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Identity theft is problematic across the nation, being ranked fourth in the country for reports of identity theft means that Arizona is no stranger to this crime. The Office of the Arizona Attorney General has been instrumental in combating this crime through the creation and collaboration of various organizations and state agencies.
ITRaC News is the ITRC quarterly e-newsletter. This newsletter covers: What's New, latest scams, news releases, product information, Guest Authors, various articles about identity theft, legislative updates and more. Click here for 2012 Q4
Data Breach Notification Roulette
Breaches involving sensitive information in paper format pose a risk of ID theft. So why don’t we have the right to notified?
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Criminal Identity Theft
It’s a terrifying scenario that occurs all too frequently. You’re ready to buy a house or a new car, or start a new job. The prospect of taking this step is cause for both anxiety and excitement. After many months of planning or seeking that perfect opportunity, you’re ready for that next big step in your life. Then, the lender/salesman/banker/potential-employer returns with a pensive look on his face. He informs you that the job (or loan) you applied for cannot be approved. When you ask for the reason, they will hesitate, reluctant to inform you that a review of your background has revealed you have a criminal record!
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It is important for consumers to be aware that their personal identifying information (PII) is vulnerable to exposure. Recognizing the numerous ways consumers can become victims of identity theft, many businesses have been established to assist consumers in “protecting” their identity.