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How Far Will One Go To Commit Fraud?

Posted by familydynamics on December 9, 2007

John Darwin, a canoeist, disappeared from his home in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, in March 2002 and was presumed drowned after his wrecked canoe was found.Then, eight days ago, he walked into a London police station, claiming that he had no recollection of the intervening years. He was arrested last Tuesday.

Reports yesterday suggested his initial account to police of his disappearance appeared to differ from his wife’s version of events.

Last night, however, he was accused of faking his death to pay off debts. He was charged with making an untrue statement to procure a passport and obtaining a money transfer by deception in relation to life insurance. His wife, Anne Darwin, is currently making preparations to fly back to the UK where she faces arrest.

Too bad they did not realize that they would eventually get caught. How bizarre it is to give up five years, of ones’ life, for a bogus insurance claim. When will people realize, CRIME DOES NOT PAY.


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Are Social Networking Sites Safe?

Posted by familydynamics on November 26, 2007

Millions of young people are putting themselves at risk of identity fraud by leaving their “electronic footprint” on Internet Web sites and blogs, the country’s privacy watchdog has warned.Concerned about the explosion of personal information available online, the Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) has launched official guidelines for millions of people who use networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.

The guidance includes warnings that a “blog is for life” and “reputation is everything” while entries can leave a permanent “electronic footprint” on the Internet.

The report said that the future of almost three-quarters of young people aged between 14 and 21 — about 4.5 million people — could be placed at risk by the reckless use of information.

The IOC survey found the online content “could damage the prospects of young people and leave many more vulnerable to identity fraud”.

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