The Leveson Inquiry and Online Scams
It was reassuring to read that the Leveson inquiry into media phone hacking has talked to the UK information commissioner and that he gave British private investigators a clean bill of health.
Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, told the inquiry that in the past 5 years he had found no evidence of the media hiring private investigators to steal people's private information.
There will always be bad eggs in any industry, but it's nice to hear information laws and privacy concerns seem to be upheld by private investigators.
On a different note, there has been a larger that usual number of trace requests asking to find ebay or online scammers. These people are very difficult to locate as all the information they have given you is false. A fake name, fake address, and asked you to pay by cash or send cash through western union. Please email ebay first and ask them for the person's address they have on file, it might be at least a previous address of theirs. As always, prevention is better than cure so stay away from any emails out of the blue offering money for doing nothing.
Andy on 02.24.12 @ 04:20 AM CST [link]