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(Gazette)   If your Social Security number is 457-55-5462, your identity has been stolen. Someone call LifeLock. Wait, isn't that the SSN of LifeLock's CEO?   (wvgazette.com) divider line 173
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2008-05-18 09:19:36 AM  
If your Social Security number is numbers 457-55-5462, your you're identify has been stolen. Someone call Lifelock. Wait, isnt aint that Lifelocks CEO?

ftfy
/now they match 'Lifelocks'
 
2008-05-18 09:28:15 AM  
I'm sure Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey will address this immediately...
 
2008-05-18 09:30:38 AM  
Yeah, this just wasn't a smart move on his part. He's probably kicking himself in the ass right now.
 
2008-05-18 09:31:36 AM  
Lifelock's
 
2008-05-18 09:32:04 AM  
Ouch.
 
2008-05-18 09:32:48 AM  
www.lifelock.com

fail
 
2008-05-18 09:32:52 AM  
I don't like it when my identify gets stolen.
 
2008-05-18 09:33:44 AM  
Richard 'Tard' Davis is more like it.
 
2008-05-18 09:33:45 AM  
The West Virginia suit follows similar suits filed in New Jersey in March and Maryland in April. It asks the judge to certify it as a class-action suit.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kevin Gerhold of Falling Waters, and maintains that there are numerous other state residents who were similarly misled into signing up.


that sumbiatch done us wrong, and we comes to collict!

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2008-05-18 09:34:01 AM  
I came back to the US for a weekend back in March and upon being inundated with ads for Lifelock as soon as I touched down in Detroit (transferred to go to Boston, thank god) I figured either this guy had balls of steel or it was a huge scam.

Guess that answers that.
 
2008-05-18 09:34:46 AM  
media001.g4tv.com

/I can has fail thread?
 
2008-05-18 09:35:06 AM  
When I first saw that commercial, I was wondering how long it would take before I heard of something like this.
 
2008-05-18 09:36:07 AM  
cpux:

When I first saw that commercial, I was wondering how long it would take before I heard of something like this.

Same here. What a freaking douchnozzle.
 
2008-05-18 09:36:28 AM  
I'm waiting for the story on how he will never be able to repair his credit history.

But, let's face it, we *all* saw this one coming from miles away.
 
2008-05-18 09:37:14 AM  
Kind of like credit card companies "offering" to hold you harmless from unauthorized purchases, when they are already required to under federal law.
 
2008-05-18 09:39:10 AM  
- start company, promise 1 million payout
- have personal information compromised
- collect 1 million from own company
- PROFIT
 
2008-05-18 09:39:47 AM  
I call bullshiat. 457-55-5462 is the SSN for Jose Manuel De la Torres. I just hired him as a roofer.
 
2008-05-18 09:39:51 AM  
It's possible to get a new social security number, not terribly difficult for a CEO I'd imagine.

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html

That being said, this guy is a giant douche bag and he deserves it.
 
2008-05-18 09:40:04 AM  
I heard a while ago that it happened before, and the CEO sent some goons after the guy who stole it. Turns out the guy who stole it was mentally challenged.
 
2008-05-18 09:40:05 AM  
If your Social Security number is 457-55-5462, your identify identity has been stolen. Someone call Lifelock. Wait, isnt that Lifelocks CEO?

FTFY
 
2008-05-18 09:40:09 AM  
This bit made me laugh: "In Wisconsin, a woman's debit card was stolen, and that thief used that card to sign up for LifeLock,"
 
2008-05-18 09:41:22 AM  
Tempting Fate is rarely a good idea.
 
2008-05-18 09:42:32 AM  
******Don't post personal information on Fark of someone else no matter how easy the data is to find ******

/haha
 
2008-05-18 09:43:18 AM  
Wogus Tempting Fate is rarely a good idea.

And thumbing your nose at it is even worse...
 
2008-05-18 09:44:44 AM  
They're giving it away free? It must be good!
 
2008-05-18 09:45:20 AM  
Yeah_Right: And thumbing your nose at it is even worse...

This guy was mooning Fate.
 
2008-05-18 09:46:51 AM  
Yoda's Pen Is: I call bullshiat. 457-55-5462 is the SSN for Jose Manuel De la Torres. I just hired him as a roofer.

la migra! la migra!

( mass exodus from yoda pen's house )

... oh thats just the mailman. my bad.
 
KIA
2008-05-18 09:48:33 AM  
Pondering:

If there are xxx-xx-xxxx digits in a SSN, that's a max of 999,999,999 - almost a billion numbers, right?

The US has a population of 300 million currently. How many have had numbers before and died? How many are being born?

When will we run out?

What will be used to replace it? 64-bit crypto IDs?

Maybe we shouldn't let the federal government require IDs and have full access to our personal finances... sure would be a lot easier to protect.
 
2008-05-18 09:49:50 AM  
skankboy: ******Don't post personal information on Fark of someone else no matter how easy the data is to find ******

/haha


I'm guessing since everyone in the country knows about this, it really isn't personal anymore, and also it is in the article. Of course, that may not stop the admins from retooling the headline.
 
2008-05-18 09:51:36 AM  
Basically, you could do exactly what they do yourself for free. Just call one or the other of the credit bureaus and ask that a fraud alert be placed on your file. You have to call regularly (monthly, I think) because they do expire rather quickly, but that was all these douches were doing anyway; just calling the credit bureaus for you.
 
2008-05-18 09:52:09 AM  
KIA: Pondering:

If there are xxx-xx-xxxx digits in a SSN, that's a max of 999,999,999 - almost a billion numbers, right?

