Friday, May 06, 2005

So What Does Identity Theft lead to?

Ever wonder what the identity theft typically will
do with your stolen personal information?

Thieves often open new credit-card and cell-phone
accounts. Cases reported to the federal government in
a recent survey include the following:

Percent of all cases
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Credit card - 42%

Phone or utilities - 22%

Bank - 17%

Employment-related - 9%

Benefits or government documents - 8%

Attempted ID theft - 8%

Loans - 6%

Other - 16%

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