Identity Theft: Count The Ways

Written by Daryl Campbell

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Unfortunately senior citizens face another threat known asrepparttar "sweetheart scam" in which a criminal offers to run errands or do chores aroundrepparttar 139068 house forrepparttar 139069 express purpose of taking control ofrepparttar 139070 victim's finances.

Taking control of someone's finances can also happen in a restaurant, department store or any legitimate place of business . When a clerk swipes your card twice without your knowledge then storesrepparttar 139071 information for later use this is know as skimming. Oftenrepparttar 139072 clerk will make a duplicate card with your info to go on a buying spree or sell it onrepparttar 139073 black market. The illegal selling of credit card information as you might have already guessed is big business.

Identity theft has forced many financial institutions to revamp their ATM's due to criminal rigging. A person usesrepparttar 139074 ATM but after putting inrepparttar 139075 pin#repparttar 139076 machine keepsrepparttar 139077 card. Usually whenrepparttar 139078 person goes to report it,repparttar 139079 thief strikes, taking card, pin # and most importantlyrepparttar 139080 victim's identity.

The methods of madness can include something simple like going thru your trash known as dumpster diving or an elaborate hoax similar torepparttar 139081 one reported byrepparttar 139082 Associated Press.

A family inrepparttar 139083 Pacific Northwest posed as tax preparers and used stolen identities to go on buying sprees across several states that included million dollar homes and luxury vehicles. According to authorities, sincerepparttar 139084 thieves stolerepparttar 139085 social security # of children as well as adults,repparttar 139086 damage won't be fully known until these young people start applying for credit later on.

Law Enforcement officials believerepparttar 139087 next step with this criminal outfit involved applying for health care positions. Hospitals and doctor offices provide a wealth of personal information. Perfect for Identity thieves

These methods along with old fashioned robbery show why identity theft according torepparttar 139088 Department of Justice maintains it's ranking asrepparttar 139089 number one and fastest growing crime inrepparttar 139090 US for 5 consecutive years. Unfortunately, it will maintain that status forrepparttar 139091 near future.

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Play By Play: The 2005 myVirtualCard Poker Tournament

Written by Sidney Zombay

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“We also had a visit fromrepparttar 139041 police,” said Ungar. “The tournament took place at Le Sanctuaire Health and Sporting club, which is connected to several prestigious condominium buildings. Sincerepparttar 139042 club was in sort of a residential zone,repparttar 139043 band, thankfully, was asked to stop playing.”

Inrepparttar 139044 endrepparttar 139045 tournament played an organic poker that ended with Raffi, of AdultLounge, winning out over first-runner up Ramos of GoFuckYourself.

First prizes included free content from, and $1500 cash fromrepparttar 139046 myVirtualCard crew. Also included inrepparttar 139047 package was a complete $12,000 live video chat site package from, LiveCamNetwork 1.9, which included full support and, “everything from webdesign to back-end administration,” said 2much MediaGuy Greg Jones.

“We had a great time atrepparttar 139048 tournament,” Cohen said. “Many of our guys were quite inebriated, some of them probably forrepparttar 139049 first time in their lives. For othersrepparttar 139050 same cannot be said.”

“Raffi and Ramster played a hell of a tournament,” Ungar said. “The crew also put together a hell of a show.”

“The myVirtualCard team did a great job,” said Jones. “Pulling together to makerepparttar 139051 tournament a great success.”

Explained Ungar: “I really have a great team at myVirtualCard, which in my view isrepparttar 139052 key to longevity in any business. It’s going to be bigger and better next year.”

At which point he bit and ate a thousand dollar chip.


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