Having Your Identity Stolen By A Murderer
from the that-can't-be-good dept
The Washington Post is running a very long, but still fascinating account of a guy who had his identity stolen by a murderer. It goes through the usual tales of how difficult it is to be a victim of identity theft, with the mess being left entirely to him to clean up. Then, things get even worse, when the police put out a national warrant for the killer, but used the ID theft victim’s name as an alias. The same guy later appeared on America’s Most Wanted – and on the show’s website, they actually included the ID theft victim’s social security number for anyone to see, and refused to respond to multiple requests to take it down. The article also includes lots of info about identity theft, including a section talking about how it’s been popular with terrorists. Not much in the article is encouraging.