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Hacked or something and my Identity was Stolen... this sucks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by daveguy, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. daveguy

    daveguy Power Member

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    Some asshole has a fake ID of me and used it 10 days ago. Its really strange, this guy bought screen protectors and a cell phone case for the exact same phone as mine. He presented the store clerk with my ID and somehow knew the password to my Verizon account too. When I called the store, the clerk said the guy even had a shirt on of the University I go to. The purchase was in a town about 4 hours away, but man this guy did his research, what an asshole.

    Police are useless, said the theft wasn't large enough for them to investigate, thats what really pisses me off. An identity theft case isn't enough for them to investigate. The store wasn't willing to release the security videos to me either, they said it cost 600 dollars. So pissed, I have no idea how they got my Verizon account password, I don't even know what it is, I don't think I have logged into that account in over 4 months.

    So now I'm wondering why this douche went through so much trouble of obtaining a shirt of my University and such only to buy some screen protectors and a cell phone case. I changed my CC number, bank number, checked my credit score, put my credit on fraud alert status, reported to the police... anything else I should do. This really freaks me out.

    I wasn't worried about that 1 domain I had at Godaddy that doesn't have whois protection, guess Its worth that 5 bucks (I go with namecheap now)

    /endrant
     
  2. the_demon

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    Why would he spend so much time?

    - He can access your bank account
    - He can screw you tax wise by making bank and put the blame on you when the tax bill isn't paid
    - He can get credit cards burn them up and leave you with the tab

    Let your imagination wonder... You sure as hell better lock your PC down and keep at the police tell them to get the guy on camera, that's a golden ticket... Do something!!!
     
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  3. jacobadiah

    jacobadiah Newbie

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    Time to change all of your passwords. You might also look into the services that monitor your credit history to see if he's applying for credit in your name.
     
  4. Wraethu

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    The same thing happened to me 12 years ago. You may want to look into getting a new SSN #.
     
  5. Sanitarium

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    Jason Bourne at it again, fucker got me too.
     
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    in all seriousness though, he didn't go thru all that trouble just for the case.. he was testing it out.
     
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    Why? Well let me tell you. This was most likely a test to find out whether or not you would have realized it. The person was probably testing if it is safe for him to move onto some bigger operation. You can only wonder what the actual point of all of this was, but by the sounds of it, this was probably a safety measure of some kind.
     
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    Phone the company and let them deactivate the account concerned.
     
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    had your ID, bought screen protectors and a case for the same phone you own, had your password, and wore a shirt of the university you go to...

    are you sure you weren't high and all of this was ACTUALLY you?
     
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  10. daveguy

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    Already signed up for fraud alert protection through Experian

    How much does this cost? What are the first steps?

    Thats what I thought, fuck me.

    are you talking about Verizon, I already did that.

    Unfortunately no, the purchase was made in the town I used to live before I went to college though.

    this sucks
     
  11. popcrdom29

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    I'm guessing the way he got all of your information is from your PC using a key logger that steels your information. If you've changed all of your online data without scanning for key loggers, he most likely has your new info as well.

    You should first either do a reformat to make sure you've gotten rid of all infections or run anti-key logger software.

    From what it sounds like, he knows your entire history. That really sucks. As someone already mentioned, you should also monitor your credit closely just in case this person tries to do some more devious shit.
     
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  12. daveguy

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    Any recommendations for good free anti keyloggers, google has an overwhelming amount

    thanks for all of the help everyone!
     
  13. sirgold

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    If a keylogger is smart enough, it'll be VERY difficult to detect for reasons I'm not gonna explain at this time. Format your machine, brother it might be the best thing you'll do for a long time. Trust me.
     
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    have you ever logged into any sort of accounts at hotels/ libraries?
     
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    Why would someone go through that much trouble?

    Because the average identity theft goes undiscovered for as long as four to six months. During that four to six months a good thief, a professional (read, real buttwipe) can run up over $250,000 of debt if he's got a photo ID that's convincing enough.

    How?

    Don't think personal credit, think corporate credit. That's right. Once he's done with the small stuff (when most people either think (s)he's done, or before they notice) then comes the filing of a corporation (if it hasn't already been filed and sitting on thief's desk at home), and then going after creditlines with a theft victim as the personal guarantor of the corporate credit. And if he happens to have real guts, he can even buy a house by having a mortgage broker in on the scam, obtaining blank tax forms (see Office Depot, it's the right time of year) and then if he decides he wants to renegotiate with the bank after the home closing, will file bankruptcy in order to try to keep the house, in the name of the ID theft victim!

    Before you laugh, consider that some of those foreclosures taken back by banks and now on the market were bought by buyers who pulled exactly this kind of stunt. If you knew the industry enough you could generate just about everything a lender will request when trying to prevent this kind of stuff.

    But forget about the house, the thief can probably buy multiple cars in your name if he is just looking for fun on your dime. And then there is always the chop shop that will pay cash for complete cars . . .

    And don't even get me STARTED on Paypal and the ugliness a thief can wreak using their system to receive money from others and then not delivering a promised product they got money for . . . money that Paypal thinks YOU got!

    Sorry! Didn't mean to upset you. The good news in all of this? Once you get a police report number and have evidence of active criminal activity that is on-going, the Social Security Administration can give you a new number if you request it as long as you provide the police report number and/or copy of the report with your request.

    The bad news? (Besides what's above, I mean.) You need to get to a police department and have them run your record (provided it's clean) and give you a certified print-out ASAP. Also, get a fingerprint card done up for an FBI background check and send it off to West Virginia to check your own record to be sure that it comes back "No Record Found". Don't delay. Sometimes when a thief gets caught committing some other crime, they will give your name and details out to the cops, and then BAMM . . . now YOU have a criminal record. Yes, the fingerprints won't match, but that will only come out after you get stopped and spend a few nights cooling your heels in a jail cell. Cops don't usually believe an identity was stolen and YOU'RE the VICTIM not the bad guy until they get the prints back . . .
     
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    I love this post. Very good information. You're the man.
     
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    damn bro you sound like you did this before lol but good info and all true because it happened to my sister.
     
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    You can buy a full identity for like $10 online. including CC # full name addy and SSN.

    Scary world out there.. Protect yourself.
     
  20. thetvnun

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    a pre cc dump would only test online via a small donation. so it had just been carded. for this reason i do not believe it was a keylogger, and the odds of it being a keylogger AND 4 hours away are a stretch. that would have only resulted in an online purchase, and, as the magnetic strip was ostensibly copied. the card imo was skimmed, batched, carded and sold LOCALLY. an id/dl would have cost him at least $150 and he would not have purchased that, he simply would have said "omg i cant believe i forgot it". i've handled a few of these and while we do not give a copy of the video to the victim, we do allow (and encourage) them to view it. anyway, this guy is done with your card. just an imo