A North Carolina church received an AT&T bill for 17 i Phones purchased by an identity thief.
In December 2015, four suspects were charged with using fake identity documents to purchase i Phones at AT&T stores in Kansas.
A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and walked out with two brand new i Phones assigned to my telephone numbers.
As far as I’m aware the thief has not been caught and could be targeting others with this crime.Media reports on mobile phone account hijacking provide more evidence of this problem.A 2013 Forbes article reported that the government had seized over 5,500 phones from a Michigan operation that allegedly acquired them fraudulently from AT&T, Verizon, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Apple stores and was shipping them overseas.I was interested in learning where the theft had occurred and how much of my personal information was in the hands of the thief.Section 609(e) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that companies provide business records related to identity theft to victims within 30 days of receiving a written request.
She assumed it was a mistake, and told me to take my phones to one of my mobile carrier’s retail stores.