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Identity Theft 20X Bigger Problem Than Reported

A new report issued by the US Dept. of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reveals that the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) initial 2004 identity theft report missed severely missed the mark, according to the National Crime Prevention Center (NCPC). The FTC reported in its Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data that there were only 246,847 complaints filed in 2004. But a report released this month by the BJS says that 3.6 million households, or about 3 percent of all US households had been the victim of at least one type of identity theft during a six-month period in the same year. Full Story

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