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Yates man on Dateline's 'To Catch an I.D. Thief'

There are 8 comments on the Whec.com story from Mar 27, 2007, titled Yates man on Dateline's 'To Catch an I.D. Thief'. In it, Whec.com reports that:

A man from Yates County gets caught up in a Dateline NBC sting aimed at catching identity thieves.

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Wichita Falls, TX

#1 Mar 27, 2007
Jeff Ball gets my vote for the idiot of the year award. Whatever happens to him financially is less than what this fool deserves.

Joe aka "the victim of identity theft"

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2007
I feel bad for this man if he honestly was not aware of what was happening but I find it hard to believe he didn't find this whole situation suspicious???

Webster, NY

#3 Mar 28, 2007
I used to work with Jeff. I feel bad for his wife,(yes he is married)she is the sweetest women. He is a fool!

Wichita Falls, TX

#4 Mar 28, 2007
Yes, I fogot about his wife, but remember she was also taking in the the stolen goods when Chris Hanson delivered the items.


I can appreciate the fact that you feel sorry for this man as he may have been duped, but he knew full well what he was doing when he got engaged to another woman before checking with his wife first!

Wichita Falls, TX

#5 Mar 28, 2007
Failed to mention how I became the victim of identity theft. I'll pass this on to serve as information.

I went to a major national retail store to purchase a larger ticket item. I was asked if I would like to apply for a store credit card to save 20% on my purchase. I filled out the credit application and made my purchase. My information was then sold by someone within that national company.

Be Careful.

Canandaigua, NY

#6 Apr 6, 2007
There are a lot of "offers" at yahoo and other sites for jobs and business partners.
I believe this man was just thinking he FINALLY found a job.
This is a finacially depressed area to live in~

LOL Joe, Thanks for the warning~
have you ever filled out the questionaires to "win" a free gift?
Chuck Bridgen

Newton, NJ

#7 May 14, 2007
Adrienne wrote:
I used to work with Jeff. I feel bad for his wife,(yes he is married)she is the sweetest women. He is a fool!

Columbia, MO

#8 May 24, 2007
From the show, it looked like on the monitor it looked like he was using Robert Ball <[email protected]>.

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