USA Today is running an AP article talking about how law enforcement is working on better ways to combat identity theft, where someone mentions that all of those involved with identity theft also are involved with methamphetamine. That was certainly true of the profile of an identity theft ring we wrote about last year, but it seems like focusing on that aspect shouldn't be useful for very long. With the rate at which identity theft crime is growing, it seems likely that it, too, will start to get taken over by organized crime groups - and will become increasingly sophisticated. In other words, if you thought identity theft was bad now, it's only going to get worse. At what point will credit agencies and financial institutions realize that they need to take the issue of identity theft more seriously?
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