|Do You Know Where Your Identity Has Been?|
|Monty Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 01:46:28 -0400
To ensure that their personal information isn't hijacked, consumers|
need to protect themselves. Here are some tips to help keep your data
out of the wrong hands.
By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | April 24, 2005
"Who steals my purse steals trash," wrote William Shakespeare in
These days it's the other way around. Steal somebody's trash, dig out
It's called identity theft.
Real money is at stake, and lots of it -- more than $50 billion,
As always, crooks go where the money is, and where the pickings are
The recent rash of security breaches at data centers makes many
According to TowerGroup, a Needham consulting firm, most of the
Fewer than 200,000 were serious attempts to duplicate someone else's
Still, that's more than enough to worry about, especially considering
State and federal lawmakers are rolling out legislation to toughen the
Better laws might help, but only to a point. We've got to protect ourselves.
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