Early this month I was happy to discuss synthetic identity theft on the Great Day show. I briefly talked about how synthetic identity theft was also committed in the U.S. using business employer identity numbers (EINs). Crooks often target small and midsize businesses for this type of crime. After the show I got a lot of questions asking for more information about synthetic EIN identity theft. (more…)
Archive for the ‘identity theft’ Category
This morning I heard that in honor of Mother’s Day, Dairy Queen would give you a free cake if you would just send them an email with your baby’s birth certificate attached. What!? Did I hear correctly? So, I did a search, and sure enough, there it was; on a list on the ABC News Blog (see screen image below): (more…)
Every year since probably my first year on this world I’ve visited cemetaries on the Sunday right before Memorial Day. My parents’ reasoning was that we could get the graves and headstones decorated (Memorial Day is also known as Decoration Day) so that those visiting on Monday would see them. Probably where I got my habit of always arriving to meetings and events WAY too early! 🙂
This past Sunday my family drove my father out to three cemetaries to once more continue this tradition…
I’ve heard far too many business leaders in lesser-regulated industries, of organizations of all sizes, say something to the effect of, “Oh, we don’t have any information that hackers would find of any value.”
Would you notice a $20 – $30 fraudulent charge mixed in with a lot of other charges…most people have more than 10 according to a financial fraud expert friend…on your credit card statement?
It looks like in Bulgaria they really lower the sanctions boom on those committing computer fraud..
I just ran across this U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) press release from January 20, 2009…
Just last month I blogged about the new Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008. It covers extortion. I’m interested to see if it gets used for the latest extortion attempt…