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Identity Theft Spurs Congress, States to Action

The Federal Trade Commission reported last week that complaints about identity theft nearly doubled in 2002, topping its consumer frauds list for the third consecutive year. And the District now leads the nation in those complaints per capita. But if the huge response from readers to the prevention checklist in the Jan. 7 column (“Identity Theft: It Pays to Be Diligent”) is an indication, the findings won’t surprise consumers. They say they’re fed up with the lack of protections on their private information. Full Story

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