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Subject:  Credit Fraud Articles Date:  11/2/2002  6:45 PM
Author:  jfruhbauer Number:  646 of 667

Got this from LennieKR and the LBYM board (

"David Lazarus, columnist for the SF Chron, had his Identification stolen - he has written 3 columns on this very subject. I'm posting them here, as I felt your board would be one of the best to tackle the issue, and make future thieves so very sorry for their sick efforts."

I found an ID thief on my credit report I'm not the man I thought I was. Rather, I'm not who a bunch of creditors think I am...

What's in a stolen name?
It took the theft of my own identity for me to learn that this wasn't even a crime until 1998...

Ann Peckenpaugh, a corporate headhunter in Marin, wouldn't have known her identity had been stolen if it weren't for an on-the-ball Nordstrom employee....."She called me in early September to check on a credit application that had been filed in my name, with my Social Security number and with a bogus Washington, D.C., address," Peckenpaugh said.
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