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(Sun Sentinel)   ...and the number one state in America for identity theft is...aw, no fair, guys, you looked at the tag   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 22
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2013-02-27 09:07:26 AM
I'm guessing it's because of all the tourists and elderly people.

/goes to rtfa
 
2013-02-27 09:09:43 AM
Hmmm...I be wrong.  Or it wasn't mentioned.
 
2013-02-27 10:52:50 AM
It's true. We aren't given our own birth certificates after being born in Florida; we just steal someone else's.
 
2013-02-27 10:54:14 AM
It's true! They just made a really un-funny movie about it.
 
2013-02-27 10:54:24 AM
I would also like to see the correlation between identity theft and the state's amount of hard drug use, meth in particular.  It seems that meth and identity theft really go hand-in-hand.  Unless that was already in the article, because I can't be bothered to read that shiat.
 
2013-02-27 11:03:47 AM
Aren't most of the consumer call centers that are still in the U.S located in Florida?
 
2013-02-27 11:07:45 AM
I would be VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs white in these crimes...  Anyone ever check out table 43 on the FBI website? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-th e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43" target="_blank">http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ 2011/crime-in-t h e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43   Pay close attention to the numbers then overlay that with the total population density (roughly 80%-12% by CIA factbook numbers)  There's a very clear correlation. For those that may scream racist.. numbers are not racist, actions speak for them selves.
 
2013-02-27 11:29:28 AM

ongbok: Aren't most of the consumer call centers that are still in the U.S located in Florida?


But that would mean they're scamming people both outside and inside Florida.  This article is saying that most of the victims are in South Florida.

In total, very scary.  There are people who actually want to be Floridians.  ;-)
 
2013-02-27 11:29:28 AM

GoldenEggs: I would be VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs white in these crimes...  Anyone ever check out table 43 on the FBI website? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-th e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43" target="_blank">http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ 2011/crime-in-t h e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43   Pay close attention to the numbers then overlay that with the total population density (roughly 80%-12% by CIA factbook numbers)  There's a very clear correlation. For those that may scream racist.. numbers are not racist, actions speak for them selves.


fixed it table 43

also, people get caught stealing identities several times and nothing happens to them. i know this from people who had their identities stolen from neighbors in florida. literally no prosecution so what is the deterrent?
 
2013-02-27 11:32:14 AM

GoldenEggs: I would be VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs white in these crimes...  Anyone ever check out table 43 on the FBI website? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-th e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43" target="_blank">http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ 2011/crime-in-t h e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43   Pay close attention to the numbers then overlay that with the total population density (roughly 80%-12% by CIA factbook numbers)  There's a very clear correlation. For those that may scream racist.. numbers are not racist, actions speak for them selves.


I wonder what the white would look like if it didnt include hispanics.
 
2013-02-27 11:42:14 AM
In California when we do a check many times their SS# will come as originating/being issued in Florida and the worker has obviously bought the number but guess what it is against the law to deny employment unless they are flagged. You are even warned that it is against the law to fire an employee when you get a letter from Social security stating the number and name does not match you are just required to ask the employee to send in proof of name of number and you are to document it. That is it, nothing happens even when it is so clear it is FAKE!! The letter makes it very clear YOU can get in trouble if you unjustly fire this employee.
 
2013-02-27 12:08:15 PM

porcupine tree: It's true! They just made a really un-funny movie about it.


Well, now we know Rex Reed's Fark handle.
 
2013-02-27 12:22:18 PM
Makes sense to me.

Florida is full of old people, the most vulnerable to cons and identity theft. They are probably wealthier (retirees from other states) and thus better targets for con artists and thieves. And Florida attracts cons because of laws that make it hard to recover money from people who own homes and other property in the State, including some of the most famous bankrupts and fraudsters in the USA and Canada.

Even if Florida didn't have a reputation for strangeness and real estate cons and so forth, it would be a natural demographic target for identify thieves.
 
