Friday, August 28, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman is accidental victim of id theft

Although one would think it should be harder to impersonate celebrity, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his family became victims, according to a story on p 22 of the Washington Post today by Jerry Markon, Neil Irwin, and Keith L, Alexander, link here. A purse was stolen, and one check for $900 was written illegally in his name. Now there is a prosecution of at least nine people in an identity-theft ring in federal court in Alexandria.

Today’s millionaire show asked which kind of device was useful in fighting identity theft, with the answer being “paper shredder.”

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