Truth 18 Being dead doesn’t protect you from identity theft

In April 2008, federal prosecutors charged a woman in California named Tracy Kirkland (with her 13 aliases) with 15 identity theft–related charges. Her attacks took place between October 2005 and March 2008. What makes this particular identity theft case unique is that all the victims were deceased.

What makes this particular identity theft case unique is that all the victims were deceased.

There have been cases in the past in which an identity thief has used the credentials of a deceased individual to create new credit cards, but this was different. You see, Ms. Kirkland found a new way to exploit an old trick already used by many identity thieves.

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