Former identity thief now fights crimes he helped perfect

Source: Herb Weisbaum, NBC News

Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Johnson made millions developing online fraud techniques and creating two major online crime syndicates, before getting busted (several times) and spending more than six years behind bars.

“If you’re not going to listen to a cop, listen to a robber,” O’Farrell said. “Freeze your credit, stop using weak passwords, do the things that you’re supposed to do to protect yourself, and maybe we can slow down these just guys a little bit.”

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