July 21, 2009

Identity Theft Chat's Kindle Contest: Entry #1 (Wheelchair Antics)

I want an Amazon Kindle. Why? Because it's about the only way I'm going to read e-books that are longer than a novella. I'm the kind of guy who isn't keen on staring at a computer screen longer than necessary. I write at my computer, and believe me, I can go bleary eyed doing that.

So, Identity Theft Chat is hosting a contest this month where a winner will be randomly drawn to win an Amazon Kindle 2. I'm in. And to enter I need to read one of their many horror stories about identity theft, then blog about it, then link it to them. Here's what I saw on their site ...

Wheelchair Antics

All this guy wanted to do was rent a wheelchair for his grandmother-in-law while in Vegas. Later, he gets a call from his credit card company inquiring about a strange purchase at a Home Depot in St. Louis: $6,000 worth of gift cards.

What the what?! Okay, unless you're opening a gift card shop, why would you buy more than one, let alone a number necessitating a charge of six grand? Like the victim of fraud here, I'd have had a danged coronary.

And how low do you have to be to commit the fraud after renting a guy a wheelchair for an elderly old lady? That's some dirty pool, that is.

Note: Check out the link HERE to get details on the Kindle contest. Maybe you'll want to join too.

2 comments:

  1. nudder one canuck... hiya fox!

    that's some really dirty pool you posted about :(

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  2. Hey, Wolf. Ain't it, though. I may not have much of an identity to steal, myself, but I shudder at the thought of some crook doing it.

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