File this under -- "can happen to anyone."
Al Kamen of the Washington Post, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was recently the victim
of credit card fraud. It appears that someone obtained his credit card
numbers, leading to him cancelling his card. As this is a one-off post
on the WaPo politics blog, I doubt that we'll see much follow-up to
At the same time, this kind of news highlights the importance of monitoring
your credit report as well as your credit card statements. Resolving issues
related to credit card fraud and identity theft can be a difficult task.
Catching problems before they balloon is one way to protect yourself.
On a related note, I wonder if the Chief Justice would have an easier time
clearing up his credit card records than the average person. It's
my hope that an experience like this would give him some insight into
the world of the average consumer.