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Pleasanton Weekly

Cover Story - March 2, 2012

Identity theft

Thieves are using new technologies to steal from consumers

by Glenn Wohltmann

Any given week, Pleasanton police respond to between five and 15 reports of identity theft. On Feb. 27, for example, two people were arrested at Motel 6 with items linked to identity theft -- document-making equipment, credit cards not in their names, fictitious drivers licenses, fictitious registration tags, computer equipment and computer disks (see police bulletin, page 14).

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2012 at 1:45 am

"Do not jail break your iPhone -- illegal but commonly done to get around the restrictions that Apple puts in place."

Reallllly? Did the police department come up with that or did the Weekly? What penal code section is being violated there? Who has gone to jail for that one?

I think the proper term would be "voids the warranty".


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 2, 2012 at 7:59 am

I think the editor had our annoying PW troll (slippers, faye, unions and teachers are very bad, etc.) in mind while crafting this article.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 3, 2012 at 8:26 am

steal my identity and you're gonna be in serious trouble and get you butt kicked...