Wednesday, August 06, 2008

ID Thefts at England Air Force Bases Total $70,000

Geoff Ziezulewicz writes in The Stars and Stripes (European Edition):

Thieves spent $650 on a shopping spree at Bloomingdale's in New York City and more than $1,100 at various Canadian businesses in just two cases of identity theft reported in the past month within Air Force communities in England.

Sixty-six victims reported losses totaling $37,917 at RAF Lakenheath from July 5 to Aug. 5.

Victimsf bank accounts were hacked and duplicate debit cards were created to make purchases all over North America, from Canada to Mexico and throughout the States, according to statistics provided by Lakenheathfs 48th Security Forces Squadron.

Approximately 150 identity theft incidents totaling about $70,000 were reported within the RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath communities in the past month, according to Air Force investigators.

More here.

Hat-tip: Pogo Was Right


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