Identity Theft More Often An Inside Job

from the no-protection-from-a-greedy-employee dept

Despite all the advice that gets put out there about how to avoid having your identity stolen, an increasing number of identity thefts (perhaps 50% of them) are due to insiders with access to information selling it - meaning, there's really nothing you can do to prevent it. To make matters worse, of course, is that there is simply no easy way to clear your credit history if you're a victim of identity theft. In many cases, the victims are treated more like criminals, while the criminals remain free.

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