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Monday, September 25, 2006

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Chris Hoofnagle

Hi Jeff,

The FTC's stats show that in half of all identity theft cases, the victim cannot identify how the crime was committed. This stuff about roommates/family/etc being the thief is industry spin--it's based on the 26% of cases where the victim actually knows the identity of the thief.

It stands to reason that the remaining cases do result from strangers, security breaches, etc.

C

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