Introduction
Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in our nation. Estimates from the Federal Trade Commission and other reputable research institutes indicate there are anywhere from 9 to 15 million new victims every year.
 
Identity thieves can obtain credit cards and loans in your name, get mortgages or apartments using your good credit, substitute their medical histories for yours while committing medical identity theft, get work using your Social Security number, drain your bank accounts, impersonate you on social networking websites, bring the wrath of the IRS down on you, or get you arrested for their criminal deeds. Savvy impostors set up entire businesses as though they are you, and when they take off with customers’ monies without ...

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