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ID Theft Is More Prevalent Offline with Paper than Online

In Half of the Cases Where the Perpetrator is Known, Identity Fraud is committed by Someone Close to the Victim

SAN FRANCISCO, January 26, 2005 - The 2005 Javelin Identity Fraud Survey Report - released by the Better Business Bureau and Javelin Strategy & Research as an update of the Federal Trade Commission's 2003 Identity Theft Survey Report and Javelin's 2003 Identity Theft Report - shows that despite growing fears about identity theft and online fraud, of the victims that know the identity and method used by the criminal, these crimes are more frequently committed offline than online. Internet-related fraud problems are actually less severe, less costly and not as widespread as previously thought.

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Posted on February 3, 2006 at 09:12 PM | Permalink


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I can't imagine close friends and relative do such a think as an ID theft to me. However, we will never know so I guess I better trust nobody then when it comes to personal information.

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Posted by: jessica at Jul 12, 2008 7:45:18 PM