identity theft

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the co-option of another person's personal information (e

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The contours of the identity theft problem, however, are known
Criminals are trading in their guns for computers and cell phones so they can commit identity theft.
14 million--Additional cost for the school, should 10,000 people incur an average amount of expenses battling an identity theft crime
Classic Security is fully committed to eliminating identity theft.
Identity theft would be much harder--and the costs to victims much lower--were it not for the carelessness of the credit industry and of other institutions that handle personal data.
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, date of birth, or other personal information to commit fraud.
Although the Internet is responsible for its share of identity theft, studies have shown that use of the web and other electronic means such as ATMs can actually help consumers remain vigilant against theft because they can monitor their accounts multiple times over the course of a month," Noah Elkin, an eMarketer analyst, wrote in the report.
Although there is no clear breakdown as to how much identity theft involves computer break-ins as opposed to "traditional" thievery, there is no doubt that technology has increased the amount of confidential information at risk.
An Identity Theft Resource Center study, "The Aftermath--2003," estimates the average identity-theft case causes a victim to miss 607 hours of work.
A recent example of student identity theft resulted in a 26-count indictment against an individual in U.
LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) are sponsoring a two-day identity theft summit for Nevada law enforcement December on 7 & 8, 2010.
While identity theft has become epidemic, the horror stories have traditionally involved adults.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing and most talked about crimes across the country.
A May 2003 study funded by Privacy & American Business (P&AB) and conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that the 7 million victims of identity theft in 2002 represent an 81 percent increase over the number of victims in 2001.
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