Jun 05 2007
Early last month I accidentally left my ATM card in a local machine. As a good security professional, I called and had the card canceled as soon as I realized what I’d done. When I got the new card, everything was good again. Except for the accounts I’d had using that card, such as my ISP. Which I was reminded of by a banner across my browser this morning.
If losing one card can cause this much trouble, I hate to think of what recovering from a case of identity theft would be like for the victim. The people I’ve talked to say the recovery is a several year long process, and can have repercussions for years. Having to replace a single card is a cake walk in comparison. I’m just glad of the excellent support staff at Sonic.net that had me back online within 30 minutes.
Have you had a personal experience with identity theft or know of a site about personal experiences? Send me a link or leave a comment.