Does LifeLock Charge Extra To Coerce Suspected Identity Thieves?

from the smooth-move dept

LifeLock, a company that sells some identity theft protection services that consumers could get for free, got some bad press last month. Not only did it come out that one of the company's founders had allegedly stolen personal information from customers of another business he owned, it was also disclosed that LifeLock's services failed to protect the company's CEO from identity theft. A man in the Dallas area used the CEO's social security number -- which is prominently displayed in LifeLock's marketing materials -- to obtain a $500 loan, and police were waiting to get some subpoenaed information when the CEO took things into his own hands. He showed up at the fraudster's house with a film crew, and apparently coerced a confession out of the guy, who police say is mentally disabled. The confession is legally worthless, and police and prosecutors say it's tainted the case, so they're not going to proceed with their investigation, and have no plans to arrest the suspect. So, it would appear, that not only do LifeLock's anti-identity theft measures not work, the company also manages to bungle the prosecution of identity thieves.

Filed Under: identity theft
Companies: lifelock


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  1. identicon
    Fred, 21 Sep 2007 @ 4:55am

    Re: Lifelock CEO is Todd Davis, not Moore

    WOW, that was a FANTASTIC article, THANK YOU for posting that. My father asked my opinion about LifeLock, I did some google searching, things seemed odd with the supposed 'reviews' of the service, and your article told me why and revealed a TON about this guy and this company. I for one am going to make sure this get's passed on to some of those that 'should' know so this can get out there to in the least, now keep this company and it's creators honest with this truth being out there. Thanks again. READ IT ALL...

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