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Identity Theft and Fraud

  • Peter van Schijndel
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

There are many different forms of identity theft. In 2004, I fell victim to one of the more common ones, debit card fraud. Someone had managed to copy my debit card and had also acquired my pin code. Presumably through a modified ATM, fitted with a card reader and a small hidden camera. Using the copied debit card and spied pin code, this person then managed to empty my entire checking’s account at various ATM’s abroad, in France and Italy. I had an overdraft facility, and the criminal was more than happy to take full advantage of that as well. Overnight, the little credit I had with the bank was converted into a 1,000 € debt.

Keywords

Financial Gain Identity Theft Real Person Debit Card Identity Switch 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hoyng Monegier LLPAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The Centre for eLaw, Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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