Personal Banking Info Stolen from PHX TSA Employees

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    My Fox Phoenix: Personal Banking Info Stolen from PHX TSA Employees

    Apparently someone used a device to "skim" credit/debit card info & drain their bank accounts. At this point it's a crime against TSA agents rather than one perpetrated by them, but ... any bets as to whether this was done by one of their own? :D

    It will be interesting to see who ends up arrested for this. :)
  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    TSA on TSA theft. Does that make arrest more likely? Or on quietly to the next opportunity?
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In-house training?
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I almost feel sorry for the A.S.S.'s

    nah, just joking.:D
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    As someone who has had to clean up from an identity theft issue, let me tell you, it is no picnic. I do feel kind of sorry for them.

    And then I remember how many times I've had my testicles fondled, with my consent, of course. :rolleyes:

    Ye shall reap what ye sow.
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  6. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Interesting. Amazing that the BDOs didn't pick up the person skimming!! :rolleyes:
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  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    They were getting coffee. Duh.
  8. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Good. Screw 'em. I hope they lose their homes and have to go live under a bridge, with all the implied outcomes it entails.
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The perp might have been a BDO saving money for graduate school.
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  10. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    BDO's would have trouble finding an elephant while standing in the middle of an elephant stampede.
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  11. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    When I first read "BDO" I thought of "Building Department Official", and with it many unpleasant connotations to a previous non-flying life in SF.

    What all has been done with my stolen identity I don't still know, since I'm not getting all of my mail. (But I did think it curious that at least one fraudulent account didn't show up on my credit file). Maybe an inside job? My info has been used as a front for robbing others and the shipping carrier won't press charges. Goodness knows if I received the funds I'd be paying my bills easier, jobless whistleblower refugee that I am!

    Like the graduate school line. Too funny!
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The comment startled me, since I've been told nearly the same thing, after I lost my job because I made some semblance of following rules in an outlaw town. But it's nice to know meanspritedness out of all proportion isn't just my imagination.
    What the TSO did to me was criminal, and I'm trying to press charges accordingly, but I would NOT paint that as a broad brush across everything/everyone at a checkpoint, much as I agree we should not be assumed to be terrorists, nor scoped or groped; it was a crime made possible by cover of dubious authotitah, chaos, and power. It occurs to me, I wonder if the TSOs that were robbed at PHX happened to be the more honest/professional ones (vs the BDOs), or a rival gang?

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