Identity Theft: Arizona and Oregon cracks down on groups of ID fraudsters

Two U.S. states have cracked down on groups of ID fraudsters by arresting a number of people using stolen credit cards, debit card information, and SSNs, some of which were obtained through the Internet via phishing scams......There has been a long string of breaches this year relating to credit cards and ID theft, with 40 million credit cards stolen from CardSystems and 145,000 identities stolen with ChoicePoint, thereby leaving unsuspecting victims with a lifetime of vigilance. Until recently, major online breaches involving CardSystems, Choicepoint, LexisNexis, and others did not need to be reported to the public, and therefore victims often had no idea that their identity and/or accounts had been compromised. Multiple ID fraud busts

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 9th November 2005 10:14PM