ID Theft

Robert X. Cringely®  Dumb, dumber, and Davis
Here's a lesson in how not to do business on the Internet:
  1. Start a company that guarantees your customers never have to worry about having their identity stolen

  2. Publish your own Social Security Number on your company's Web site, to show just how foolproof your service is

  3. Allow a mentally retarded person to steal your identity, using the SSN you've just broadcast to the world

  4. Send thugs to his home to wring a confession from him, making the crime impossible to prosecute

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