Think being wealthy, successful and having a clever nickname will keep you safe from identity theft? Think again.
Diddy — formerly known as P. Diddy, formerly formerly known as Puff Daddy and legally known as Sean Combs — recently fell victim to an identity thief who stole Diddy’s American Express Black Card information, TMZ.com reports. If that wasn’t bad enough, the thief posted Diddy’s AmEx card information online this week for the entire web browsing world to see.
Would you lie to your bank if it meant protecting yourself from identity theft?
Although some cardholders indicate they would stretch the truth to keep themselves safe — telling the bank a credit card was lost or stolen when, in fact, that wasn’t true — lying could actually end up hurting you, experts say.
A payment processor that services 250,000 businesses waits until inauguration day to announce what may be the largest-ever breach of credit card data.