offering money to consolidate dept, or telling me I won a prize. Today he called me again, I played along, asked to call me back after he e-mails me some information. I called police asking to trace the call where it come from and catch the thief. Nope, police do not do that. I called FBI. Same answer. I feel police and FBI want this criminals to get away. Is here some benefit to police that or to the banks that criminals get away with stealing money from innocent people? Definetely there is a new business – monitoring credit, freezing, unfreexing credit for a fee… Someone is enjoying some benefit from the whole thing…I feel frustrated because it seems that it could be so easy to catch – just trace my phone, and send police to get him. He is from Eastern time, meaning he is in US, not in India. But no,it is too much trouble and this person will ruin some lives of innocent victims who will give him their accounts and social security numbers. The victims will pay for identity monitoring services and so on… Maybe I should learn how to steal identities – it is safer than any other other crime and benefit is huge…. You get millions and never get caught….Really, you do not get caught. Sad but I feel it is true.

  6. Your broad cast was very informative and that I need to thank you.
    But your showing of the immodest photos was definitely overdone.
    You could have still produced a quality show without displaying the photos as times every few seconds.
    Sincerely,
    Christopher A. Lyons – in New York State

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