BISMARCK -- Five cases of identity theft involving the creation of Verizon Wireless accounts without the individuals’ knowledge have been reported to the Bismarck police this month.
While most of the victims have received only a bill for services, one individual also received an iPhone X, which was not ordered, in the mail.
According to Bismarck police, a 30-year-old Bismarck woman alerted the department on Tuesday, June 19, after receiving a Verizon Wireless bill in the mail, which depicted service charges totaling $1,320. The woman, who has never been a customer of the wireless carrier, said she never signed up for the account.
According to Sgt. Tim Sass, in all five cases Verizon Wireless canceled the accounts and the individuals were not charged for the unauthorized services.