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 May 14, 2005
Identity Theft
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Does shopping online make you feel leery?  If so, listen to this.  Call 12 for Action learns that when it comes to safety, cyber may actually be the way to go.


Does it scare you to have all your personal information floating around the web?  Dawn Quiett thought that was her biggest risk for identity theft, until she became a victim another way. 


Thieves stole bills and letters right from her mailbox and the result was devastating and set up credit cards in Dawn�s name!  Racking up some ten thousand dollars in bills!


In fact, a new survey released by the Better Business Bureau finds only about 11 percent of identity theft is the result of cyber crime.  The real threat?  Lost or stolen wallet or checkbook friends or family getting access to your information or stolen mail. As long as your computer and the sites you visit are secure, the internet actually provides protection.


Dawn now keeps close tabs on her accounts and pays whatever she can online.  After a lot of frustration she finally straightened out her credit. It is still crucial for all internet users to regularly update firewall and anti-virus software.


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