Sunday, July 01, 2018
112-year-old veteran in Texas has bank account drained by identity thieves
Sometimes the very elderly are targeted by identity thieves.
Richard Overton, in Austin, TX, now 112 and a WWII veteran, found his bank account drained by an identity thief who had found his social security number and checking account number.
CNN has a detailed story here. The GoFundMe account that funds his home health care was not involved. Fox News has a similar story here.
It’s very important for everyone to watch bank accounts regularly online and notice irregularities. The news stories don’t report if the bank can recover any money. It is also unclear if his identity was breached by any one of the major corporate breaches recently (like Equifax).