For years, Margaret Harrison believed she had an impostor. There were signs her Social Security number was living a double life. Four years ago, an unemployment office in West Virginia almost denied her claim, saying she already had a job at a horse farm in Chelan, Wash. Three years ago, a teller at Bank of America looked up her account number by her Social Security number and then asked, "Is your name Pablo?"Check out the story...
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Synthetic identity theft?
Here's an interesting story posted over at MSNBC's Red Tape. I find it interesting for two reasons: first, I never knew such identity theft was possible (stealing only a SSN & nothing else), and, second, the story features the wife of a Coast Guard captain. Yes, it can happen to any of us.
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on Tuesday, February 07, 2006