Microsoft Security Expert 'An Evolution in Online Fraud'

Martin Biegelman, director of Financial Integrity, has spent 30 years fighting identity theft and recently published a book detailing his experience and expertise. “A more recent case involving famous individuals illustrates how criminals have combined low tech with high tech and widened the pool of potential victims. In 2001, Abraham Abdallah was arrested after fleecing […]

Martin Biegelman, director of Financial Integrity, has spent 30 years fighting identity theft and recently published a book detailing his experience and expertise. “A more recent case involving famous individuals illustrates how criminals have combined low tech with high tech and widened the pool of potential victims. In 2001, Abraham Abdallah was arrested after fleecing members of Forbes’ 400 Richest People in America list. He used Web-enabled cell phones, virtual voicemail, and library computers to dupe credit reporting companies such as Equifax into providing detailed credit reports on his victims. When he was arrested in New York, Abdallah had a copy of the Forbes magazine with the list of his victims, who included Warren Buffett, Paul Allen, and Steven Spielberg.”

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