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Re: Arbitration Left ID Theft Victim With $27,000 Bill

Rich Greenberg (
Wed, 2 Mar 2005 00:39:12 +0000 (UTC)

In article <>,
Carl Navarro <> wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 01:37:02 -0500, Marcus Didius Falco
> <> wrote:


>>> By Caroline E. Mayer

>>> Yes, I thought your liability from a 'stolen' card (which this
>>> is) was $50.00?

>> Only if you notify them within 24 or 48 hours. She didn't notify them for
>> weeks, until the bill came in.

> What was she thinking? She should have known that someone stole her
> identity BEFORE the bill came in.

> Oh, maybe she wasn't a psychic afer all ...

Part of the problem was that someone claiming to be her sister called
MBNA and changed the address, so the statements never arrived. True,
this SHOULD have set off an alarm, but ...

The last time I changed the billing address for a CC, they sent a letter
to BOTH addresses confirming it. Of course as I had already moved, the
one to the old address was forwarded to the new address ...

Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign + 1 770 321 6507
Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67
Canines:Val, Red & Shasta (RIP),Red, husky Owner:Chinook-L
Atlanta Siberian Husky Rescue. Owner:Sibernet-L

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