Legislative updates to the Fair Credit Reporting Act were passed in late November, 2003, which could provide welcome relief to identity theft victims soon.
Consumer-friendly provisions of the bill include:
What does the identity thief want?
The KEYS to becoming YOU. The identity-thief wants to become you - and the better you look on paper, the more likely you are to be a target. Everything usually starts with the thief's ability to access key information about you, such as your Social Security Card, driver's license, bank/credit account numbers, PIN(s), and passwords.
the identity thief
find these KEYS?
All around you! Your wallet/purse, mail box, glove compartment, trash can, office/desk, computer and even directly from YOU.
Remember that the easiest way for an identity-thief to steal your identity is to ASK YOU FOR IT, posing as your bank, insurance company, doctor's office or other business you use.
-The University of Oklahoma Police Department
With an ever-changing Internet, and over one hundred external "links" in this identity-theft presentation, dead links will pop up from time to time. We'd appreciate your feedback if you find any of our links to be outdated! — OUPD Webmaster
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