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Ama from a former identity thief

Postby beef.stu » Wed May 29, 2013 11:17 am

found this on reddit the other day even though it is over a year old. It is one of the few AMA's that ive actually almost read all the way through. pretty interesting.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:05 pm

I think there was a big article in Wired about that guy. Interesting stuff.

EDIT: The article was about the guy who outed him as a CI
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:26 pm

I'm starting to get paranoid now when they handle my card I'm thinking don't let it out of my sight, and do they have a scanner that can steal my info hidden on themselves and things like that. I'm naturally paranoid anyway so this just makes it worse!

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Postby beef.stu » Wed May 29, 2013 3:16 pm

I found it interesting that he breaks all of the RFID chips in his cards and keeps his passport in a shielded case to prevent skimming. And to think I got my debit card replaced because the RFID chip stopped working...time to go break it again haha
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Postby KrazyNick » Wed May 29, 2013 4:27 pm

Good read I'm so paranoid anyways I knew most of it but you never know!
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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 29, 2013 4:59 pm

beef.stu wrote:I found it interesting that he breaks all of the RFID chips in his cards and keeps his passport in a shielded case to prevent skimming. And to think I got my debit card replaced because the RFID chip stopped working...time to go break it again haha


A sheet of tin foil in your wallet or between the pages of your passport should do the trick. If needed, you can pull it out and wear it as a hat.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:05 pm

Side note - the CSP is made of some sort of steel alloy. I wonder if it blocks RFID readers.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:53 pm

djrez4 wrote:A sheet of tin foil in your wallet or between the pages of your passport should do the trick. If needed, you can pull it out and wear it as a hat.


Don't give me any ideas

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Postby rockyrock » Thu May 30, 2013 1:36 am

djrez4 wrote: If needed, you can pull it out and wear it as a hat.


Hahaha--lmao; glad someone said it!

I just bought a shielded passport wallet on Amazon for like $12. Some said it doesn't work but I put my work security badge inside and it wouldn't scan so I feel okay about it. I may pick up regular wallet too...
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