10 March 2007

US - Study: Identity theft keeps climbing

(CNET News.com)
The rate of identity theft-related fraud has risen sharply since 2003, a report from research firm Gartner suggests. Gartner's study shows that from mid-2005 until mid-2006, about 15 million Americans were victims of fraud that stemmed from identity theft, an increase of more than 50 percent from the estimated 9.9 million in 2003.