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New Study Debunks Identity Theft Myths

(CBS) LOS ANGELES The study, just released, is one of the largest of its kind, utilizing 5,000 telephone interviews with consumers. It exposes myths, which show the changing tactics of identity thieves.

Myth No. 1: The number of identity theft victims increases every year. Katie Mitzner is with the Southland's Better Business Bureau.

“It’s going down, that is in great part due to consumer awareness,” Mitzner says.

Myth No. 2: seniors are the most likely target of identity thieves. “Generation X -- ages 25 to 34 -- are the number one targets of identity theft, ” she says. [Read more - cbs2]


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