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    Thursday, January 25, 2007

    Stolen ID Search = What A Cunning Plan!

    Let's pay attention, here.  There will be a test immediately after this post.  For multiple choice responses, only more one (1) of the letters A, B. C, or D with a number two pencil.  Essays should be legible, if you need additional paper, raise your hand and your test proctor will issue extra paper to you.  As this is a midterm exam, it will only count for 35% of your final grade. 
    Shall we begin?
    Has someone stolen your social security or credit card number? StolenIDSearch is a new site aims to answer this question that has tickled the back of most American's minds at some point, especially in light of the recent spree of retailer breaches and stolen laptops containing reams of personal information.

    StolenIDSearch provides a free online search engine. All you have to do is enter your Social Security Number or credit card number into the box and they'll look it up to see if it's on the stolen list.

    Thanks be to The Consumerist.  See?  They are on the sidebar!  Also, I should show some linkage to the new service themselves:  StolenIDSearch.
    Now for the bad part.  If you're paying attention, you can see this coming.
    Is Stolen ID Search attempting to insinuate that in order to check and see if my social security number or credit card numbers have been stolen, I actually should enter my social security number or credit card number online?  Again?  Really? 
    Clark:  Gee, Bob, does that seem prudent?
    Bob:  Hm.  Somehow, I don't think you've thought your cunning plan all the way through.


    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    I know someone who had her identity stolen from her bank manager, who ran maxed out her credit card. So noone is safe. The bank manager was caught, I'm happy to say.

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