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Monday, September 25, 2006


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.


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