Identity Theft: Another One Bites the Dust

More Identity Theft Criminals Captured

You know we like to prepare you for the worst, but sometimes we have to tell you when identity theft prevention in action helps take a bite out of the crime. Recently seventeen individuals were indicted for identity theft in New York. Here's what happened...

What a Bunch of Creeps

I really hate to be so blunt, but honestly... The identity theft criminals in question raked in more than $35 million by stealing money from innocent people. If that's not a creep, I don't know what is.

The defendants in this crime had set up a company that sold stolen credit card information. Just how many stolen credit cards did this company traffic? A whopping 95,000.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

So here's the good news – the criminals are doing time. The bad news? It took the government more than 6 years to shut them down. That's six years of people being ripped off. Six years of people who should have been protected.

How is it that these people could blatantly advertise that they had stolen credit card information for sale and it took more than five years to prosecute them? I understand that the legal system moves slowly, but this is ridiculous.

We are making vast strides in the prevention of identity theft and the law is beginning to crack down on the criminals, but there is still much room for improvement.

My advice? Do your part to prevent identity theft. Avoid becoming a victim by all means possible. If you or anyone you know (God forbid) still do happen to fall victim to the crime, demand immediate action from law enforcement and don't back down till you see results. It should take months, not years, to put a ring of identity theft criminals out of commission.

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