Sunday, September 07, 2008

ID protection can be do-it-yourself - The Boston Globe

The full article goes on to review some of the leading credit-monitoring services

Looking at a chronology of data breaches compiled by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, it seems you can't even go a week without significant numbers of people having their identifying information stolen.

In fact, nearly 28 million people were victims of identity theft between 2005 and 2007, according to a nationwide survey by Javelin Strategy and Research, a consultancy firm for the financial services and payment industries. The constant news of data losses and the heightened awareness of victimization have fueled a growing industry built around monitoring individuals' credit.

ID protection can be do-it-yourself - The Boston Globe

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