2013-02-27 12:51:20 PM

GoldenEggs: I would be VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs white in these crimes...  Anyone ever check out table 43 on the FBI website? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-th e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43" target="_blank">http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ 2011/crime-in-t h e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43   Pay close attention to the numbers then overlay that with the total population density (roughly 80%-12% by CIA factbook numbers)  There's a very clear correlation. For those that may scream racist.. numbers are not racist, actions speak for them selves.


It's not the numbers that are racist, it's the fact that you are "VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs. white".
 
2013-02-27 01:36:09 PM

haterade: GoldenEggs: I would be VERY interested to see the ratio of minority vs white in these crimes...  Anyone ever check out table 43 on the FBI website? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-th e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43" target="_blank">http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ 2011/crime-in-t h e-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43   Pay close attention to the numbers then overlay that with the total population density (roughly 80%-12% by CIA factbook numbers)  There's a very clear correlation. For those that may scream racist.. numbers are not racist, actions speak for them selves.

fixed it table 43

also, people get caught stealing identities several times and nothing happens to them. i know this from people who had their identities stolen from neighbors in florida. literally no prosecution so what is the deterrent?


This situation could easily be resolved by treating the homicide of any identity thief by the victim of the theft as a failed suicide attempt rather than murder.
 
2013-02-27 01:47:53 PM
@Cheeky

Damn straight.. to test an ongoing hypothesis that has been proven correct time and time again by (unbiased) FBI numbers.
Curiosity as to the facts is not racist. When someone calls attention to these UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS that make the bleeding hearts squirm...  those bleeding hearts subsequently scream racism to squelch the truth. That is the mechanism and purpose behind "Political Correctness".... The lefties M.O.  The only purpose is to stifle facts and truth.  You may want to do some reading about the godfather of PC.. Carl Marx.   O wait, that may be uncomfortable to you too because Marx was a jew.

...so the clusterF of nonsensical liberal irrationality begins.
FYI  I am not Repukelican either.


@haterade

LOLOL
 
2013-02-27 02:31:25 PM

GoldenEggs: @Cheeky

Damn straight.. to test an ongoing hypothesis that has been proven correct time and time again by (unbiased) FBI numbers.
Curiosity as to the facts is not racist. When someone calls attention to these UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS that make the bleeding hearts squirm...  those bleeding hearts subsequently scream racism to squelch the truth. That is the mechanism and purpose behind "Political Correctness".... The lefties M.O.  The only purpose is to stifle facts and truth.  You may want to do some reading about the godfather of PC.. Carl Marx.   O wait, that may be uncomfortable to you too because Marx was a jew.

...so the clusterF of nonsensical liberal irrationality begins.
FYI  I am not Repukelican either.


@haterade

LOLOL


What is that I do not even...
 
2013-02-27 02:39:21 PM
I'm not worried about this crime: my identity's not worth keeping, let alone stealing.
 
2013-02-27 02:47:22 PM
Lots of credit/debit card skimmers seem to be deployed at gas pumps and ATMs here in Florida, as well. I try to avoid ATM's like the plague and get cash at the grocery store
 
2013-02-27 03:09:51 PM

Pick: Lots of credit/debit card skimmers seem to be deployed at gas pumps and ATMs here in Florida, as well. I try to avoid ATM's like the plague and get cash at the grocery store


Publix FTW.  No fees either.
 
2013-02-27 03:11:04 PM
I get cold calls from all over from people POed about their credit and they just open up with their social security number, DL number and date of birth and name, with out me asking for anything.
I get them calmed down and take their information and inform them of the fair credit reporting act rules and they still act like I can just flip a switch and make things all better or give  them a copy of their report on the spot. I don't even work for a credit bureau. just a credit reporting agency, too. People are numbnuts.
And they act like every one should have access to their files, yet act surprised when their ID gets compromised after they posted a Pic of their driver's licence on face book just after their birthday.
Brilliant.
Yeah, and Floridians calling in because they got burned for having a criminal background wanting to dispute it. I google the name and key work mugshot and I'm like, yeah, sure you di'n't.
This nation is full of morans.
 
2013-02-27 03:13:36 PM
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, His name is my name too.
 
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