Eight people have been indicted for a clever sting involving two phone retailers allegedly carrying out massive identity theft. The indictment states that the two accused used their access codes to the T-Mobile and AT&T customer databases and stole customer details.
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Retailers indicted in $22m identity theft fraud
Like most people, you try to guard your social security number, bank account and credit card information. It’s also important to protect your “medical identity.” This refers to your personal health records.
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Protect yourself from medical identity theft
If ever there were living proof that identity theft can strike the mighty and powerful as well as hapless consumers, look no further than the nation’s chief banker: 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…
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Ben Bernanke Victimized By Identity Theft Ring | Newsweek National News | Newsweek.com