Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Arrest Made In Identity Theft Case

A 24-year-old Arizona woman has been arrested and accused of stealing a purse from a parked car at a daycare center, burglarizing the victim's home, and opening accounts in the victim's name.

Alyssa Landman had been on the Phoenix Police Department's Top 10 list for identity theft. She was booked on charges of one count of identify theft, one count of theft and two outstanding felony warrants.After the victim's purse was stolen from her car last October, a string of identify theft-related crimes tormented the woman for over a month in three separate cities.

Information that was obtained from her purse provided the perpetrator with the means to burglarize the victim's home, open bank accounts in the her name and cash savings bonds.

Read the rest of the story here:

No comments: