I have written a number of times about the problems of credit card theft and how easy it is to avoid such problems. In several of these articles, I have mentioned that the attorney-generals of a number of states have promised investigations into the problems. Now someone has really gained the undivided attention of one state attorney-general.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said on Tuesday that her office would be launching an investigation into recent credit card thefts. During the press conference, Coakley said that she was a victim of identity theft in recent months, telling the audience that her stolen credit card information was used to make fraudulent iTunes purchases.
This reminds me of the lyrics to Jim Croce's song, You Don't Mess Around With Jim:
And ev'rybody say
Jack, don't you know that
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim
Perhaps that last line should read, "And you dont mess around with Martha."
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