February 25, 2011 6:01pm CST
Have you seen that commercial on television about the LifeLock insurance or whatever that you can get and it stops pyschos from taking your names, social security number, bank accounts, etc. and starting accounts in your name and using your money and so forth? I have seen stories of individuals on 60 minutes and such that tell what these people had to go through to get these things straightened out. But in the commercial they have on now the guy is in a clothing store and the clerk askes him if he wants to start an account and then LifeLock kicks in and won't let him. But I wondered what would happen and how would we act if we were alerted of this person trying to set a false account in our name and we were actually able to be there when he did it. How would you act? What would you do? I think it would be halarious!
2 people like this
• United States
27 Feb 11
The real problem as I see it is our vulnerability via the internet, it can be all too easy for identity theft. One person pointed out the 123people.com website to me, it's sort of one of those people finder/searches. In principle, something like this is great if one is truly trying to find a long lost friend, but these type sites are a hackers/stalkers dream. I couldn't believe all the info that was posted on that site under my name, including my address, it's like gee, why don't they post a photo of my apt building with arrows pointing, "Hey she lives here". And for a "fee" one can even find out even more info on a person, including I think one's social security number. We tend to be a bit too trusting in giving information out on the net. Someone pointed out to me that one should have tight restrictions for instance in giving out too much info say on facebook...such as one's full birthdate --yeah can have Month and Date of birth but not year or exact location where one lives--anyone with with savvy about identity theft can hunt up a LOT of info just based on that info given As for how I would react? I'd be mad as hell, but they would be the ones in for a surprise since they wouldn't get much from monetary assets from me...LOL Still, I need to email that site I mention and see if I can get my info deleted. As for LifeLock..heard it's a scam http://lifelock-scam.com/
• Boise, Idaho
26 Feb 11
It was just a dippy looking young man going up to the counter in a clothing store to buy some things and the clerk asks him if he wants to start an account. He gives this sly fox smile and when he goes to fill out the paper it breaks out in fire. Pretty basic!