Newborn becomes victim of identity theft

(China Daily)
Updated: 2007-11-24 16:40

A baby boy in Taiwan became blacklisted by police just 40 days after he was born.

Based on police records, he was guilty of overdrawn credit card accounts for the past three years. Parents of the newborn found out the shocker when they tried to open a bank account for their son on Tuesday.

After investigations, police now suspect it was a man, surnamed Wang, who stole the newborn's identification card number and used his identity to carry out the transactions. The authorities are considering getting a new ID card number for the boy.


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