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Mistaken Identity Theft
'I'm not saying your parents are lying to get you into this school, but your name isn't Susan, is it?'
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"For a limited time we'll let you buy back your stolen itendtity."
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'You're not bidding on something again, are you? . . . So when some goofy item and a debit in our account show up at roughly the same time, I am to assume what?'
"You didn't fill in the part that would make it incredibly easy to steal your identity."
'Look closely. Do you see the one who stole your identity?'
'I've found that poverty helps protect my identity.'
'Good news! Some guy stole my identity online. Now he's saddled with my bad credit rating.'
'I stole the identity of someone who turned out to be a woman, so next week I have to go for a mammogram.'
'I stole some guy's identity. Turns out he's a pianist, so I'm giving a concert next month in Paris.'
"Do you have another card? This one's been reported stolen."
Guess your weight, height, date of birth, e-mail address, and social security number.
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'When we ask you to present a photo ID we prefer one that has your own picture on it.'
"I don't care if it's not you. That's the Social Security number you've been using."
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'Hello, Mr. Thomas! We noticed you've recently been mugged! Hey, there's no better time than now to consider purchasing our identity theft protection insurance!...'
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"Great news! All of those bill collectors stopped hounding me - the hacker who stole my identity is being hounded by them now."
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A Courtesy Call
"Everything looks OK, but I still need a DNA sample just to be sure it's you."
"I'm making sure my hard drive's car of any data."
"Great news! All of those bill collectors stopped hounding me because the hacker who stole my identity is being hounded by them now."
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"You want an expert in identity theft? Look no further, I'm the fake McCoy."
'Here's your identity back. Man, being you was no fun at all.'
"I'm living the life of Riley. I stole his identity."