Identity thefts seem to be a common thing these days and even the savviest amongst us don’t seem to be immune to this menace. If this could happen to chairman of Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and to personal finance expert and coach Harraine Freeman, this can happen to anybody. In both cases purses that carried the financial credentials were stolen from their cars. Bernanke’s wife Anna’s purse that carried his credit cards, social security card, checkbook, and IDs was stolen. On similar lines Freeman’s purse that contained her health insurance card, driver’s license, check book, car registration and house keys was stolen. In both cases bank transactions were done by the thieves and money was withdrawn from their accounts.
Upon this rapidly growing crime, Bernanke says, “Identity [...]