Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Uncle Sam's coming crackdown on ID theft

Perspectives | CNET "Is the federal government getting the job done when it comes to identity theft?
The Department of Justice has issued a document summarizing its progress. Uncle Sam's apparent aim is to convey the message that the government is aggressively working to turn back the rising tide of ID theft. Read on and draw your own conclusions.
The Justice Department defines ID theft as a crime that victimizes people and businesses in every community, from major cities to small towns. In fact, a presidential task force, co-chaired by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras, began working in May to develop a comprehensive national strategy to combat its spread. "

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