How to Commit Credit Card Fraud
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.
Identity theft of just a few pieces of valid identification allows someone to apply for and receive credit cards or debit cards in your name. Your credit rating will quickly be damaged. Your efforts to correct these problems can literally be exhausting!
Credit Card Fraud is Easy
How easy is it to steal the numbers that identity you, get false ID, and commit credit card fraud?A lot easier than you might think. There are traditional ways of acquiring your personal identification information:
- Stealing your wallet or purse,
- Accessing your credit report by posing as an employer, loan officer or landlord,
- Stealing mail from mailboxes to obtain credit card statements, bank statements, or other personal information,
- Taking trash bags from the street with old credit card and bank statements, and
- "Dumpster diving" into trash bins to retrieve financial statements.
- Dishonest employees with access to your personnel records.
- Misdirected mail or email with personal information.
- Phishing for data
But today hundreds of databases already exist that contain
detailed information about your personal life, your buying habits and other lifestyle characteristics.
Various companies offer services that provide address, criminal, civil, and professional history as well as a list of assets and bank account numbers. Also available are your Social Security number, last six addresses, current phone number and names and phone numbers of neighbors. Some large, prestigious companies offering such information include Lexis-Nexis and West Publishing Company. Many smaller companies also provide similar services.
Identity Theft is Quick
Identity theft is getting easier and faster. Today, you can steal someone's wallet or purse--or find the right database on the Internet. This information is available in minutes with only a few click of your mouse. Here are economical products that can quickly uncover personal details.
(NOTE: Before you look at these sites, determine if you have a personal use for a private investigator. Is there something about someone your are trying to find out? These sites have birth dates, unlisted phone numbers, household residents, and other personal information. These sites gives you the tools and resources known only by private detectives--until now. You'll learn their tricks and investigative methods. OK, now look. )