Have you seen this guy on T.V. in the past year? His name is Todd Davis. He is the CEO of fraud prevention company LifeLock, Inc. Davis has been daring criminals to steal his identity for two years on the boob tube. He did this by giving out his Social Security number during commercials! It even appears on bill boards.
Something deep down (I’m an I.T. instructor by trade) told me this wasn’t a very good idea. Turns out it wasn’t. Davis’ identity has been stolen.
Twenty people, so far, have obtained driver licenses with Davis’ Social Security number according his attorney. A person in Texas also received a $500.00 emergency loan in Davis’ name.
Customers in West Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey are suing him.
Hey Todd, if you’re reading this, here’s a take-it-or-leave-it lesson for you – one of the best ways to protect yourself, is to keep your Social Security number to yourself, so guys like me can’t put it on their blog.
Todd Davis SSN 457-55-5462. Anyone can google it.
End of the lesson.
I’ve always said, identity protection or theft is a matter of simple common sense or a lack there of, nothing more. This proves it.
Read the whole stoy at CNN here…