Scoring to Combat Identity Theft
- Fast-Growing Medical Identity Theft Has Lethal Consequences. Weeks, Katie // San Diego Business Journal;10/16/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 42, p8
The article reports on the growing number of incidents of medical theft in San Diego, California. Medical theft is often done by using a stolen ID to obtain medical services. The county's district attorney's office and nonprofit groups say the problem is underreported and difficult to detect....
- BY THE NUMBERS. // Bank Technology News;May2005, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p1
Presents a chart depicting the segments of identity theft in the U.S.
- Identity Theft. // CIO Insight;Sep2004, Issue 43, p24
This article presents some statistics regarding identity theft in the United States and its effect on businesses.
- 'Continually morphing' identity theft underscores technology's dangers. Rodriguez, Adrian // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;8/13/2004, Issue 323282, p8
Focuses on the issue of identity theft in California. Experience of Shawn Murphy, a Fresno citizen who was living in Los Angeles area when he became a victim if the crime; Role of technology in facilitating identity theft; Tips that will help people avoid the crime.
- Face Lifting. Keyes, Christopher // Texas Monthly;May2005, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p74
Presents facts about identity theft. Definition; Prevalence of the crime in Texas; Measures taken by legislators to address the problem.
- Industry cannot afford to take rap for ID theft. Roy, Mark // Precision Marketing;7/22/2005, Vol. 17 Issue 38, p14
Comments on the prevalence of identity theft in direct marketing in Great Britain. Citation of different ways of identity theft; Contention on the increasing popularity of impersonation of the dead in the country; Impact of the endless crimes on the direct marketing industry.
- Are you dying to get the best job? // Works Management;Dec2005, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p6
The article focuses on deceased impersonation fraud in Great Britain. In 2004, there were more than 70,000 cases recorded. In 2005, around 100,000 cases are expected. Deceased impersonation fraud accounts for about a third of all cases of identity theft. This means employers are more at risk of...
- ID Theft Fear? Up. Awareness? Up. Actual Cases? Down. // Credit Union Journal;2/26/2007, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p65
The article reports on the results of a survey which reveals a significant reduction in identity theft in the U.S. Fraudulent new account openings using a person's private information is also down. It was found that more fraud occurs in traditional physical channels, such as direct theft of...
- How to Foil Identity Thieves. Lynott, William J. // Massage Magazine;Sep/Oct2005, Issue 117, p60
Offers advice to massage therapists on how to protect themselves from identity thieves. U.S. Federal Trade Commission's data on the number of victims of identity thieves; Methods used by identity thieves; Factors contributing to the evolution of identity theft. INSET: What To Do If You Become a...