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How A Thief Stole IDs And Profited From Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton And Others

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 5:11 AM
I just noticed this in my local news. From News13:
A 19-year-old man will spend the next three and a half years in federal prison for stealing the identities of celebrities and transferring money from their credit accounts.

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This thief was first arrested last August. News13 had this report on the arrest:
[U.S. Secret Service Investigators] said Flores called American Express at different time, claiming to be Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kutcher. Each time investigators said he was able to get the company to change the Social Security numbers on their accounts, order new cards, and was even able to transfer more than $70,000 from Jenner's account into his own account.

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This guy was able to get the personal info on these celebrities from a hacker’s website that collected personal info on celebrities. One would think that companies like Amex would be more careful in taking customer requests over the phone.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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