Massive ID Theft Ring Targeting Celebs Busted in Philly

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PHILADELPHIA Investigators busted a massive identity theft ring allegedly operating out of a home in Northeast Philadelphia Friday.

Police said the list of targeted victims includes celebrity names like Eagles Quarterback, Donovan McNabb, (Go Eagles!) his mother Wilma, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

According to police, there are 17 confirmed victims and believe that number will rise into the hundreds.

In some cases the suspects were able to steal money from some of Hollywood's A-list names, but the exact amount is unclear.

The Northeast Philly home was a lab for Identity Theft . Police found "bags & bags, and boxes & boxes of checks, credit cards and computers containing personal information on hundreds of unsuspecting consumers.

To avoid becoming a victim of id theft you should order your free annual credit report at or by calling toll free: 877-322-8228 and consider placing fraud alerts on your credit reports.

Deter, Detect and Defend your identities and take all necessary steps to ensure your credit file is accurate and personal information is safe from fraud.

Taking the necessary steps
now, might just save you a lot of money, time and aggravation later if you become one of the ten million people expected to fall victim to id theft this year.

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