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ID:

449

Date:

2008-03-02

Headline:

Big Banks, Telcos Top Identity Theft List

Reporter's name:

Martin H. Bosworth

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ConsumerAffairs.com

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology used FOIA to obtain data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to detect patterns among identity-theft complaints involving banks and telecommunications companies, and to encourage institutions to provide better information to consumers, according to ConsumerAffairs.com.

Notes:

The Center agreed to reduce the scope of the initial FOIA request from all of 2006 to three random months, due to the volume of identity-theft complaints received. Identity-theft complaints made up about 35% of all complaints received by the FTC.

Keywords:

identity theft, telecom, telecommunications, bank, consumer, fraud, credit card

URL:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/03/id_theft_banks.html


Agencies:

FTC

States:

CA
CO
OR

Categories:

business
technology
telecommunications


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