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A song for ID thieves during the holidays...

If identity thieves got together and went Christmas caroling, there's one song they'd all be singing. And it would go a little something like this…


On the first day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, a stolen card from Social Security.


On the second day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the third day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the fourth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the fifth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the sixth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the seventh day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the eighth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, mail left in the mailbox, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the ninth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, Facebook hacking, mail left in the mailbox, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the tenth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, data breaches, Facebook hacking, mail left in the mailbox, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the eleventh day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, unchecked credit reports, data breaches, Facebook hacking, mail left in the mailbox, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


On the twelfth day of Christmas unwary consumers gave to me, gas pump skimming, unchecked credit reports, data breaches, Facebook hacking, mail left in the mailbox, phishing e-mail scams, unguarded wallets and purses, NO-O-O FIREWALLS! blank credit offers, unshredded statements, poorly-written passwords and a stolen card from Social Security.


Published Dec 21 2010, 11:44 AM by IdentityTheft
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