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LifeLock CEO’s Identity Stolen 13 Times! (became a victim of his own words/scam)

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by ReginaAdonnaAaron
 


I get the monthly through email, guess I should have specified that.

It puts a fraud alert on my credit as soon as they run my number for a loan putting everything on hold until they know who I am.

Of course, I also have a great bank. Any time my wife’s or my debit card is used outside of the normal areas it is suspended. The charge will not take unless we clear it first by speaking to someone about the purchase.

Raist


Awesome, I didn't even know that was an option. Is it included in the $10 monthly fee? Thanks for mentioning it I'll have to check into that.




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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I saw this yesterday, i wish i had posted it becuase it is pretty funny. The guy was basically saying "come on every hacker/scammer/social engineer, mess with my life". Doesn't this guy understand the mentality of your average hacker or social engineer? You tell them they can't do something and they will spend the next 6 months finding a way to prove you wrong.

The best way of protecting yourself is not being a target in the first place.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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Not really sure my wife set the whole thing up. You do have to pay to view them though, but I believe it is discounted. Some sort of extra fee. The email for the most part just states the minimum information. I for the most part delete them unless something looks different.

I do know I get an email every month from LifeLock though. In the email is the link to view all the credit reports.

I am sure if you check into it you can get a better description from them. I have been getting them for several years now (think we signed up when they first came out). Honestly, I do not give them much thought any more. I guess because of the extra cost of viewing the reports if I so chose.

Raist



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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I can agree with this. While I use the service of LifeLock and it has done, very well for me I am not going to just hand over all my information to the world.


Raist



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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You can do what LifeLock does for free, although you have to jump through a few hoops to get there. Here's how. Go to Equifax's website to place a free 90-day freeze on your credit file. Fill out the fraud alert form, making sure to give them a valid phone number (cell phone preferred) and it is done! Equifax will send the freeze info to the other two credit agencies (Trans Union and Experian). Then just set a reminder on your calendar to do it all over again in 90 days. You can also obtain a free credit report each time you place a fraud alert on your file. You'll have to go through extra hassle when dealing with lenders, but the same is true with LifeLock. Giving your cell phone number will help speed up the process though.

I used to work in the e-commerce industry and I know several people that went through this process on a regular basis. I did it twice when I thought I had lost a credit card but stopped after I found the card stuck between the couch cushions.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by SSPI07
You can do what LifeLock does for free, although you have to jump through a few hoops to get there. Here's how. Go to Equifax's website to place a free 90-day freeze on your credit file. Fill out the fraud alert form, making sure to give them a valid phone number (cell phone preferred) and it is done! Equifax will send the freeze info to the other two credit agencies (Trans Union and Experian). Then just set a reminder on your calendar to do it all over again in 90 days. You can also obtain a free credit report each time you place a fraud alert on your file. You'll have to go through extra hassle when dealing with lenders, but the same is true with LifeLock. Giving your cell phone number will help speed up the process though.

I used to work in the e-commerce industry and I know several people that went through this process on a regular basis. I did it twice when I thought I had lost a credit card but stopped after I found the card stuck between the couch cushions.


I have heard that - and thanks for sharing that for folks who might want to do it themselves. Honestly, for me, I just didn't want to have to jump through all the hoops so I don't mind paying the monthly fee to have someone else do it for me. (Small luxury) Of course, should things take a turn for the worst financially for me, it'd be one of the first to go - but for now, it's alright.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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reply posted on 19-5-2010 @ 12:53 PM by IntastellaBurst


ROFL that is awsome !! aaaahahaha, what an idiot !!!


so much for LifeLock Todd.


unfortunately what he owes due those scamsters is nothing in comparison to what he made out of the suckers who signed up for his service.

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maybe he's not so dumb after all. As long as he's making billions, those petty credit reports don't mean that much



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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You know, there were probably thousands upon thousands of attempts to steal his identity. We live in a country with millions of illegal immigrants looking for a fake SSN, in addition to thousands of other people who are just regular con artists and thieves.

I wouldn't be surprised if there were a thousand attempts a year to steal his identity. No security system is 100% perfect, regardless of what you're securing or how you're attempting to protect it. The fact that his identity is right out there to be stolen and only 13 people have managed to pull it off says something.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Um I can actually confirm this is true. I worked at an undisclosed security company a couple years back during the heyday of this life lock ad campaign and I had access to social security tracing networks and such. I traced this guy's SSN out of curiosity and there was literally several pages of results that my co workers and I got a laugh out of. Apparently people not only compromised his identity but also jokingly put him down with names of characters and such, like Darth Vader, Santa Claus etc to spoof him. His entire SSN history was just flat out shot, there was dozens of spoofs and identity abuses on his record.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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In 98% of identity theft the fault is with the company that loaned the money.


after someone used his identity to obtain a $500 loan from a check-cashing company.

If any of you have been in a check cashing company you will see security cameras everywhere.
Yet when a victim of identity theft ask for the tape of him making a loan none of these companies can produce it.

All most all the companies that give out credit cards or loans to these identity thieves never cross check addresses with the credit companies. or do any other due diligence to check if its a stolen identity.

If any collection agencies call you wanting money you need to get there address AND you need to give them your mailing address(pobox is best)

You want to give them your mailing address because they may take you to court for the money and they will send the court summons to the fake address given by the identity thief leaving you to have a judgement against you without you ever being notified of the court date.
If they still send the court summons to the wrong address you can stop the judgement for fraud.

