Archive for the ‘Fraud’ Category

Hacked: LifeLock CEO spanked by identity thieves … 13 times.

August 4, 2015

Since LifeLock is in the news again, I thought I should reprise the HomaFiles all-time most viewed post …

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Here’s one from the “you can’t make this stuff” file.

LifeLock is one of the companies that monitors the credit applications and credit worthiness inquires.

Todd Davis became LifeLock’s CEO when the company’s founder was ousted for making repeated misleading statements about his shady past and the company’s origins.

For a couple of years, Mr. Davis was prominent in LifeLock’s ads … revealing his social security number and daring identity thieves to crack his code.

Bad idea.

 

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Reportedly, Mr. Davis has had his identity stolen at least 13 times since his taunt-the-thieves commercials.

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How many Americans are older than 112 years old?

March 11, 2015

Before you answer, let me feed you  a couple of hints.

According to a government report:

In September 2013, a New York resident, believed to be the world’s oldest living man, died at age 112.

According to the Gerontology Research Group, as of October 2013, only 35 known living individuals worldwide had reached age 112.

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You’re thinking a pretty low number, right?

Well, let me rephrase the question: How many Americans does the Social Security Administration think are over 112?

The answer may surprise you …

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Hacked: LifeLock CEO spanked by identity thieves … 13 times.

February 16, 2015

Lots of hacking going on: Sony, Anthem Healthcare …

Here’s one from the “you can’t make this stuff” file.

LifeLock is one of the companies that monitors the credit applications and credit worthiness inquires.

Todd Davis became LifeLock’s CEO when the company’s founder was ousted for making repeated misleading statements about his shady past and the company’s origins.

For a couple of years, Mr. Davis was prominent in LifeLock’s ads … revealing his social security number and daring identity thieves to crack his code.

Bad idea.

 

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Reportedly, Mr. Davis has had his identity stolen at least 13 times since his taunt-the-thieves commercials.

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Hacked: What I learned when I was credit hacked …

July 1, 2014

Last year around this time, I told the said story about how some bad guys tried to steal my identity and open up credit cards and car loans in my name.

Bottom line: An ordeal that burned up a bunch of my time and caused plenty of angst … but, no serious damage (that I know of).

A friend just got had his identity hacked.  Somebody filed an IRS 1040 under his name and social security number, hoping to bag a refund check.  Fortunately, the IRS flagged the return as suspicious and didn’t pay-off against the fraudulent return.

 

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Now, as a public service, here’s what I learned that may help you …

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Hacked: LifeLock CEO spanked by identity thieves … 13 times.

August 2, 2013

Let’s end “hacked” week with one from the “you can’t make this stuff” file.

LifeLock is one of the companies that monitors the credit applications and credit worthiness inquires.

Todd Davis became LifeLock’s CEO when the company’s founder was ousted for making repeated misleading statements about his shady past and the company’s origins.

For a couple of years, Mr. Davis was prominent in LifeLock’s ads … revealing his social security number and daring identity thieves to crack his code.

Bad idea.

 

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Reportedly, Mr. Davis has had his identity stolen at least 13 times since his taunt-the-thieves commercials.

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Hacked: What I learned when I was credit hacked …

August 1, 2013

Yesterday, I told the said story about how some bad guys tried to steal my identity and open up credit cards and car loans in my name.

Bottom line: An ordeal that burned up a bunch of my time and caused plenty of angst … but, no serious damage (that I know of).

 

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Now, as a public service, here’s what I learned that may help you …

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Hacked: This time it’s personal …

July 31, 2013

Though I’ve on the case re: internet tracking, I’ve gotta admit that I’d been pretty cavalier re: identity theft on a personal level.

Not any more.

I’ve been hacked and “thieved”.

And, take it from me, it isn’t pretty.

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Here’s what happened and what I’ve learned that might help you

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Hacked: “Criminals huddled over computers all over the world.”

July 30, 2013

This is going to be “hacked” week”

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First, the national story …

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