February 20, 2005
How To Increase Identity
(By Ron Branson - J.A.I.L. CIC)
The establishment is shocked to witness the
explosion of idenity theft today. On a graph chart, the line is going
straight up. What shocks me is to observe how those behind the cause
are shocked. Or, perhaps maybe that is part of the plan. They want
us to believe it is an explosion that is out of the
Understanding this escalation mystery of false
I.D. is really figured out quite logically. The solution is a
simple matter of science, with the manifestation of cause and
effect. In other words, it is impossible for this phenomona not to take
A man rushes into a doctors office with his nose
bleeding profusely asking the doctor to suppress the bleeding. The
doctor inquires into what caused such bleeding. The man says,
"Everybody keeps hitting me in the nose." So the doctor asks him why
people would be hitting him in the nose. He responds, "I don't know,
doctor." The doctor asks him, "Well, tell me what transpires
just prior to people hitting him in the nose." The man says, "Well, you
see, I am training to be a prize-fighter, and so I have been standing
on the street corner practicing my punches on pedestrians as
they walk by."
People do not steal that which has no value.
Where identities have no value, people do not steal them. All any
establishment has to do to witness an over-the-top explosion
in identity theft, is to make false identity valuable.
For instance, if one's name happened to
be Goldstein, and they lived in Nazi Germany during Hitler's
day, it would be very understandable to figure out why false
I.D. would get out of hand, and they would want to get some false I.D.
If there were no created value in possessing false I.D., then why
would anyone bother in getting it?
Identity theft always runs in direct
proportion to the created need for it. It is turned on and off
just like a faucet. When governments do not demand I.D. from
anyone, then nobody cares about what I.D. they may be carrying.
Contrariwise, when government demands I.D.
everywhere, people will automatically resort to stealing someone's
I.D. to possess.
When I was a child, and I don't think I was
unique, I used to act suspicious by making it appear I was hidding
something in my hand. For instance, I would quickly put my tightly
wadded fist behind my back. They other child would ask, "What is
it you are hidding behind your back? I would deny that I was hiding
anything behind my back. The more they wanted to know what I had, the
more I would deny I had anything, while zealously guarding my
empty wadded hand. The more they insisted I open my hand and show
my hand, the more vigorously I would guard my hand from prying
Now stealing someone's I.D. can never be
justified, and it is indeed a crime. But the natural laws of
self-preservation force some to compromise someone elses
privacy by using theirs. In other words, governments are fostering
otherwise non-criminals to become criminals by conducting identity
theft in order to protect their own privacy.
Government, in order to cover for
itself, would have us all to believe that all people
stealing identities do so in order to commit crimes upon another.
But other than the crime of the identity theft itself, most are simply
trying to protect themselves from an intruding govenment, and wish to
live their lives in peace apart from harrassing government.
In order to keep this cause and effect under
wraps, the government, with the help of the media, play up for
public consumption, stories where a person actually did steal another's
identity for use in a crime. These identity theft cases are very
valuable to government.
Yes, false identities are valuable. Government
have made them so. To reduce identity theft, all that needs to be
done is to reduce the value of false identities, and identity theft
will deminish tremendously. But that is just the point. Governments
want to esculate the value of false I.D., but not face the
obvious result. The bottom line is, government is in direct control of
the demand for false identification. They turn it on and
off at will. They just do not "will" to turn it off. The
government's answer to the "problem" is to increase the penalties
for false I.D., making false I.D. more valuable, and thus creating
more identity theft.
ChoicePoint ID Theft Problem
By Ed Oswald, BetaNews
February 17, 2005, 1:14 PM
The identity theft investigation involving database giant ChoicePoint,
company that provides consumer information to insurance companies, got
much larger late Wednesday.
The company disclosed an additional 110,000 people across the
could have had their personal information compromised, bringing the
total number of possible victims to 145,000. The new tally likely makes
ChoicePoint's break-in the largest case of identity theft in
"ChoicePoint is actively engaged with local and federal law
agencies in the continuing investigation of a fraud committed against
us," the company said in a statement, "through which a small number of
very well organized criminals posed as legitimate companies to gain
access to personal information about consumers."
The story, first revealed on MSNBC.com late Monday, originally
that some 35,000 California residents were affected. Nearly 50 fake
companies had been set up to access the information, through which data
was compromised last fall.
Although the breach was discovered in October, law enforcement
prevented the company from disclosing it, even to the victims
"They gave a toll free number to call, but when I called, the
just read from a script ... they said disclosing too many details may
hurt an ongoing investigation," Elizabeth Rosen, a California resident
who received one of the letters told MSNBC.
So far, approximately 750 instances of identity theft relating to
compromised information have been found in California alone.
ChoicePoint says it has acted to prevent the problem again in the
future. "We are continually updating our processes and procedures to
ensure the integrity of our systems and the information they contain,"
the company said.
Interesting, is lacking in this report is a different
report that states that ChoicePoint sold the private information to
others, thinking they were legitimate business merchants
purchasing this information.