12.06.2011

Identify Theft News From The Courthouse (Updated)

Image Came Back After Google Search For "Identify Theft". Funny. 

I was talking to someone associated with the Wise County Court at Law, I'll call her "Shamberlyn", who told me about being a victim of recent identify identity theft.

Get this: Someone got all of her information (she didn't lose a purse or anything like that), created a fake Texas driver's license, and then applied for a couple of credit cards. So far, the bills have cracked $8,000.  But get this: Shamberlyn had a credit card at Sears (never really used), but the thief went into Sears and either said she had lost the card or didn't have it with her, and (after presumably showing them the fake ID) they gave her a "day pass" credit card. And then "boom", over $4,000 got charged.

What's up with the "day pass"? Someone else mentioned during that conversation that they rarely take store credit cards with them in order to prevent loss or theft. They simply tell the store they left them at home, show an ID, and then get the day pass. I had never heard of such a thing.

By the way, whatever company handles credit for Apple, denied the thief credit.

Edit @ 2:15 pm: The total is now up to $19,000 with Best Buy and Sam's Club yet to report

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised whoever stole her identity didn't commit suicide.

Anonymous said...

The credit card companies and stores are just pissed that they got screwed first. LOL!! Greed you got to love it!!

Anonymous said...

I hate Sears. Tore up my card years ago.

Anonymous said...

My mother in law's identity was stolen. The person/persons bought a house, a used pickup at a car lot and opened 2 credit accounts.

I wish they'd kidnapped her for ransom instead.

I would have paid it.

Not.

The Devil said...

I have never understood the Sears business model. Seems like they carry a bunch of cheap goods that are marked up hundreds of dollars over their competitors.

Anonymous said...

The Sears business model was created by the devil

Anonymous said...

I'd like a new TeeVee, please...♫

Anonymous said...

screw Sears.......

Anonymous said...

My identity got stolen but the guy felt sorry for me and gave it back.

Anonymous said...

What until the numbers come in from 2K Pawn.

Anonymous said...

Fine upstanding Messican working the system. I bet she is a wetback any takers?

Anonymous said...

Were Messkins involved?!

Anonymous said...

Only Messkins and Crackers do the Identity Theft stuff....

Anonymous said...

Crakers Blow!!

Thomas Stephenson said...

So, let me get this straight. A driver's license that:
-is in black and white
-has a DOB of 1965 and a woman who quite clearly is not 46, and
-has the last name of Johnson with a woman who appears to be Hispanic,
does not set off any red flags in the head of anybody?

Anonymous said...

Somebody did a lousy job of training their clerks. Yea, it looks like a Texas license. FROM 1995! Nothing like the design that was phased in ten ago and certainly not a bit like the newest design to comply with Federal post 9/11 legislation. Someone should have taken a moment to think about the expiration date & design.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Did you type that in as "identify" theft (instead of "identity")? Kind of funny.

Anonymous said...

6:54, you forgot to mention the outstanding spelling on "DRIVER LICENCE."

Anonymous said...

WETBACKS, SPICS, BEANERS, MESSKINS, PEPPER-BELLIES!

Anonymous said...

To Thomas Stephenson--the color is just the scan Barry was able to get. It fake was in proper color. She was accompanied by a white dude who acted as her husband (hence the last name of Johnson).

Scary times for the victim.

Anonymous said...

8:51 AM

Was his name Harry (Johnson)...?

Anonymous said...

Wow. After it's all said & done, it would have been easier for the jerk to just get a real job & make money the normal way.
I feel sorry for the victim.

Anonymous said...

12:10 Really? A company wanting to be PAID for their product is greed.

Your a Democrat aren't you? Always looking for a handout. SICKENING