Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Identity theft: The new way to rob a bank

Why you want to read this:


It's good to keep things like this in mind, even if they happened nine years ago.  The message?  Protect your stamp!  Don't lose it!

Identity theft: The new way to rob a bank

By Jared Thorne and Andy Segal
CNN

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Identity thieves use fraudulent notary public stamps like this one to help in their scams.

HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- When Bank One notified Houston veterinarian Mike Janney that he owed $85,000 on his line of credit, he was stunned.

"I'm thinking, 'How can this be?' I've never even used this account," Janney told CNN.

Janney fell victim to fraud when a bank employee sold his personal information to an identity theft ring. His bank had to cover the loss, along with another $12 million stolen from other customer accounts during a two-year identity theft blitz that ended in 2002.

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Comments from the NNN Curator:

I found this story on Roger Rill's website for Ohio notaries public.  
 Happy NNN reading!  Brenda

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