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Bail Bonds, Instagram and a Steak Through the Heart

Monday, May 13, 2013

steaks and bail bondsDo you think that people really care what you are eating at this very second?  Do you think that they need to see an Instagram photo of your dinner posted on Facebook?  As social media has exploded over the past 5 years, more and more people are posting pictures of any and everything they can regardless of its insignificance.  Many people refer to the picture taking of food items as “food porn.”  But sometimes even what most would consider an insignificant photo of some food can get you into a whole lot of trouble.  In the recent case of a couple in South Florida, their photo got them put in jail and in need of a bail bondsman.

The couple we are referring to were 2 notorious identity thieves.  In fact, the man claimed to undercover IRS agents that he had over 700,000 stolen identities to sell.  During an undercover transaction between the thieves and the IRS agents at a Morton’s steakhouse, a secret flash drive was exchanged and an Instagram photo was taken of the man’s mouth-watering Morton’s filet mignon (and just in case you are wondering, we are not being paid by Morton’s to mention them in this post….however, we are more than happy to accept a commission if they are interested).  Anyway, the agents were able to connect the flash drive to a man’s name, but were not able to close the loop on the actual man and his name.  This is of course until the Instagram photo appeared on social media under the man’s name….oops.  You could probably guess the man’s reaction when he learned that he was turned in by his own photo.  So next time, you are thinking of sharing that next meal of yours with the world, think twice because you don’t want it to be your last one.  Read the original article below.

Original article: Instagram 'food porn' photo leads IRS to identity thieves