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Interview with an ID thief

This CNN special report interviews spammer Jason Carpenter. Though it is dated, it is interesting.

November 29, 2008 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, e-mail, hackers, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, security | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. […] example of how fraud can lead to identity theft, I encourage you to preview this video clip, “An Interview With An ID Thief”,  at Tech-for everyone [click here]. […]


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  2. TechPaul,

    Was in the process of writing a blog article, relating to online fraud and linked to your site for everyone to see this video. Very powerful message…



    Comment by whatsonmypc | November 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. Thank you Rick,
    While this video sort of reinforces the erroneous notion that cybercriminals are rich, White, (American) “kids”.. it is a very well done piece of Journalism, on a very important subject (a $100 billion/year “industry”).


    Comment by techpaul | November 29, 2008 | Reply

  4. What are the best spyware programmes currently available on the market,from the free ones to the ones that cost a few dollars,please recommend the best and why you think they are the best.


    Comment by Waheed Ahmed | November 30, 2008 | Reply

  5. Well, Waheed, I could fill a page with that answer.. and then a whole bunch of folks would disagree with my choices. But here goes.

    For a bundled “security suite” I am currently recommending Norton Internet Security 2009.

    It is important to have more than one anti-spyware. (the second one can be a freebie)
    Paid: Spyware Doctor w/AV, or Webroot Spy Sweeper w/AV
    Free: Spyware Doctor Free, and/or AdAware.

    If you do not have security that includes Antivirus..
    Avast! (Pro or free)

    Also, bolster your defenses with a heuristic tool, such as Threatfire.


    Comment by techpaul | November 30, 2008 | Reply

  6. I’d seen this a while back, but it’s always a good reminder – esp. around this time of the year.


    Comment by Time Tracker | December 2, 2008 | Reply

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