Its a brave new world: fight ID fraud

Hurricane victims struggling to rebuild their lives may be faced with an additional challenge: regaining their identity. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left fraudsters with a unique opportunity to prey on unsuspecting victims. With unknown numbers of credit card receipts, bank records, Social Security numbers and other personal information floating in the flood waters, law enforcement officials say they've already seen an increase in identity theft scams.

"We received 17 complaints just last week," said Kris Wartelle, spokeswoman for the Louisiana State Attorney General's office CNN Money

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