Friday, January 05, 2007

identity theft

This morning I woke up and missed a call on my cell. The number said 928 *******. I thought, hmm I don't know anyone with that number. I called back and a lady answered to the *** Police Department. Now I am really confused since this is a number in Arizona. I couldn't tell them who called me so I had to hang up. After I talked Velius to ensure that Ender didn't die some horrible grisly death(sorry Ender) in the middle of the night and they need me for a witness. I decided to forget about it and go to work.

I just got called again and apparently it is the BullHead City Police Department, who tried but were unable to catch this person using an ID with my name and my bank account # trying to cash a check at BofA. In short, I am a victim of that often heard but scarcely seen crime, Identity Theft. Apparently my old company lost a whole bunch of employee information earlier this year and several people have gotten hurt. I just checked my bank and it seems to still have the measly amount I have left in it after I bought my car. I still gotta call the credit company and put a 'fraud alert' on my credit rating. How lovely....

THe funny thing is, the bank smelled something suspicious when they saw the ID because the name said my name and the holder was an African American woman, which you must admit, is pretty much impossible even in China. So apparently this master criminal ring is smart and yet kinda stupid. THe evil woman got away though, and I curse you the death of a thousand suns.

5 comments:

Tochi said...

Sorry to hear that it happened. :( Your old company didn't notify you that they donated your personal data to some evil criminal ring? These foolish companies usually pay for 1 yr of credit monitoring, right?

If you are in dire need for money, I'm sure you can sell a certain "I don't wanna be" rendition for big $$.

Kungfucius said...

Hey now...I thought we were going to keep that video to ourselves :P

But yeah, it sucks to hear that you had your identity stolen. My dad had something similar happen last week where he got a bill from Mastercard on a card that he didn't activate (the card even still had the activation sticker on it) that said he had made a purchase in Romania. The really sad part is that this is the THIRD time this has happened to my dad, and Mastercard still seemed clueless that my dad's not from Romania -_-

Kabitzin said...

Time to send Ender out for some real life bow hunting. She better hope she doesn't have any E's in her name.

Ender said...

Wow, this is the first time that's happened to someone I actually know! Now I'm getting paranoid and am going to review my accounts...

I wonder why the criminal never tried to check how much money was left in the account first to ensure the check doesn't bounce.

Velius said...

That is certainly very creepy...although the african american women named ...... does make me smile.