And you want there address in case you want to send them court papers for fraud, illegal business activities, harassment. ECT, ECT.

If you have a judgement against you and you were not notified of court file in your small claims court for fraud.

By giving them your mailing address you can also tell them to stop calling you and to correspond by mail only.
This give you a hard copy of all they do and say. (may be useful in court in states that do not allow recording of phone conversations, California)

If you do go to court you want to ask for all the paper work inculding the way they checked the identity of the person getting the credit card or loan.

Did they see two photo IDs and did they take a copy if the IDs.
did the address match the loan or card address.

Was it a mail in application without any ID check.
Did the information match the credit records or did they even do a credit check to match the information.

And if you have someone steal your identity Freeze Your Credit Report at Each Credit Bureau and ask for a PIN or password to use whenever you need to temporarily unfreeze.
This makes it hard for them to open any more accounts or loans,
And if they do it proves the company that made the loan did not do due diligence to check if its a stolen identity.

All this is what LifeLock does.
lifelock does not make it imposable for identity thieves it just makes it easyer for you to prove the company that made the loan screwed up and did no due diligence.

There are companies out there that will give loans or credit cards to anyone with just a stolen name and SS# everything else can be fake and pass the application process. no credit check or ID check.

How do i know all this because someone used my SS# to open a bank account in Texas and they did not even have my name.
At the time i had moved and had to change banks and it took me 6 months to just prove my name went with my SS#.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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Wow. Thank you for sharing your info. And to everyone who put their 2 cents & info in.

The one post above a little made a good point. Only 13 known gotta yas out of the 1000's probable attempts.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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2007 this is old news.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Irony is knocking!

This is one of those 'this backfired on me' examples



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:07 AM
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Nobody said it was news. It is under general conspiracies due to the Federal investigations and fines as it was exposed as a scam.

And, it wasn't 13 times I bet you?



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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The sad and unfortunate reality is that the further technology advances it becomes a double edged sword whereas in our case the avenue is there for us to gain immense and massive knowledge in a condensed space but the downside is that as with the same technology we use to feed our brains someone will always and inevitably use the technology for nefarious intent.

In as simplist of terms to put it is if someone really wants your information they will get it being proactive in safeguarding your information will only make it that much more harder for someone to get it. If you have a portable, electric/rechargable home shredder that will only stop it dead cold from only one avenue. Do not discard any highly sensitive documentation at any outside facility. Take all receipts home and shred at home. Keep all sensitive information off of your computers. Do not give out any personal sensitive information to any person for which you currently have no business or personal ties to.

Failure in regards to LifeLock is if you can't keep your CEO's information safe how are you going to be able to keep anyone else's safe? Bank the $10 a month you'd be spending on that and spend that on a shredder and as with the home computer you'll wonder what you ever did without one. It makes great padding for shipping boxes with. If you have no shredder but a fireplace throw all documents into the fireplace and incinerate them yourself.

I backed The United States Federal Trade Commission's play in this case as this is a downright scam.

If you believe you were placed on a mailing, email, call list in error contact the entity directly and simply asked to be removed from their lists. They must comply with the request but could take up to 2 months to finalize.

Some insights of how to prevent from becoming a victim of identity theft :

Courtesy : United States Federal Trade Commission (US FTC):
www.ftc.gov...

Courtesy : United States Department Of Justice (US DOJ) :
/www.justice.gov...

Courtesy : United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
www.fdic.gov...

How to stop junk mail from appearing in your physical mailbox at your home :

Courtesy : Privacy Rights Clearinghouse :
www.privacyrights.org...

Courtesy : American Association Of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org...

Use cash whenever and however possible, do not charge your morning coffee, paper and breakfast as if you make a dozen purchases a day use cash at least 10 of those spots. If you travel by rail or bus to work reload your card on your home cpu exclusively. If you're digital fingerprint is say in 20 different spots all a hacker has to do is hack the templates for those companies while having no need to hack your personal home cpu. Use plastic only for big ticket (hotel, airfare, etc) and electronical items (tv's, mp3 players, computers, handhelds) as your credit card company should have a buyer protection program and they will back you. The less places that your information sit makes it that much harder for someone to get your identity.

[edit on 20-5-2010 by TheImmaculateD1]

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 02:46 AM
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Wow what an idiot.. seriously, he could have just posted a fake SS number lol.

I hope soon the Gov will make all credit reporting agencies free, instead of paying "monitor services" .. if the economy is to be dependent on our credit scores, the Gov should offer us the service to monitor it for free.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
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Wow what an idiot.. seriously, he could have just posted a fake SS number lol.

I hope soon the Gov will make all credit reporting agencies free, instead of paying "monitor services" .. if the economy is to be dependent on our credit scores, the Gov should offer us the service to monitor it for free.


Hopefully they will be all free.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 05:47 AM
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Hi,

What did the Lifelock staff do to mitigate and resolve these thefts?

How long did it take them to stop each perpetrator, work with law enforcement to bring them to justice, and restore his identity back to normal?



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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Lifelock officials aren't talking.

This matter isn't stopping their advertisements either. I heard one late yesterday while driving.

I thoughth the MSM types would have jumped all over this story. Not a peep.



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