SubscriberWise founder, credit czar, and national child protector
David Howe alerts CenturyLink with critical information involving
federal application fraud, child identity theft, and theft of service
from the Monroe, LA, national operator.
MONROE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Cable—SubscriberWise®,
the leading provider of analytics-driven subscriber decision management
technology and the nation’s largest issuing consumer reporting agency
for the communications industry, announced that the company founder and
CEO provided a representative at CenturyLink with critical information
involving the theft of a 12-year-old boy’s identity. The minor’s
identity was used to illegally obtain service from CenturyLink. The
fraud was perpetrated using the boy’s legitimate name, legitimate social
security number, and a fabricated a year of birth to create the illusion
SubscriberWise CEO David
Howe also notified authorities with details of the CenturyLink child
breach and is preparing evidence for additional complaints with other
law enforcement departments including the Ohio Attorney General.
CenturyLink immediately opened a fraud investigation during the time
Howe provided details of the identity theft.
Unfortunately, at least one other Ohio telecommunications operator is a
confirmed victim. The case is now in the hands of law enforcement
On Friday, September 16, 2016, Howe requested and was provided a police
file number from law enforcement that will be used to suppress the
child’s credit file at Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.
“Once again – and among the hundreds and hundreds of child crimes I’ve
exposed – I’m engaged with the terrible crime of child identity theft,”
stated David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and CEO. “And once again I’m
dismayed because Congress has continued to ignore a myriad of pleas to
solve this problem and protect our children with simple technology
solutions that are so long overdue.
“Over the past 72 hours, I’ve provided law enforcement with a mountain
of evidence to substantiate this fraud and to finally bring this complex
and decade-long child exploitation to an end. The evidence provided to
police included credit reports, a consumer-initiated payment inquiry, an
unreturned equipment serial number, address history, telephone call
logs, and dozens of individual audio records documenting the federal
application fraud and the theft and exploitation of the child’s identity
on multiple occasions during 2015.
“There’s zero doubt of profound victimization with this particular
case,” Howe emphasized. “I intend to use details from this crime to
advocate on behalf of this boy – and child-victims everywhere – by once
again bringing these rarely exposed yet highly frequent crimes to the
attention of President Obama and Congress.
“I want to acknowledge CenturyLink for its immediate attention to my
urgent contact regarding this victim child,” concluded Howe. “It’s not
the first time the operator has heard from the credit czar. And sadly,
until Congress decides to focus serious attention on this issue and
agrees to protect the most vulnerable among us, it will not be the last.”
About SubscriberWise and David E. Howe
SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting
agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009,
SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for
the benefit of America’s independent cable operators. Today
SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred solutions provider for the
National Cable Television Cooperative.
SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are
quantified in the billions of dollars annually.
Having directly prevented multitudes more child identity thefts than any
single individual including law enforcement professionals nationwide,
David Howe is the most productive and engaged child identity theft
expert of the 21st century. Howe’s expertise on the subject of identity
theft has been shared with virtually all levels of state and federal law
enforcement agencies including field agents from the FBI. In 2014, Howe
was contacted by IBM’s RedCell Counter Fraud and Financial Crimes
Intelligence organization for training and information concerning child
Howe is also the highest FICO achiever in worldwide banking and
financial history. Howe is the only known individual – living or
deceased – to have obtained and documented simultaneous perfect FICO 850
and Vantage Scores across every national credit bureau.
SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the
SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.
David Howe, 330-880-4848 x137