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Demartek Identity Theft Prevention Tips and Commentary

Demartek Identity Theft Prevention Tips and Commentary - May 2005

Identity theft, also known as ID theft and identity fraud, is a widespread and fast-growing crime. Although potentially anybody can be targeted, there are a number of things that can be done to reduce the risk of becoming an identity theft victim. The recent well-publicized security breaches, ruin of financial reputations and even mistaken arrests of many victims have triggered calls to action by individuals, businesses and government.

This report lists suggestions for individuals and organizations to help reduce the risk of identity theft. The areas covered include the handling of paper documents, telephone-related, computer-related issues and the Identity Theft Passport programs. This report also provides references from government agencies for information and assistance and discusses some current and proposed laws. Links are provided to resources in each of the 50 States in the USA, as well as the US federal government and the government of Canada.

This free Demartek report is provided for our clients and friends due to the tremendous attention generated by identity theft.

This report has been updated and is available at: http://www.demartek.com/Demartek_Identity_Theft_Prevention_Tips_and_Commentary.html.