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Re: An Unsettling Surprise: Victimized by ID Theft

Steve Sobol (
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:00:42 -0700 wrote:

> Actually, us lay people can do NOTHING about 'opportunity'. I have no
> idea what big data warehouses handle my information, let alone dictate
> to them to maintain proper controls and security.

Quoted in full for emphasis.

I was almost the victim of ID theft in 1998, but that was my own
fault, as I somehow misplaced my Ohio driver's license and in 1998,
they hadn't yet enacted the law that makes a SSN optional on your
license. (In my opinion, it shouldn't ever be on there, but that's
just my opinion. I now live in a state that has enough clue to omit
the SSN from the DL.)

What Lisa says is extremely important. My situation happened out of
sheer stupidity and absent-mindedness, and I could have prevented it
very easily. Situations like the one with Cardsystems can't be
prevented by the consumer.

Steve Sobol, Professional Geek 888-480-4638 PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
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