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Fraud: I never thought it would happen to me


Last updated 5/17/2007 at Noon

There are some memories that make an indelible imprint. For me, it was being a victim of identity theft ten years ago. It all began with a letter I received from a reputable credit card institution, claiming they had proof that my identity had been compromised.

Following an informative phone call with an agent at their fraud department, I learned that my social security number was acquired by the well-known Nigerian Mafia based in Florida. I was advised that when this fraudulent card neared its maximum it was sent to their fellow ring of thieves in Great Britain. When this credit card was...

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