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Study Looks at Identity Theft Trends

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By Admin on October 22, 2007 10:33 AM

Most identity theft crimes are not carried out online, and more than 60 percent of identity thieves are under the age of 34 (with two-thirds being male), according to a new study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and conducted by the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection. The findings also show that one-third of identity theft cases occurred through the identity thief's employment. According to CBS News, "the most frequently used non-technological method [of identity theft] was the rerouting of mail through change of address cards. Other prevalent non-technological methods were mail theft and dumpster diving."