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More on Identity Theft

I had an earlier blog on identity theft that pulled in a lot of traffic and here is something more… In the pre Internet era, illegal operations mainly centered around smuggling of a variety of substances across borders, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping for ransom etc. Now one of the most common and much easier way to conduct illegal operations and make easy money is by identity theft.

The Internet has a wealth of information that a devious minded person would need to pursue criminal activities at their finger tips and at the click of a button. In the case of identity theft the personal information of a targeted victim in the Internet is easily available from some online activity  that the victim entered into. There are tons of sites ranging from commerce sites like Amazon to online job hunting sites like Monster or Hot jobs where this personal information can be obtained. Here is an interesting article on how the authorities bust an identity theft ring. 

August 19, 2007 - Posted by | Identity theft

1 Comment »

  1. I love having a great read in the morning. Another great article. thanks !, i’ll link it on my blog :

    Comment by SdeK | August 19, 2007 | Reply

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