The US has a population of 300 million currently. How many have had numbers before and died? How many are being born?

When will we run out?

What will be used to replace it? 64-bit crypto IDs?

Maybe we shouldn't let the federal government require IDs and have full access to our personal finances... sure would be a lot easier to protect.


yeah you know that goddamn sonofabiatch reagan wants to put a russian chip in my brain and trade me to NAFTA for a goddam mexican robot to take over my job at the plant.
 
2008-05-18 09:52:48 AM  
Yoda's Pen Is FTW!
 
2008-05-18 09:52:57 AM  
KIA: Pondering:

If there are xxx-xx-xxxx digits in a SSN, that's a max of 999,999,999 - almost a billion numbers, right?

The US has a population of 300 million currently. How many have had numbers before and died? How many are being born?

When will we run out?

What will be used to replace it? 64-bit crypto IDs?

Maybe we shouldn't let the federal government require IDs and have full access to our personal finances... sure would be a lot easier to protect.


Actually *if* I did it right, there should be 1 trillion possible combinations to a social security number.

/feel free to correct if I am wrong
 
2008-05-18 09:53:21 AM  
I laugh at your self-inflicted misfortune.
 
2008-05-18 09:54:04 AM  
skankboy: ******Don't post personal information on Fark of someone else no matter how easy the data is to find ******

/haha


well, it was greened by an admin
 
2008-05-18 09:54:17 AM  
Considering that Lifelock's founder was a scammer can anyone be surprised?
 
2008-05-18 09:55:49 AM  
That was an interesting little read. The icing on the cake was the fact that they get your credit report from freecreditreport.com and you can't get another until a year later. That might be an indicator that the company isn't on the up-and-up.

Of course nobody knew that because none of the people that signed up for LifeLock read the contract they signed.
 
2008-05-18 09:56:43 AM  
I was kinda sleepy and thought that was my SS# for a second.
 
2008-05-18 09:57:23 AM  
KIA: Pondering:

If there are xxx-xx-xxxx digits in a SSN, that's a max of 999,999,999 - almost a billion numbers, right?

The US has a population of 300 million currently. How many have had numbers before and died? How many are being born?

When will we run out?

What will be used to replace it? 64-bit crypto IDs?

Maybe we shouldn't let the federal government require IDs and have full access to our personal finances... sure would be a lot easier to protect.


Wouldn't they just determine which are available after people die and begin reissuing them?
 
2008-05-18 09:58:34 AM  
So far.. I've been quite pleased with Loudsiren. It's the solution states tend to pick when they botch handling sensitive data and have to give folks protection.

Possibly... not the best of endorsements, but I have seen a reduction in junk mail and like the fraud alert notice/call to verify system.
 
2008-05-18 09:58:53 AM  
ought ought ought, ought ought, ought ought ought two...damn Roosevelt!
 
2008-05-18 09:59:02 AM  
I'm Richard Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock Inc., and I'm getting a kick out of this thread...... or AM I Richard Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock Inc.???

/Or am I Spartacus?
 
2008-05-18 09:59:08 AM  
epyonyx: Actually *if* I did it right, there should be 1 trillion possible combinations to a social security number.

/feel free to correct if I am wrong


9 digits with exactly 10 choices for each digit leaves 109 possibilities. So exactly 1 billion if you include 000-00-0000.
 
2008-05-18 10:01:12 AM  
Good god, that company and its CEO is monstrous.

Sounds like the guy is a classic scam artist. I wouldn't be surprised if he just disappears after raiding the company treasury
 
2008-05-18 10:01:51 AM  
Rann Xerox: /Or am I Spartacus?

no youre not . spartacus! left fark :-/
 
2008-05-18 10:04:12 AM  
LandOfChocolate: Good god, that company and its CEO is monstrous.

Sounds like the guy is a classic scam artist. I wouldn't be surprised if he just disappears after raiding the company treasury


Reminded me of the story of Gizmondo and the Swedish guy who wrecked his Enzo.
 
2008-05-18 10:04:14 AM  
And let us not forget that the fonder (not the CEO) of LifeLock was himself an identity thief. He fraudulently used his own father's ID. Nice.

As a security consultant I have always waved people away from LifeLock... and so naturally I'm getting a kick out of... blah blah blah.
 
2008-05-18 10:05:17 AM  
TMBGfreak: epyonyx: Actually *if* I did it right, there should be 1 trillion possible combinations to a social security number.

/feel free to correct if I am wrong

9 digits with exactly 10 choices for each digit leaves 109 possibilities. So exactly 1 billion if you include 000-00-0000.


That's what I get for using the computer calculator.
 
2008-05-18 10:05:26 AM  
TMBGfreak: 9 digits with exactly 10 choices for each digit leaves 109 possibilities. So exactly 1 billion if you include 000-00-0000.

They don't issue numbers where any of the 3 blocks are all zeros.
 
2008-05-18 10:06:32 AM  
Steezy: That was an interesting little read. The icing on the cake was the fact that they get your credit report from freecreditreport.com and you can't get another until a year later. That might be an indicator that the company isn't on the up-and-up.

Of course nobody knew that because none of the people that signed up for LifeLock read the contract they signed.


Actually I think they are not referring to Freecreditreport.com (which isn't "technically" free, but I digress) but that they are talking about the truly free report everyone is entitled to through the federal gov't at annualcreditreport.com
From the article:
"In addition, the company fails to reveal that it obtains its credit reports by requesting on its clients' behalf their free annual credit report. That means consumers can't ask for their own free report for at least 12 months, according to the suit."

Either way though, it's total bullshiat that they got away with not informing their clients about this. That would piss me off more than anything right there!
 
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