ID fraudsters stay one step ahead

Identity thieves are increasingly finding their jackpot is not in your mailbox or kitchen trash bag, but the computer files stored at your chiropractor, accountant or doctor, an industry expert is warning.

With identity fraud, "the future is burglaries -- not burglaries of your home, but of dentists, CPAs, insurers," said James Hudson, a former fraud detective and co-founder and president of Amcrin Corp., in West Linn, Ore.

Amcrin manages a database of white-collar crime, where law-enforcement agencies, financial-services companies and retailers share and glean information on fraudsters. Consumer Watch: ID thieves using new tactics, experts say - Banks - Consumer Services - Financial - General News - Financial Services - Manufacturing - Personal Finance

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