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13 Jun 2006

From dawn raids to dumpster diving

If you like news stories with a pinch of drama and intrigue, Martha Baer's piece on identity theft will grip you. Starting with the description of a police raid on an identity thief's home, the story focuses on a particularly successful e-crimes unit dealing with everything from lone drug pushers to gangs of assorted criminals actively exploiting identity theft to scrape their sordid living. Their success stems from selectively checking-up on fraudsters released on parole. Strangely enough, they find a significant proportion of former offenders re-offend.
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