Innovative Funding Strategy: Steal Employees' IDs, Apply For Loans And Credit Cards In Their Names
from the nothing-to-it dept
It's one thing to be the victim of identity theft where the crook uses your identity to get loans, lines of credit and credit cards, but it's taken to an entirely different level when it's the CEO of a well-known company, and the victims are his employees. That's apparently what happened with Compulinx. Apparently, the company needed some money, and rather than raising it the old-fashioned way, the CEO and his nephew are accused of taking the data they had on file of some of the company's 50 employees, and using them to get loans, lines of credit and credit cards. The employees were apparently totally unaware that their CEO was pretending to be them, and sometimes claiming (falsely) that they were officers of the company.