identity theft

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

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All of us have seen Citibank use creativity and humor in its TV commercials to illustrate how identity theft damages the financial lives of its victims.
Identity theft, according to the FBI, is one the fastest-growing crimes in America, with 10 million victims every year.
Banks are missing a valuable opportunity to raise customer awareness of identity theft prevention nationwide, according to a leading security expert.
For the past five years in America, identity theft has been the #1 consumer complaint reported to the FTC and the problems continue to escalate as thieves become more sophisticated.
Treasury's October 2001 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network report concludes that the number of confirmed identity thefts is likely to more than double this year, based on earlier figures.