I agree with the original author, Ray Stern, this article in no way gives credit to the source and therefore the part in question is pure plagiarism.
I would not have expected this from a director of the BBB.
Here is a link to Ray Stern's original piece: http://bit.ly/aRBBkq
Alan, this is blatant plagiarism. Do you steal for your other columns, too? You should rewrite this and use words that came out of your own brain. Feel free to link to my May 13 story about LifeLock, which is where you got the info and part of the text.
Here's how my story began -- readers, compare this to Alan's "work":
By Ray Stern Thursday, May 13 2010
It's been two months since the feds tried to gut LifeLock with a $12 million penalty for deceptive advertising, and the company's Web site still boasts that it can protect people from identity theft.
Davis, a suit-wearing, ever-smiling salesman with short, blond hair, exudes confidence in LifeLock's ads.
But the evidence shows that he shouldn't be the slightest bit confident in LifeLock's ability to protect his name or personal data.
For my complete story, just Google its title, "Cracking LifeLock."