Friday, August 19, 2005

Editorial: Staying ahead of identity theft : "The identity theft crisis growing nationwide is making its presence known here in town, as police log entries routinely suggest nowadays.

With rapid changes in technology, the crime is becoming easier to commit and in some cases harder to solve. The end result is a public confused, afraid and often feeling helplessness against these sophisticated swindlers.

There are practical and often low-tech ways to reduce the risk - some as simple as exercising discretion in sharing vital information such as credit card or Social Security numbers."

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