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Identity Theft

Remember Identity Theft isn’t getting your credit card stolen, that’s fraud. Having the records that define who you are to an entire country and determine whether you can get a relatively high paying job get stolen. That’s identity theft…

One comment on "Identity Theft"

  • Dave Birch says:

    This is an interesting story on so many levels, but one thing that I was thinking about while reading it is that there is a genuine problem in the UK with people obtaining jobs using bogus educational qualifications. Disturbingly, these are sometimes medical qualifications. The BBC is running a story today about the problems banks have with people using fake overseas passports to open accounts, but I think having fake doctors, nurses, dentists etc is overall a much worse problem.

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