Darien Woman Reports Identity Theft From a Credit Card and Other Online Accounts

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The town seal is part of Darien Police Department's shield-like logo (coat of arms?). Here's a widely seen version from the side of a typical patrol car. Note the central gable (the pointy part in the middle) is not quite missing from the building, but it's got the same color as the roof.

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A Darien woman found that her credit card was used to buy food at a Darien restaurant earlier this month and that many of her other online accounts had been compromised and someone else had been logged into them.

The McLaren Road resident said her credit card was also used to charge $1,500 for her Uber account. Police didn’t say when the theft was discovered, but the woman reported it on Monday, May 11.

The compromised accounts included her Facebook, Amazon and Venmo memberships.

  • Police didn’t say whether or not the woman was using the same password for the compromised accounts, an obvious way for an identity thief with one password to get to the others.

The Uber Eats account was used to buy food at the Little Thai Kitchen at 4 West Ave. in downtown Darien. The order was delivered to 127 Greyrock Place in Stamford, the location of the Biltmore Apartments.

The woman immediately cancelled her credit card, deleted her email address, and changed the passwords to all the accounts.

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