Identity Theft 2-10 Million Identity Thefts a Year-NOVA-DC Public Safety-177,000 Requests a Month

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The show addresses identity thefts which are estimated to occur at least 10 million times a year. Those interviewed include Will Marling, the Executive Director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and Robert “Wayneâ” Ivey, Resident Agent in Charge, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The web site for the National Organization for Victim Assistance is www.trynova.org. The phone number is 1-800-TRY-NOVA.

For additional information on identity theft, see the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. See “Internet and Fraud Safety” and “Identity Theft” and “Free Credit Reports.”

This is the third in a series of six radio shows with NOVA. This is the second program on identity theft.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Program meta terms: Identity Theft, fraud, identity, credit cards, internet crime

Meta terms: victims, crime victims, victim’s rights, violence, violence reduction, violence prevention, crime, criminals, criminal justice, prison, incarceration, parole, probation, corrections,

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  1. Annihilation Engine says

    I wish someone would provide data on whether or not any of the identity protection services out there really work… :/

  2. Carlos Felicio says

    That’s insane! How can people fall for these traps?

  3. Cedric Copy says

    Well done for informing people about identity theft, this such an important issue in time where the barrier bewteen personal life and public life are becoming so thinner and thinner.

    12 months on average before realising one’s identity has been stolen ! This is scary.

  4. Tor.Basket says

    THe post is really useful, because it can happen to anyone these days.

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