Father racks up debt in daughter’s name

A friend who works for Wired just pointed me to this story:

It was her first credit card application, or so she thought, prompted by an offer on her Ohio college campus for a free T-shirt.

But a rejection letter uncovered troubling news: someone had already opened four credit cards in her name and racked up $50,000 in debt.

That someone, it turns out, was her father.

I guess a shredder isn’t the best protection against identity theft these days.

Also, a belated link from last week’s issue of The Onion, just in case you missed it: Modern-Day Proust Emails Friend Six Times A Day. (Thanks, Ang.)


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