Cell Phone Identity Theft

Sometime in May 2016, the chief technology officer at the Federal Trade Commission — tagline, “Protecting America’s Consumers” —  was herself the victim of a growing type of identity theft. She found out when she was talking on her cellphone and right in the middle of the call, her phone stopped working. She had another cellphone on the same account and tried that one. It, too, had no signal. So she called her carrier.