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 01-15-2004, 09:58 Post: 74049
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Just an observation:
I notice many of the members using their town and state,
as well as their full name. This puts you at a high risk
of Identity Theft and financial ruin.






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 01-15-2004, 10:13 Post: 74050
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Did you also know... Your phone # (if listed) can tell anyone who you are and give them a map to your front door?

Try it and see. Click on the link below and enter your 10 digit phone # and do a search.






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 01-15-2004, 10:53 Post: 74056
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It is getting pretty bad, for $50 a name and address you can find out about anything.






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 01-15-2004, 10:56 Post: 74057
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I did not realize that you could search on a phone number. I tried mine and it came up with the right names, but it had the maps and zip code incorrect. That is fine with me.






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 01-15-2004, 10:57 Post: 74058
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Warning taken. You are right, but as Billy points out, there are many ways to zero in on someone.

I investigated and prosecuted many such cases. If someone is going to successfully pass themselves off as another they must have a full and correct name, a true date of birth and the correct SSN. If it all doesn't match it falls apart pretty quick.

Most criminals who establish secondary identities do so by obtaining a copy of a birth certificate of a person who died in childhood and they build their aliases from there by establishing new SSN's and then getting photo ID's.

I arrested one woman who had 8 different state ID cards, all with totally different information but the same picture on each.

They were all based on real (deceased) people in her age range. She was getting welfare under all eight names and had the birth certificates to establish three more ID's in her possession.

There is a serious risk out there but I think it has more to do with lost/stolen credit cards and receipts.






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 01-15-2004, 11:24 Post: 74059
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You can get the same info using www.anywho.com. Basically, if it's in a phonebook somewhere, then it's available to anyone.






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 01-15-2004, 12:57 Post: 74068
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I stopped putting my street address listing in the phonebook many, many years ago. If you look up my name, you will just get a town and zip.






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 01-15-2004, 17:25 Post: 74098
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Mark
Would you agree that a SS# can be obtained with an address
and name? I'm thinking of a person using it to get a credit card?






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 01-16-2004, 08:19 Post: 74137
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Yes it can. Some states print the SSN right on the drivers license. if you lose you license or have you wallet stolen it's out there.

As an aside, long before I ever used my name on this forum it was all over the internet along with the town I lived in.

All you have to do is write a letter to the editor or get you picture in the paper or publish a wedding announcement or have a case go up before the Supreme Court.






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 01-16-2004, 08:43 Post: 74141
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As an aside, and the result of WAY too much free time on my hands, I spent a few minutes with several of the address/telphone search engines.

Based on the names I see printed and the names I know behind the screen names, their locations, etc., I was unable to discover a single phone number or address.

Then again, maybe they just don't want us crazy Canucks to know.....

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