Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Practical Identity Theft

Source: The Times

This is really a hybrid crime, rather than a strict cybercrime, since part of the fraud involved physical intervention, but it's one of the most detailed descriptions I've seen of a practical identity theft. In this scam, the fraudsters perform an account take-over, order a new debit card on the account, intercept it, and abuse it. Internet banking was not involved in any crucial manner.

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