Chief Justice John Roberts a Victim of Credit Card Fraud

File this under -- "can happen to anyone."

According to Al Kamen of the Washington Post, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was recently the victim of credit card fraud. It appears that someone obtained his credit card numbers, leading to him cancelling his card. As this is a one-off post on the WaPo politics blog, I doubt that we'll see much follow-up to this story.

At the same time, this kind of news highlights the importance of monitoring your credit report as well as your credit card statements. Resolving issues related to credit card fraud and identity theft can be a difficult task. Catching problems before they balloon is one way to protect yourself.

On a related note, I wonder if the Chief Justice would have an easier time clearing up his credit card records than the average person. It's my hope that an experience like this would give him some insight into the world of the average consumer.

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