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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-26-06 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #196
199. That's it?
Thanks for the link. What I don't understand is, info was stolen from about 300,000 Americans. So - shouldn't 300,000 Americans have been victims of identity fraud? There was another data loss in 2002, & about $1 million in fraudulent purchases before the criminals were caught. So far, in this case, no one has mentioned any fraudulent purchases at all. Why would you steal all this data if you weren't going to use it?

This guy is the only suspect arrested for the CP data loss? That's odd. I guess maybe he was caught before he could do more. But he was only charged with one count of identity theft - presumably for the fake application he tried to send at Kinko's. He didn't even have his own fax machine - that's petty stuff. This can't be the same guy who was behind the high-tech hacking of 300,000 accounts. And if he was, the charges would be much more serious than one count & a 16-month sentence. It's interesting that all other charges were dropped. I bet this case has nothing at all to do w/the massive CounterPoint data-stealing. Which makes me wonder who was.
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